By Brent Kelley
Definition: The "tee shot" is the first stroke played from the teeing ground of a golf hole.
Tension kills distance
I get asked a lot how I'm able to hit it so far. I tell people that whenever I need to give the ball a little extra hit, I try to get very relaxed and free.
Tee Shot (Rule 11)
Play your tee shot from between, and not in front of, the tee-markers.
You may play your tee shot from up to two club-lengths behind the front line of the tee-markers.
"Shortcut to Tee Shot Alignment"
Many students ask, "How can I get more accurate with my tee shots?" The following shortcut can develop confidence off the tee and at the same time place many more shots in the proper place to play your best golf.
Straighten Your Tee Shots
Quick tips for straighter hits
By Derek And Karen Nannen, PGA, Photos By David Johnston ...
There are a couple of tee shots at the Augusta National Golf Club that consistently challenge me - number 10 and number 18. Each is a long, tight, doglegging par four, and on each hole I've hit my share of poor tee shots.
Tee Shot : A shot from the tee, the first shot on any hole. Example: Her tee shot was right down the middle of the fairway.
Tee shots into a ravine
On the third playoff hole at the 2001 Buick Invitational, Phil Mickelson and Frank Lickliter both drove their tee shots into a ravine.
The tee shot hit with the 1 wood. To move forward.
A shot played to a blind hole, the player cannot see the ball land.
Ballooning tee shots are most often caused by hitting the ball on too steep of an upswing. In trying to over-control their drives, golfers often "steer" the clubhead through impact, rather than swinging through impact.
Drive: a tee shot of great length, usually done with a driver (a type of golf club)
Eagle: a hole played in two strokes under par.
Fairway: the short grass between the tee and the green.
He hit a good tee shot, but with the green seemingly in range in two, found his approach swallowed up by the water in front of the green.
A poor tee shot where the top of the clubhead strikes under the ball, causing it to go straight up in the air. In addition to being bad shots, pop-ups frequently leave white scuff-marks on the top of the clubhead, or dents in persimmon clubs.
(The defending champion's defense ended when he chunked his tee shot on the par-3 16th and hit the ball into the pond guarding the green). Cleek A fairway wood with the approximate loft of a 4-wood that produces high shots that land softly.
Scotch Foursome a game where 2 two-man teams play one ball per team and teammates alternate strokes, the tee shot being hit by one team member on odd numbered holes and the other on even numbered holes (see also "Chapman Scotch" or "Pinehurst") ...
To this point, the definition of 'scotch foursomes' is the same as that of ordinary 'foursomes'; however, players do not alternate hitting tee shots as they would in foursomes.
Tee - A disposable wooden peg to place the ball on during your tee shot or first shot from the tee area
Tee box - The area from which the ball is hit on the first shot of a hole.
Tee off - To hit or play a tee shot.
On each hole each player drives and the best tee shot is selected by the team. Each member then plays a second shot from the spot where the selected tee shot lay and the best second shot is then selected in a similar manner.
The best of the tee shots is selected and all players play their second shots from that spot. The best of the second shots is determined, then all play their third shots from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed.
tee off To play a tee shot.
tee up To begin play by placing the ball on the tee.
tee-shot A shot played from a tee.
teeing ground The area in which you must tee off your ball.
This is when a player's tee shot goes straight into the hole.
address: The starting position of the body ( also set-up)
air-shot: A swing which completely misses the ball - the score however still counts.
Sergio had hit his tee shot on one hole on the back nine to the right and was behind a huge tree right close to the trunk. His only shot was to swing and close his eyes pretty much for fear of the ball ricocheting off the tree.
Before you hit that first tee shot (even when you're late for that tee time), stretch and swing a club. If you can hit practice balls before playing, do it... starting slowly.
Each team consists of two players where each player hits a tee shot to start every hole. After selecting the best tee shot, each team member will hit his second shot from that spot.
