Tee it forward and move forward faster!
IMGA members. Did you know that you can move up tee box and gain the benefit of hitting more greens in regulation?
As we all get older, we struggle to hit the ball as far as we used to. Teeing it forward to one of the forward tee boxes enables us a greater opportunity to reach the green in regulation or at least get closer AND allows higher handicap individuals to contribute to their teammates in IMGA team games.
If you still need encouragement, here is a quote from Jack Nicklaus who is a proponent of the new system: (from the PGA website) Jack shares the record with Walter Hagen for most PGA Championship titles with five and also shares the U.S. Open record with four victories, is a proponent of TEE IT FORWARD.
“I love the game of golf but I will be the first to tell you that there are things about our game we need to improve,” Nicklaus said. “Now The PGA of America and the USGA have come together to develop ways to that can make the game more attractive and more enjoyable. Tee It Forward is the first of many initiatives we have discussed together, and I think families around the country will enjoy alternate formats like this to make the game more fun.
“All of us deeply involved in the game constantly encourage golfers of all skill levels to play the proper tees, but too often golfers want to bite off as much of the golf course as they can. What ends up suffering is their scorecard and their overall enjoyment. This program should help stimulate people to play the proper tees and maximize the golf experience.”
What do you think? Is it time to change the mindset and the system? Pick up the pace of golf? If more more of us adopted this new program we believe the game would be that much more enjoyable for everyone.
Contact Danny Smith(firstname.lastname@example.org) to change the tee boxes that you play from.