Question: What Does 3 Off The Tee Mean?

Typically, we fire a tee shot about 200 yards down the fairway and into the woods.

Now if you deem it unfindable from the tee you have the option of doing three-off-the-tee where ideally your third shot will land way up in the middle of the fairway.

Or, you can walk up to the estimated point of entry into the woods.

How do you use a 3 wood off the tee?

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Why can I hit a 3 wood and not a driver?

Those three inches make it a lot easier to control the club. In many situations, players will even see more distance from their 3 wood because they can consistently hit the sweet spot more often. Second, a 3 wood has more loft than a driver. Because a driver imparts less backspin, it makes it easier to impart sidespin.

Is it OK to tee up on the fairway?

Rule 5.4 Use of tee on fairway or in rough

You can use a tee not to exceed 6 inches anywhere on the fairway or rough. This rule gives you a better chance of striking the ball without dribbling the ball a few yards away. Most recreational golfers are not very good at taking a divot and so top the ball frequently.

What happens if you lose your ball off the tee?

When you have lost your ball, or hit a shot out of bounds, which is marked by white stakes or lines, the penalty is one stroke and distance. For example, if you hit your tee shot out of bounds, you incur a one-shot penalty, must go back to the tee, hitting your third shot.

Do you hit a 3 wood like an iron?

To hone a smooth, consistent action with your 3-wood, go to the practice tee and alternate shots with your 9-iron and 3-wood. Your goal is to feel like you have the 9-iron in your hands when you’re hitting the longer club. Then, take that feeling to the course.

How do you tee off straight?

Stand with your feet straight – not pointed away from the slice – and place the ball in the middle of your stance. It is the most common mistake among amateur golfers. You hit a shot off the tee only to see it take an abrupt turn in mid air and slice off into the woods.

How far should I hit a 3 wood?

Typically, a 3-wood has a loft between 15 and 18 degrees and a 5-wood has a loft between 20 and 22 degrees. Woods are to be used on the longer holes. Most golfers should use their woods when they are 200 or more yards from the pin.

Is a 3 wood more accurate than a driver?

For most golfers, the three-wood is a more accurate club than driver off the tee. The “difference makes sense as slower swingers often benefit from added carry from the extra loft while faster swings produce extra spin on a three-wood that robs them of distance,” says contributor E. Michael Johnson.

Is a 5 wood easier to hit than a 3 wood?

The only time you should hit a 3-wood off the fairway is when you can reach the green. The 3-wood is the hardest club to hit off the fairway, so using it to just advance the ball is crazy. Hit your 5-wood instead. The 5-wood has more loft, so it’s easier to get the ball in the air.

How far should you hit a 7 iron?


ClubMen’s Average DistanceWomen’s Average Distance
7-iron140 yards120 yards
8-iron130 yards110 yards
9-iron120 yards100 yards
Pitching wedge110 yards90 yards

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Who should tee off first?

The honor system states that whoever had the lowest gross score on the hole prior gets to tee off first. After teeing off, the player whose ball is farthest away from the hole plays first. In match play, the player with honor is the person with the lowest net score will tee off first.

How high should you tee up a 3 wood?

When you tee up your 3-wood, follow the same rule used for the driver: Half of the ball should be above the club-head’s crown. Golfers who don’t pay attention to tee height struggle to hit 3-woods. Also, play the ball an inch farther back in your stance than you do for the driver.