During some of my early morning solo rounds ill,often play off the reds on a few holes....and, for me, if you hit the ball "normal " male distances you can find yourself in trouble very quickly
On some holes the hazards are only reachable by the longest of the ladies but I can reach them .
And if youre a little off line you're in the poo....
I get 8 shots off the Whites and Yellows, 7 off the Reds
Might play a full round off the reds one day.....
Why would age make a difference?The only thing it showed was recommendations according to your handicap. Nothing else.
EG. My Hcap is 17.6 and it recommends playing off the white tees. But if you 18 plus hcap yellow tees. It seemed a bit lazy to me because it don’t take into consideration age etc.
I have only Started playing off yellows this season and our fuddle had a discussion about me playing off yellows. Some were not happy even though I dropped two shots off the fuddle hcap to allow for it. Oddly enough our fuddle did a team comp off yellows yesterday
I left the odd comment or two on our what’s app group.
Just had a look and I have deleted the email but I would have thought all England golf members would have been sent it.
Is it a generic E-mail or one tailored to your club. If the former I don't see how they could possibly be making such a recommendation, given the vast variety of courses we have in this country. Personally very doubtful such an email originated from EG. The very reason EG do recommend players play from the tee's that most matches their ability is precisly so that players get the most enjoyment out of the game, nobody though should be feeling under any obligation to play from any paricular tee's whether that is recommended by the club or by EG.We had an email off our secretary last week. Basically it was sent on by him From Golf England. It was recommendations of what tee you should play off depending on your handicap. Personally I thought it was rammel and I told him so. I honestly don’t know what the point is spending all this time money to have courses rated from Different tees. Then England golf say we think you should play from
This tee. Everyone is individual and they can decide.
For me England golf have massively muddied the waters by having multi tee comps and then giving extra shots to all. Then they give advice on what tee to use.
Someone at England golf needs to give their head a wobble. The game is about enjoying it and if it means someone wants to play off whatever tee they want to, they shouldn’t feel there going against
Am gobsmacked reading a couple of posts where ladies sections of golf are against the changes. Women have had a bum deal for years when it has come to some areas of men Running golf and clubs. It seems that some women as well as men are still against change and are stuck in the 1800,s.I raised the question with our club as to why all our tees aren't in gender neutral and we cant play off any at any time. (Whites and blacks only for comps etc). The captain emailed back and said that he agreed with me and raised it in a committee meeting but was out voted 6-2. He agreed that in these days of equality for all it would be the most sensible approach but said the lady captain was incensed at the thought that men be allowed to play off the forward tees.
Just another example of our club being stuck in the past in many ways unfortunately. The committee really haven't painted themselves in a good light this year and the fact that they've just allowed our best greenkeeper to leave without even countering the offer he'd received from another fairly local club is an absolute farce, especially when the excellent work he has put in around the course over the last 4 years is plain for everyone to se
The proof of the pudding .....I don't buy that the Red tees would get cut up...