|Check your ego at the tips & play like a Tour Player|
TEE IT FORWARD... for those who don't know... is a new national initiative from the PGA of America and United States Golf Association that's encouraging golfers to consider switching it up a bit... and playing from the same relative distance as a touring professional would over 18 holes.
Perhaps you think you're doing that already... and maybe you are... but chances are great you may not be. Based on average amateur driver distance/tee selection, many... if not most... amateur golfers play on courses that are proportionally far longer than the typical PGA Tour layout. In other words, based on the average length of their drives, lots of
Subversive as it may sound to some, what's being advocated with TEE IT FORWARD is, simply, playing from the set of tees best suited to one's abilities. Whether those tees are red, blue, gold or... purple with pink polka dots. It's all about making the game more fun, faster and probably a tad less frustrating. Everything's explained at the PGA and USGA websites. There's also a great story on how the always innovative Barney Adams (founder of Adams Golf) initiated PLAY IT FORWARD ... and the reason I suggested this might be a good time to try it out is that it's the final weekend to enter the TEE IT FORWARD sweepstakes. All you have to do is head over to PlayGolfAmerica.com, click on the “TEE IT FORWARD” banner and then the “Enter Sweepstakes” button. There you'll be able to weigh in with your thoughts and/or experiences on this new initiative... positive or negative... and you'll be automatically entered. The prize... by the way... is a stay-and-play package for four at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Runners-up will win two tickets to either the 2012 U.S. Open Championship or the 2012 PGA Championship.
So why not try teeing it forward this weekend you may find yourself playing more like a Tour Player.