How to Stand on the Teeing Ground
Have you ever faced the tight fairway?
While average golfers are thinking the fairway is tight, the good players may not think so because good players use the whole width of the fairway.
The teeing ground is the only place on the golf course that you can pick a spot to hit the shot from.
But lots of average golfers tee it up in the middle of the tee box.
When teeing up, you should try to find the flat spot. Also you need to consider the following.
1) For Slicers
Stand on the right side of the tee box and aim left to use the whole fairway width. If the shot will go straight, it should land on the left side of fairway. If it slices, you will still keep your ball in the right side of the fairway.
2) For Hookers
Stand on the left side of the tee box and aim right instead of standing in the middle of the tee box.
3) Avoiding Hazard
If the water is on the right side of green, try to tee up from the right side of teeing ground and aim for the center of the green.
4) Sucker Pins
A sucker pin is a flagstick that is placed close to a bunker or water, out of bounds and so on.
For a sucker pin, you should stand on the same side of your trouble on the teeing ground. If the pin is on the left, you should stand left side of the teeing ground and aim for the center of the green.
So when hitting the tee shot on a par 4, you might want to think about the pin position and decide which side of fairway you should aim for.
Even the tour pros will say they hit maybe one or two perfect shots per round. So it's important to know where we can miss a shot to avoid trouble.
Good players prepare themselves to avoid trouble, but high handicappers hope to hit the best shot and usually get in trouble.
- Fat Shots
- Fairway Woods
- Long Iron
- Short Iron
- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
- Fairway Bunker