Ah, the age-old question of which golf tee should I play from? Let’s be real, it’s not like there’s just one magical tee that will solve all your problems on the course. There can be many reasons why you play at different tees including your handicap, skill level or type of play. We admit it can be overwhelming trying to decide which one will give you that extra edge. Do I risk looking like a hero and teeing off from the back tees? Or admit I’m just getting started and tee off from the front. Just remember, it’s not the tee that makes the shot, it’s the golfer… or something like that.
What Golf Tee Should I Play From?
Forward Tees (White Tees)
New to the game of golf and just want to have a bit of fun on the course? Then the front tee is calling your name! The forward tee also know as the white tee or social tee is perfect for those who want to prove to the world (or at least their playing partners) that they’ve got the skills without having to smoke a 300 yard drive. The front tee might not help you win the longest drive, but it does require precision and accuracy to nail those shots. And let’s be real, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as hitting a perfect shot from the front tee and watching it sail down the fairway. Just be prepared for a little bit of ribbing from your friends, because playing from the front tee does come with its own set of challenges. But hey, that’s all part of the fun, right?
Middle Tees (Blue Tee)
Ah, the middle tee. The Goldilocks of the golf course. Not too long, not too short, just right. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but the middle tee does offer a bit of a happy medium for those who want to play a round that’s not too easy, but not too difficult either. This option is perfect for the golfer who is looking for a bit of a challenge, but doesn’t want to feel like they’re in over their head on every hole. These tee’s are what is used for most social golf competitions so if you are thinking about signing up to the local comp this week, these are the tees to play from. Plus, playing from the middle tee allows you to work on your mid-range game, which is an important skill to have in your golfing toolbox.
Back Tees (Black Tee)
Feeling like a high roller? Ready to take on the course from the longest possible distance? Then the back tee is where it’s at! These are the next step up in tee length for competitions which makes sense considering the back tees are also now as the championship tee and for good reason. This option is for the golfer who is looking for a true test of their skills and endurance. Playing from the back tee requires a lot of power and precision, as well as a healthy dose of stamina. And let’s be real, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as nailing a long drive from the back tee and watching it sail down the fairway.
So there you have it, a quick rundown on the different tee options available on the golf course. Whether you’re feeling brave and ready to tackle the shortest distance from the front tee, looking for a bit of a happy medium from the middle tee, or feeling like a high roller and ready to take on the longest distance from the back tee, there’s an option for every golfer. Just remember, no matter which tee you choose, it’s all about having fun, enjoying the game and respecting the rules. Happy golfing!