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Paulgadene
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PostSubject: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:25 pm

Just wondering if any other beginners had ever thought of using the Red Tee Box in a round. I sometimes find it difficult on par 4 & 5 and thought using the red tee box may make the game more enjoyable.
The problem is I have to swallow my pride when playing with friends using the white tee box!
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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:35 pm

Interesting question. The way I look at it is if you believe you will enjoy the game more from Red, you should be able to do so. What irks me, especially in SGP, are ppl who can't play from Blue want to do it from the Blue tee!
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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:59 pm

My friend did it before. But he picks and choose. Certain hole he goes red, certain hole he goes white. Usually those par 3 where you got to carry water above 120m he will go red.
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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:30 pm

I think it depends on you. Whatever floats your boat and whatever that makes the game more enjoyable for you.

I tee-off from the white box even from Monster Par 5. I see it as both a morale booster and a 'eat humble pie' where I'll feel good if I drive properly and yet knowing that I'm woefully a beginner whenever I shank or miss the ball.
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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:16 pm

i have a newbie qns... if i wanna tee from the white and my playing partner wants from the blue... who has the honours??
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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:44 pm

I think local singapore rule is the whole flight should be playing on white.
if all of the balls in the flight meets the criteria to play blue ( 18 and below ?), then you can play blue. If one of the ball is over 18 then that flight should be playing from white tee.

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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:48 pm

waadee wrote:
i have a newbie qns... if i wanna tee from the white and my playing partner wants from the blue... who has the honours??
Like what dmateo had said I believe that's the rule?

But I think nothing and nobody is stopping you from playing off the blue tee (except yourself?). So just for the challenge of it, why not? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:44 pm

on public golf course most likely you can get away with it.
Some course (NSRCC), they will check and make sure you are of the correct handicap level to play off blue. At least this i what I've been told by my Khaki.

But a male on a red tee, that will definitely attract attention. I don't think you can do it on first tee (marshal is normally around). Might be 3 -4 holes onwards, unless you dress a a girl j/k.. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:48 pm

Paulgadene wrote:
Just wondering if any other beginners had ever thought of using the Red Tee Box in a round. I sometimes find it difficult on par 4 & 5 and thought using the red tee box may make the game more enjoyable.
The problem is I have to swallow my pride when playing with friends using the white tee box!

Maybe u should consider working harder to make ur game enjoyable instead of playing from red tee... Sounds like U trying to take short cut lidat... And in golf... There is no short cut... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:59 pm

dmateo wrote:
I think local singapore rule is the whole flight should be playing on white.
if all of the balls in the flight meets the criteria to play blue ( 18 and below ?), then you can play blue. If one of the ball is over 18 then that flight should be playing from white tee.


mmm..i dun think so. I hv played once with my friends from the blue tee..but after a few holes, two of us was ask by the marshall to tee from the white while the other two can continue to tee off from blue..
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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:08 pm

Yup. It is actually a misconception that all must tee off from same tee box.

In a mixed group of low hcp and high ones, in order not to slow down the groups behind, the group maybe should tee off from both tees according to hcp.
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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:24 pm

I think it's only right when the whole flight tee off from the highest hcap player's tee (excluding ladies red tee)... Seems like we cam make a wager out of this... Keke...

$20 anyone? See who's right? tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:29 pm

alvin7379 wrote:
I think it's only right when the whole flight tee off from the highest hcap player's tee (excluding ladies red tee)... Seems like we cam make a wager out of this... Keke...

$20 anyone? See who's right? tongue

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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:08 pm

samT wrote:
Interesting question. The way I look at it is if you believe you will enjoy the game more from Red, you should be able to do so. What irks me, especially in SGP, are ppl who can't play from Blue want to do it from the Blue tee!

Embarassed Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:37 pm

dmateo wrote:
on public golf course most likely you can get away with it.
Some course (NSRCC), they will check and make sure you are of the correct handicap level to play off blue. At least this i what I've been told by my Khaki.

But a male on a red tee, that will definitely attract attention. I don't think you can do it on first tee (marshal is normally around). Might be 3 -4 holes onwards, unless you dress a a girl j/k.. Smile

Happy golfing.
Wow~ So strict in Singapore's courses? affraid

Maybe I'm really getting it too relaxed on the courses here in Thailand.... Sigh~
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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:05 pm

what handicap then can play off blue?
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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:32 pm

As far as I know, you can't tee off from different tees (for a flight of all guys that is)....i tried it before at OCC......i teed off from blue and my friends, who were beginners, teed off from the white tees.....and we got warned by the marshall.....i don't know about red tees.....but if you really need to play from the red, then maybe you're not ready for the course yet.....

SS, typically you need to have a h'cap of 18 and below to play from the blue tee....

My own rule of thumb is that as long as you're keeping up with the flight above, tee off from blue or black if you want......if not, eat some humble pie and move up to white.....
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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:35 pm

i want to tee off from white...but often i am the only on in my flight that wants to and the only one having a high handicap. Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:37 pm

WRT my home course, it is 18 & below for blue tee.

My BB, Pray tell me, how to teach Humble pie to some of the old fools at my home course.
Can barely carry 200m still tee off blue and cannot even cross the hazard at 200m.
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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:02 pm

I believe it's possible & perfectly alright for men to play off the red tee, just that it could be a test of "face". In any case, golf should be played based on ability, not ego.

I totally agree with Asahi. It is a real pain & test of patience to see the flight in front tee off blue when they can hardly clear the water hazard, or tee off into orbit (OB or rough) time & again, & in the meantime delay every one behind.

In my home course, some of the par 3s are quite long from blue & these guys use drivers lol....

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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:06 pm

wah sounds like me. lucky never play there before otherwise kena hantam by Asahi
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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:20 pm

dmateo, you are definitely nt as short as those old fellas I mentioned.

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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:37 am

asahi wrote:
WRT my home course, it is 18 & below for blue tee.

My BB, Pray tell me, how to teach Humble pie to some of the old fools at my home course.
Can barely carry 200m still tee off blue and cannot even cross the hazard at 200m.
silent

You saying me ah? Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:29 am

Allo. Dun be so sensitive lah.
You nt in my hm course and you drive further than 200m.
Dun buaya here lah
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PostSubject: Re: Tee Box   Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:32 am

Allo, less la.. ask Mizzy lor...
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