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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    I use an iron off the tee around 95% of the time and I never tee the ball up on a peg. 2 iron trough to gap wedge and I have never teed up for an iron. I just feel like the ball is too high off the ground. I try and find a nice little patch of fluffy grass and just let it rip.
    spray it about a bit and can't putt 🇿🇦

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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    I always use a tee, in fact I thought that broken wooden tees were specially invented for me to use on par 3's. After all you only need it a small amount off the deck.

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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    The only time that I haven't used a tee on tee box is when its so frozen you can't begin to push one into the ground
    removed list of clubs as they change too frequently !

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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesR View Post
    I always use a tee, in fact I thought that broken wooden tees were specially invented for me to use on par 3's. After all you only need it a small amount off the deck.
    i wont use a full tee for irons shots!! i'll go as far as snapping a new one for an iron shot.
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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    Quote Originally Posted by MendieGK View Post
    Hank Haney always says - There is a reason you're only allowed to do it 18 times a round.

    Never understand people that don't tee the ball up.
    I have to agree although it probably depends on your swing. For me personally I tend to hit my 5, 6, 7 a bit thin if anything, so teeing it up just a couple of millimetres and taking my normal swing gives me a better chance of making really good contact.

    If I was someone who regularly hits it fat instead, I would probably be less inclined to tee up every time.
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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    I have to agree although it probably depends on your swing. For me personally I tend to hit my 5, 6, 7 a bit thin if anything, so teeing it up just a couple of millimetres and taking my normal swing gives me a better chance of making really good contact.

    If I was someone who regularly hits it fat instead, I would probably be less inclined to tee up every time.

    i would think it would actually help someone who usually hits it fat....
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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    Quote Originally Posted by MendieGK View Post
    i would think it would actually help someone who usually hits it fat....
    Well only if they physically change their swing to hit, so a bit different to what I was saying that's all.
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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    Quote Originally Posted by MendieGK View Post
    i would think it would actually help someone who usually hits it fat....
    Fat is the bad shot for me. I am trying extra high tee next time out for sure.
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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    Quote Originally Posted by MendieGK View Post
    Hank Haney always says - There is a reason you're only allowed to do it 18 times a round.

    Never understand people that don't tee the ball up.
    Sadly I do have sufficient insight into the human psyche to understand those that don't...
    but generally those who make their living from their scores use a tee peg with all their irons!
    some metal woods,
    any old irons,
    Pick up balls....

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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    Quote Originally Posted by duncan mackie View Post
    Sadly I do have sufficient insight into the human psyche to understand those that don't...
    but generally those who make their living from their scores use a tee peg with all their irons!
    I’ve always said that about funky putting stances etc. There’s a reason the best don’t use it.....
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