His tee shot was an exact replica of that which he played from the first tee on the first day's play at Muirfield last year. Both were blocked right and into deep rough - but with one salient difference - this year his ball was lost.
It demands a big drive: in fact, it's one of the few tee shots on the course that I used to try to hit as hard as I could.
The rewards I receive everyday, from a junior golfer that has just won a Little Linkster Tournament, or another that just hit his best tee shot on the 1st hole, are more gratifying than any formal awards.
Montgomerie hit 82% of the fairways with his tee shots. Montgomerie also shot 15 over par for the tournament. In fact the top 3 players in the fairways hit category came in 32nd, 37th and 46th place in the tournament as far as score was concerned.
Well, had I played a fade, I'd have run a greater risk of pulling the tee shot with the ball not fading enough or at all. And with that right-to-left wind, things would only get worse. I'd be hitting my second shot from the bear grass! ...
You hit the best tee shot you ever hit. It is a 260-yard drive that splits the fairway. Your next shot you take your 5-wood and hit a great shot 210-yards straight down the middle.
Ex: On the tee shot, player throws out of bounds. After taking 1 meter of relief into the course, the player throws an approach shot and then a putt to hole out. Tee shot-1, approach shot-2, putt-3, penalty-4. Player scores a 4 on this hole.
Shamble - Like in a scramble, all members of a team (usually four) tee off and the best ball of the four tee shots is selected. All players move their balls to the spot of the best ball.
Three Fast Tips for Better Tee Shots
by Benjam R Ehinger
Finding your way from the tee box to the middle of the fairway will provide you with a better chance for par or birdie. Hit better tee shots this year with these three tips.
In casual play, a golfer who hits a poor tee shot is sometimes allowed to take a second shot without penalty. The second shot is called a "mulligan." It's usually allowed only on the first tee. See also shapiro.
Multi-Layer Ball ...
Someone who hits their tee shot a long way.
The angle at which the grass on the green lies. Playing against it or with it affects the speed of the ball when putting.
Unfortunately, when their next tee shot goes into the water, the good shot is soon forgotten about. Why do so many people tend to invest a disproportionate amount of emotional energy in thinking about how to play bad shots?
The inside to outside swingpath produces straighter and longer shots. For tee shots on the course, position the brand name on the ball down the target line. Aim to make contact with the ball inside the brand name for the same effect.
Where I am not consistent is on the fairway from the end of the tee shot to the green. I bought some knock off clubs last spring with over-sized heads so I have a comfortable feel when hitting the ball.
Hole that changes direction to the left or right, normally in the landing area for the tee shot
Term used in match play for the situation when a player is leading by as many holes as are left to play and therefore cannot be beaten ...
Similar to the Canadian foursomes on half combined handicap. after the tee shot, players play their partner's ball, then select one ball to play alternately until holed.
Chapman Foursomes ...
Tee-box - Where every hole starts, from which you hit your drive or tee shot.
Thinned (shot) - A shot in which the club head strikes the ball too high and results in a low, often slicing shot.
FAIRWAY WOODS - 2, 3, 4, 5, and sometimes higher-numbered woods designed to be used when the ball is in play after the tee shot.
FILAMENT WINDING - Sheets of prepreg (see below) graphite or boron are ...
The ball goes straight into the hole from your tee shot.
To finish play on one hole by hitting the ball into the cup ...
Three off the tee
If a ball is lost, out of bounds, or unplayable from the tee shot, the player is penalized one stroke and tees off again - the third shot.
Someone who is playing unusually well.
DRIVE - this is the term which means your tee shot. It is also usually the way you get to the golf course.
Double D: When a driver is used on the fairway after being used for the tee shot.
Double Eagle: Three shots under the hole par; also known as albatross.
round I went driver, five iron and from the white tees it was three wood, seven wood. Score well here because what ever you gain on this hole you'll be sure to kiss good-bye on the par 3 fourteenth. Trust me whatever club you pull on that tee shot ...
See also: Tee, Golf, Shot, Swing, Hit