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Programs & Rules

tee-it-forwardMove on up and TEE IT FORWARD!

If you want to have more fun on the golf course and maybe play a little faster, TEE IT FORWARD may be just the solution for you. TEE IT FORWARD can help you play from tees best suited to your game.

This national initiative from The PGA of America and United States Golf Association is really simple:

Play forward tees. Play faster. Have more fun.

TEE IT FORWARD is great for beginning and avid golfers alike. TEE IT FORWARD can give the avid golfer a Tour Experience, allowing them to hit the same club into greens as a PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour player. TEE IT FORWARD received great feedback from golfers nationwide. Through your feedback we have found that:

  • 70% of golfers found playing more enjoyable with TEE IT FORWARD
  • 47% felt they played faster
  • 91% are likely to use it again
  • 52% stated they were likely to play golf more often knowing they could TEE IT FORWARD

What tees should I play? Click Here for suggestions on finding the appropriate tees for you.


"It's Okay" Rules for the Beginning Golfer:

  • It's okay to not keep score.
  • It's okay to play from the shortest tees or start at the 150 yard marker.
  • It's okay to give yourself a better lie by rolling the ball around a little.
  • It's okay to tee the ball up anywhere when you are first learning.
  • It's okay to only count swings when you make contact with the ball.
  • It's okay to throw the ball out of the bunker after one try.
  • It's okay to forget about a ball that may be lost or out of bounds.
  • It's okay to drop a ball where you think it might be...or where you wanted it to be.
  • It's okay to play a scramble with your group...scrambles are very popular.
  • It's okay to just chip and putt on a hole when you feel like it.
  • It's okay to pick up in the middle of the hole and enjoy the outdoors and scenery.
  • It's okay to skip a hole if you need to take a break.
  • It's okay to play less than 9 or 18-holes and call it a round of golf.
  • It's okay to move your ball away from trees, rocks or very hilly lies.
  • It's okay to hit the same club for the entire round, while using a putter on the putting green.
  • It's okay to play golf in your sneakers.  Be comfortable!
  • It's okay to get enthusiastic!  (High fives, fist pumps and big smiles are encouraged)
  • It's okay to talk on the golf course....enjoy a nice conversation or tell a few jokes.
  • It's okay to bring your kids to the course, whether they are 6 or 36.
  • It's okay to PLAY GOLF JUST FOR FUN!!

When you are ready, see your local PGA/LPGA Golf Professional or visit usga.org to learn and play by the USGA Rules of Golf.