The Best Place to Tee Off is an interesting topic and one that many people are interested in but very few know the real answer to. I am sure that for most golfers the best place to tee off on the course is at least where they begin their drives. That being said I also know that some people like to tee off anywhere, and if you ask me I would consider them to be lucky. I wouldn’t say they are lucky but they are very passionate about their sport and want to tee off wherever they are most comfortable with. If that is your passion then by all means pursue your passion and maybe I will have something to start you on that journey!
OK, so what is the best place to tee off? That is a very good question and it has a number of different answers. For me, I like to tee off where I have a clear view of what is ahead of me. It could be in the middle of a shady green or on the edge of a sand trap. I love to tee off where I am having the best view possible and where the action is happening.
What about you? Where do you want to hit your drive? Is it in a well-ventilated fairway? Are you looking for a short tee shot to build up your handicap? Are you trying to hit the ball as far down the fairway as humanly possible so you can make the best use of your approach shot? My best advice to any player is to play the game as if you are in the outfield in left field trying to catch a fly ball.
The best place to tee off is where you can see everything clearly. If that sounds like it might be a problem then you should try to see it from the tee box. How good would it be to look down and see your ball going toward the trees in right? That will give you plenty of time to decide if it’s the best place to play your drive.
One more thing about the best place to tee off before you swing is to remember how good your tee shot will feel once you hit it. I have yet to see a golfer who irons out a straight drive that feels terrible afterward. On the other hand, I have seen plenty of golfers hit the ball way too hard or too far to the left (or too far to the right) after teeing it up. Do you want to be in that group?
I am not saying that you should never play at a site with other golfers. The great thing about putting mats is that they can help you find a good spot to play your shot and get used to the motion of playing out of the rough. They also allow you to focus on the putting aspect of your game rather than worrying about getting your wedge into the fairway. When you are focused on putting, you will notice that you make fewer mistakes and will actually enjoy the game more.
Now, once you have found a nice location for playing your shot, the next step is to choose the perfect club to use for that green. There are so many brands and companies out there that it can be overwhelming when you start looking. Here are a few things to consider: What is the club suited for? Is it for the right terrain and grip, and what is the distance and direction that I need to hit my ball to get the most distance and backspin?
Once you know the answer to those questions, you are ready to start playing and teeing off at your new best playgrounds. Just remember the fundamentals of putting, hitting the greens, and understanding the physics of the game, and you should have an enjoyable day. Good luck and happy putting.