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Old 07-02-2018, 08:10 AM
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What is wrong with the pros that are teaching women to play in the villages? I played with beginners this past week and they were teeing the ball up in the middle of the fairway. When I asked what they were doing they told me their instructor told them if it made the game more fun and was easier they should do it. I thought they made a mistake in what they said but spoke to another person who told them their instructor told them the same thing. Come on, be real instructors out there. Teach women to play by the rules , not what feels good. It is embarrassing to be treated to different rules because it “feels good”. They will never learn this way and it holds up the game! Women are capable of playing the right way!

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Old 07-02-2018, 08:17 AM
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For ALL beginners (men/women/children)...I personally don't see anything wrong with it at all.

In fact, being able to hit it straighter and not always going off in the rough/woods when one is just starting...can more than make up for the minuscule amount of time it takes to tee it up.

Just like the "Tee It Forward" initiative, things that make the game more fun can only grow the game I love...and that has seen a slow and steady decline in recent years.

To me, that's like saying the 'Friendly Tees' should be eliminated...because they don't have a course/slope rating.
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:23 AM
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What is wrong with the pros that are teaching women to play in the villages? I played with beginners this past week and they were teeing the ball up in the middle of the fairway. When I asked what they were doing they told me their instructor told them if it made the game more fun and was easier they should do it. I thought they made a mistake in what they said but spoke to another person who told them their instructor told them the same thing. Come on, be real instructors out there. Teach women to play by the rules , not what feels good. It is embarrassing to be treated to different rules because it “feels good”. They will never learn this way and it holds up the game! Women are capable of playing the right way!
I respectively disagree.

IMHO everyone has 13 minutes to play the hole. That's the only "rule" [that's more a cutesy] that matters.

I think when you are teaching children it is important to get them to play by the rules as quickly as reasonably possible. In baseball they start with tee ball. At our age, make it fun. After all if you are not going to count all your strokes, not hit provisionals, walk it back when it's lost or play everything down why pretend you play the same game as the pros.

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Old 07-02-2018, 09:31 AM
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The point is to have fun. Tee it up if you like. Once they get proficient at that they can move on the playing it as it lies. Also, it will probably save stokes and make play faster for everyone involved.
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:37 AM
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The point is to have fun. Tee it up if you like. Once they get proficient at that they can move on the playing it as it lies. Also, it will probably save stokes and make play faster for everyone involved.
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:52 AM
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I see nothing wrong with it a long as it's understood by the beginner what play is by the rules or not and provides the beginner to practice fundamentals and have fun. These are recreational golfers, not tour pros who's play depends on making a mortgage payment. I'd rather they tee it in the fairway to speed play rather than ripping real estate up the fairway or making that little line behind the ball in a bunker. The villages recently put out a pamphlet on ways to speed play for beginners at the starter shacks. I've heard some pretty snide remarks about those as well. Relax and have fun people.
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:57 AM
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What other game/activity can you play with beginners and pros and all be competitive since you are playing against the course, the clock and yourself? My most memorable rounds were playing with my dad and 2 sons.

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Old 07-02-2018, 04:14 PM
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How many golfers here play by the rules.....play the ball as it lies, no gimmies, no mulligans etc. The rule should be "get out and enjoy the game" and as long as you aren't slowing play or not raking your traps or not fixing ball marks play what is fun to you.
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What is wrong with the pros that are teaching women to play in the villages? I played with beginners this past week and they were teeing the ball up in the middle of the fairway. When I asked what they were doing they told me their instructor told them if it made the game more fun and was easier they should do it. I thought they made a mistake in what they said but spoke to another person who told them their instructor told them the same thing. Come on, be real instructors out there. Teach women to play by the rules , not what feels good. It is embarrassing to be treated to different rules because it “feels good”. They will never learn this way and it holds up the game! Women are capable of playing the right way!
Hey, newbie, it's all about speeding up the pace of play. Have you ever gotten behind a group that cannot get the ball off the ground and your round turned into a 5 1/2 hr marathon? Didn't think so.

I don't care if they tee it up on every shot as long as they keep it moving forward. Those people you see doing that ARE NOT COMPETITION GOLFERS, they're doing it for the fun.
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:28 PM
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Bunch of nonsense. Teeing up in fairway slows play. That’s all we need more slow play.
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