Tee it Forward

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INTRODUCTION

To help golfers have more fun on the course and enhance their overall experience by playing from a set of tees best suited to their abilities, The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association have partnered to support "TEE IT FORWARD," It is also promoted by  NGCOA, GCSAA, CMAA, LPGA.

With TEE IT FORWARD, golfers can potentially speed up play and have more fun by utilizing tees that provide the greatest playability and enjoyment.

It encourages all golfers to play the course at a length that is aligned with their average driving distance (see chart below).


BACKGROUND

This new national initiative from The PGA of America and United States Golf Association was introduced at golf facilities nationwide in July 2011


DATA

TEE IT FORWARD received great feedback from golfers nationwide. See the results below :-

70% of golfers found playing more enjoyable with TEE IT FORWARD

47% felt they played faster

91% are likely to use it again

52% stated they were likely to play golf more often knowing they could TEE IT FORWARD

"The Players Course" at Tierra Rejada Golf Club California, with new forward tees and wide landing areas, drew 1,000 rounds in August.  Click Here


LEVEL OF SUCCESS 

Encourage new virgin players to progress to the next step.
People can play to their strenght :-
1. Play forward tees
2. Play faster
3. Be in control of your game

Groups playing from seperate tee boxes may cause distruption to play.
Good players may get discouraged.


MANUAL


TEE IT FORWARD

Guidelines for Selecting Tees

Driver Distance Recommended                                      18 Hole Yardages

275                                                                               6,700 - 6,900

250                                                                               6,200 - 6,400

225                                                                               5,800 - 6,000

200                                                                               5,200 - 5,400

175                                                                               4,400 - 4,600

150                                                                               3,500 - 3,700

125                                                                               2,800 - 3,000

100                                                                               2,100 - 2,300

                                                                                     

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