Course Strategy

Where To Tee Up On a Par 3

 

Par 3 Strategy

Something I see a lot is players not using the tee space they have been given on the tee box to give themselves the best chance of: first of all, getting on the green on a par 3, and secondly, finishing close to the pin.  Teeing up on different sides of the tee box can greatly increase your chance of both, and if you are a more advanced player, can also encourage different shot shapes.  Enjoy this video and be sure to think a little more where to tee your ball up the next time you are playing a par 3.

Transcript

Something I see a lot is players not using the tee box they been given, the space that’s been given to make the shot a little bit easier. They don’t know where to tee their golf ball up. To give you a little example on that, I wanna pass three, the pins on the right hand side of the green.

So what I’ll do. So I go to the far left side of the tee as much as I can because in doing this, I’m heading from left to right that will open up the green a little. That will make getting close to this pin that little bit easier. If I was playing a hole and the pin was on the left hand side of the green, I’ll be teeing up on the far right hand corner. Again, this would open up the green a little. It will give me a little more margin for error and my shot, again, it would make a little bit easier when you get close to this left pin.

If the pin was in the center of the green, I’ll go ahead and tee-up, tee-up on the center of the tee-box. So here we go. Pins on the right hand side of the green. I’ve chosen the left hand side of the tee-box. I’ve got a good view of the pin. Hitting from left to right. This makes it that little bit easier for me to get myself a make of a birdie putt.

Now, there’s based on where the pin is. If you’re a little more of an advanced player and you’re looking to shape your shots, perhaps you’re looking to have a draw or fade on a certain hole. I always recommend if you’re trying to have a fade shot, go to the right hand side of the tee-box. Won’t get too much into the detail of that but normally, teeing up on the right, being able to swing to the left will promote and encourage a fade shot. If you’re trying to hit a draw, I’ll go with more towards the left hand side of the tee box. The opposite of that, aiming a little more down the right, swinging to the right encourages a draw shot.

Golf Strategy – Where To Tee Up On A Par 4

 

Par 4 Course Management

Learn to use the whole tee box on a par 4 to give yourself the best chance of hitting the fairway and staying away from the trouble.  This can also include giving yourself the best angle for your second shot.

Transcript

Very often I see players not using the tee box they’ve been given, the space they’ve been given to make the hole they’re playing that little bit easier. By changing the position of where you tee your ball up, you can change the angle of the shot, making it a little bit easier to hit a certain target or stay away from hazard or some trouble.

I’ll give you an example of that. I’m about to play a par four. I’ve got a hazard on the left hand side of the hole, a bunker on the left hand side of the hole. So I really want to favor the right side of this fairway. To do that, I’ll tee the ball up as far to the left hand side of the tee box as I can. Because now I have changed the angle, I’m playing from left to right and I’m hitting the ball away from the trouble.

That’s a good general rule to go by. If the trouble is on the left, tee up on the left hand side of the hole, left hand side of the tee box. If the trouble’s on the right hand side of the hole, tee up to the right side of the tee box. Again you’ll be hitting the ball away from the trouble.

Basically you’re teeing the ball up on the opposite side of the tee box to where you want the ball to start. That can also work if you’re a more advanced player looking to hit a draw or fade.

For a draw you’ll see up on the left hand side of the hole. It makes a little bit easier to play from the left side to the right side making the ball start down the right hand side of the hole and draw back to your target.

Right hand side of the tee box for fade. The opposite, it makes it easy to get the ball starting down the left side and fading back towards your target.

Let’s give this a try. We’ve got the trouble down the left hand side of the hole. I’m playing to the right side of the fairway and I’ve teed it up on the left hand side of the tee box.

Even if means I have to stand off the tee box sometimes that’s OK. Use all the tee that you’ve been given.

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