Should You Use a Tee on Par 3’s? Pros & Cons of Tee Use with Irons & Weges

In this video, we’re going to discuss whether or not you should tee the ball up on par 3s. Teeing the ball up can certainly be more forgiving than hitting irons off the deck.

There are pros and cons to teeing the ball up, so let’s take a look at each one and see which one is best for you. After watching this video, you’ll be able to make the decision for yourself about whether or not to tee the ball up on par 3’s!

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Hey everybody thanks for tuning in I'm George Carney with scratch golf tips and Today we're going to be talking about Par 3's most specifically should we be Teeing the ball up with an iron in hand On par threes or should we be keeping The ball on the ground now there are Obviously pros and cons to both sides But we can definitely answer the Question depending on what type of Golfer you are to get the most pertinent Thing out of the way if you are a Beginner golfer if you're still working On hitting the ball more often if you're You know having trouble making Consistent strikes with the ball say You're shooting in the hundreds you're a 20 or handicap or above the answer is Almost always yes you want to tee the Ball up especially on par threes simply Put if you tee the ball up you have the Best Glide possible if the ball is above The ground on a t-peg there are no Obstructions to the ball you will have Your your best lie so if you have the Opportunity to give yourself the best Slide possible it's one of the only Times you can do so why wouldn't you Take it Jack Nicholas who is famous for Hitting irons off the tee especially Some of his more famous ones throughout The majors in the 60s and 70s said if You have the opportunity to do it why Wouldn't you and for almost any golfer


It makes complete sense to tee the ball Up now it is important to note when I Say tee the ball up I'm not saying have The ball you know four inches off the Ground but I I sometimes play with Individuals who will tee the ball barely Off the ground where it's basically Making no difference and that's fine for Wedges you know if you're hitting into a 110 yard Par 3 and you have a 52 degree Wedge I totally get that but if we're Saying you have a 180 yard hole you want To hit a six iron it makes sense to have That a half inch or maybe a full inch Off the ground just so it's completely Unobstructed the benefits are it's very Easy to make solid contact with the ball Because if you're a little bit behind The ball on your low Point control Meaning your Club bottoms out but then Comes back up you can get away with it If your ball is is maybe an inch off the Ground because there won't be any dirt Or grass directly below that ball so Hitting it fat is much more difficult to Do which means that's a very good thing For us now having your ball teed up on a Par 3 really doesn't make any difference For when you hit a thin shot the only Difference that it would make is having That ball teed up a little bit higher Could potentially eliminate a thin shot Because that ball is higher up if the Ball was on the ground and you were to

Hit the equator of the ball then having The ball slightly higher off the ground Means the equator would be below the Ball so while it won't guarantee you to Not hit thin shots it could help if you Do struggle with thin shots when the Ball is on the ground and another huge Benefit to teeing the ball up that we Kind of have to work around when hitting From Fairways and rough and dirt and Pine straw whatever may be out there is You're you're basically guaranteed a Clean strike at the ball meaning that There is no there are no obstructions Between the club face and the ball Itself even if you have a decent lie in A tall Fairway or the rough there's Going to be grass that gets between the Club face and the ball if you hit a long Shot you might see some marks on your Ball you're certainly to see a little Bit of dirt or a little bit of grass or Maybe rocks on your Club face that is Basically eliminated before you strike The ball obviously when you look down at Your Club after hitting a seven iron off The tee you're likely going to see some Dirt in there because you hit the ground After the ball if you have proper proper Downward compression to the ball but That clean contact is very useful for Part threes because if there's nothing Between ball and Club face it makes it Much easier to control the spin and the

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Ball flight of your ball as a reminder Spin is created when the golf ball Lodges into the grooves of the golf club So if there's grass between ball and Club face that ball can't really get Into the grooves it can't generate spin That's why when you hit the ball out of The rough you almost never get backspin Even if you hit it pretty solidly but Having no obstruction between ball and Club face makes it very easy to get more Spin and control that spin so if you are Hitting a seven iron into a green you'll See some check that ball will land Softly it'll have a little bit of Backspin I'm not saying it'll completely Suck back but it'll and a lot more Softly you can also control your fading And drawing the ball much better off the Tee because again you're guaranteed Pretty solid contact if you have decent Low control over the club now to address A situation where we might not want to Use a t or t can actually be to our Detriment is like I mentioned earlier When you're hitting your wedges or even A nine or eight iron you don't want that Ball teed up too high because those Clubs will inherently send the ball very High there your wedges have higher Aloft They're going to go naturally higher so If you tee that ball up a full inch and You hit a 52 degree wedge that ball is Going to go too high there is absolutely

Such a thing as hitting the ball too High especially if you have a lot of Backspin that ball will get caught up if There's wind that ball will get caught Up so what I like to do even with wedges Is I will put a t-peg in the ground and I'll just put it barely above the ground Just to ensure a little bit more Cleanliness I don't have to get between Any dirt any grass especially when You're planning on a you know let's not You know we don't always play on TPC Sawgrass every week so if you have a Little bit of a fluffier tea Peg that Can absolutely help just don't make it So that you're hitting the ball too high We don't want to be teeing the ball an Inch high with a sand wedge for instance So I hope this did provide some clarity For everyone on using a tea Peg On a par 3 when to use it when not to and even Some insights on how high you should use The t-pegs if you have any further Thoughts questions or comments on what I've mentioned in this video leave them In the comment section down below I read And reply to all comments on these YouTube videos if you'd like to see more Content like this feel free to subscribe To the scratch golf tips YouTube channel That helps me see what kind of content You are all enjoying it also helps YouTube show this type of content to More people who will find it helpful

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