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TEE IT FORWARDand HAVE MORE FUN PLAYING GOLF Do you wish your approach shot to the green was just a bit easier? Would you rather hit an iron into the green vs. a fairway wood or hybrid? If you want to play faster and have more fun, go ahead and move up a set of tees!
When you TEE IT FORWARD, you hit more lofted irons into greens, putt for birdies and pars more often and play faster and score better!
Many amateurs are regularly hitting approach shots on a par-4 hole from 185 to 205 yards. The fact is, most bogey golfers only hit approach shots generally with any accuracy from within 170 yards. When you TEE IT FORWARD, you have the potential to hit approach shots from 145 to 165 yards.
If you currently play from the foward-most tee area, consider playing from the 200-yard marker or family course tees (if offered at your faciity). The goal is for golfers to hit more lofted irons into greens and have more fun!
Join your friends and enjoy a new, positive experience on the golf course - move up a set of tees and TEE ITFORWARD!
TEE IT FORWARD received great feedback in 2012 from golfers nationwide who reported:
Question: Why do course aerate greens, and why do they do it during peak golf season?
How many times in your life have you heard the saying, "If you want to take a step forward, sometimes you have to begin with a step back"? Now when it comes to golf, I can see this old saying having quite a few parallels, most notably refining your swing. But helping a green stay in pristine shape?? No way! Greens already account for at least 18 reasons why my score isn't as good as it should be. The last thing I (or presumably any of us) need is to deal with a green that not only has its usual peculiarities but also has a million little holes drilled into it!!!
I'm talking, of course, about green aerification. And if you've ever played a round of golf with recently aerated greens, I'm sure you know exactly what I'm referring to. So why the heck do greens keepers feel the need to basically ruin a perfectly good green by punching tons and tons of little holes in it, not to mention driving golfers absolutely mad at the same time? Well, that's an excellent question and the answer is basically as simple as taking one step back to move two steps forward.
You see, the grasses used on common greens are very temperamental. In fact, for it to grow successfully while being cut to the short length of about 3/16 of an inch, the grass needs long roots. It is through these roots that the grass gets its needed oxygen and water. And as you can imagine, countless golfers and mowers moving over it compacts the ground under the green to the point where if left unchecked, the roots would nearly suffocate and eventually die.
By removing small little cores of turf through the process of aerification, the green decompresses and regains its ability to breath. As the greenskeepers add a sandy mixture to fill in the holes, the actual makeup of the turf improves letting the roots gain more of the vital water and air needed to help the green grow even better. Aerification also removes some of the top layer of turf known as thatch, basically the remnants of dead grass from past trimmings, etc. Some thatch is good as it returns important nutrients to the soil. But, too much thatch is bad because it can serve as a haven for diseases and insects.
What's worse is that the best time of year to aerate the greens is mid-summer and that means right smack-dab in the middle of peak golfing season! Then, to add insult to injury, the USGA does not really give us much relief in the rulebook concerning the holes left from aerification. Brent Kelley discusses the nuances of this rule here.
I guess that means we'll just have to look past the terrible putts we'll make on an aerated green and instead think of the long-term benefits for our beloved courses. That, my friends, will be waaaaay easier said than done! Can you say, "mulligan"??? - See more at: http://www.oobgolf.com/content/columns/know+the+game/1-1073-Aerated_Greens.html#sthash.AdnmXp4L.dpuf