Would you wanna use a tee on #7 at Pebble?

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Seems strange the pros use a tee when hitting wedge. When a pro is a 100 yards out sittin perfectly in the fairway would they want to tee that shot up if allowed? I wouldn't think so as they pure that shot so often and the tee seems to change the distance/height/spin it comes off etc... So many are missing the 7th green long or left and very little wind right now and they know exactly how long it plays downhill so no excuse there... just seems if it were a fairway shot they would hit better. Tiger came up way short...

PLUS on the tee you can place the ball for a perfect lie vs fairway... What ya think?

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  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  346WRX Points: 100Posts: 346 Greens
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    aphibarnrat got it pretty close ;)

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  • SNIPERBBBSNIPERBBB Hit Ball Hard SE OhioMembers  3326WRX Points: 854Handicap: 2.9Posts: 3,326 Titanium Tees
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    Would feel too weird not using a tee off the tee box, so nope.

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    In all my life, I've never seen a pro not use a tee on a tee shot, no matter how short the hole. The better question is why would they not tee it up? Why not give yourself a perfect lie for a given shot?

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    Lee Trevino said “If they let you use a tee, why wouldn’t you? Always tee it up.”

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  • lookylookitzadamlookylookitzadam SoCalMembers  631WRX Points: 232Handicap: 2.7Posts: 631 Golden Tee
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    Some pros will tee up the wedge to hit it higher to take off spin or distance by hitting higher on the club face depending on the shot they are playing. Phil and Tiger did it on that odd par3 tiebreaker hole in "The Match".

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  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  346WRX Points: 100Posts: 346 Greens
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    On -, @lookylookitzadam said:

    Some pros will tee up the wedge to hit it higher to take off spin or distance by hitting higher on the club face depending on the shot they are playing. Phil and Tiger did it on that odd par3 tiebreaker hole in "The Match".

    speaking of phil, i recall him mentioning the tee adds 5y-10y in an episode of feherty.

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  • 2bGood2bGood Members  5337WRX Points: 540Handicap: 3-8Posts: 5,337 Titanium Tees
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    I always have on 7 at PB and all other par 3s

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  • oikos1oikos1 Members  2791WRX Points: 558Posts: 2,791 Titanium Tees
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    Pros would use a tee from the fairway if they could

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    On -, @2bGood said:

    I always have on 7 at PB and all other par 3s

    I hope to!

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    On -, @hoselpalooza said:

    On -, @lookylookitzadam said:

    Some pros will tee up the wedge to hit it higher to take off spin or distance by hitting higher on the club face depending on the shot they are playing. Phil and Tiger did it on that odd par3 tiebreaker hole in "The Match".

    speaking of phil, i recall him mentioning the tee adds 5y-10y in an episode of feherty.

    Definitely true for me.

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    I always do.

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  • JkinluvJkinluv Members  45WRX Points: 28Posts: 45 Bunkers
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    I always use a tee. I just find it amazing how inaccurate their shots have been. I drop this shot all day long on my local par 3. Minus the crowds and cameras of course.

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    On -, @Jkinluv said:

    I drop this shot all day long on my local par 3. Minus the crowds and cameras of course.

    how 'bout that wind, elevation change, green firmness, and green-side penalty areas/bunkers? ;)

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    Somebody asked Ben Hogan why he used a tee for tee shots that he used a short iron. Ben's reply was something like "Because I can"

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    Driver off of the deck with a high draw. Easy birdie.

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    18 guarantees for a perfect lie.

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    Would you want to drop your ball on the grass of the seventh tee and then watch your shot skip into the rough behind the green because enough grass got between your clubhead and the ball that you lost just enough spin for the shot not to drop and stop?

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    On -, @rkodavey said:

    In all my life, I've never seen a pro not use a tee on a tee shot, no matter how short the hole. The better question is why would they not tee it up? Why not give yourself a perfect lie for a given shot?

    I sat in the 4 and 17 shared teebox grandstand last weekend and you'd be surprised at how many guys didn't use a tee on either. Most that didn't would smack the ground with their club to pop up a chunk of turf to use as a manmade grass tee, or place and step behind the ball to create a depression.

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    On -, @rkodavey said:

    In all my life, I've never seen a pro not use a tee on a tee shot, no matter how short the hole. The better question is why would they not tee it up? Why not give yourself a perfect lie for a given shot?

    It’s actually fairly common not to

    On -, @oikos1 said:

    Pros would use a tee from the fairway if they could

    Not true for many of them

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    ^^^^ I do that too.... bump the ground with the back of my 3 wood.

    I would consider hand placing a ball on a tour golf course tee a perfect lie...

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    Playing off the tee boxes they play off of I would never use a tee other than longer irons (5+). My feeling is that's how I normally practice and am comfortable, especially with wedges.

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  • Man_O_WarMan_O_War Members  3640WRX Points: 614Posts: 3,640 Titanium Tees
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    the tee is the perfect lie...

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    On -, @iteachgolf said:

    On -, @rkodavey said:

    In all my life, I've never seen a pro not use a tee on a tee shot, no matter how short the hole. The better question is why would they not tee it up? Why not give yourself a perfect lie for a given shot?


    It’s actually fairly common not to

    On -, @oikos1 said:

    Pros would use a tee from the fairway if they could

    Not true for many of them

    Do they do it to keep spin up?

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    On -, @Krt22 said:

    On -, @iteachgolf said:

    On -, @rkodavey said:

    In all my life, I've never seen a pro not use a tee on a tee shot, no matter how short the hole. The better question is why would they not tee it up? Why not give yourself a perfect lie for a given shot?


    It’s actually fairly common not to

    On -, @oikos1 said:

    Pros would use a tee from the fairway if they could

    Not true for many of them

    Do they do it to keep spin up?

    The ones that don’t tee it up do it more because that’s how they practice and hit every other shot. Their yardages are based on shots hit off the ground. It’s not like they are hitting off crab grass at a muni.

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    That makes sense. I was curious if playing an iron off a tee has a similar impact on spin as does hitting off a mat vs grass.

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    On -, @Krt22 said:

    That makes sense. I was curious if playing an iron off a tee has a similar impact on spin as does hitting off a mat vs grass.

    It can if contact changes

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  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members  6005WRX Points: 581Posts: 6,005 Titanium Tees
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    going to tournaments, I've seen some pros hit the ground to make a little bulge/hill to place the ball on for a tee shot with hybrid. Thought that was interesting, I've yet to try it.

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