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Comment from: Vic Williams [Visitor] Email
Hey Jason,

I can relate. I just turned 49 and alternate between whites and blues all the time. Just depends on the distance posted from those tee markers and how familiar I am with the course. On a new outing I usually go whites so I don't get beat up and leave a wicked taste in my mouth. Then again, if I'm writing a story about the "real" course and score doesn't matter I'll go back to get a better flavor for what the architect had in mind. On a familiar track, I'm going blues to see if I still have the stuff to match my 'cap (currently 9.5) from a tougher set. And having a 9-iron in your hand for every approach is no fun. It's boring. The ultimate answer: Go where you feel you'll have the most fun.
06/05/09 @ 13:10
Comment from: will [Visitor] Email
With my 7.6 index, I like the variety of playing from any set, white, blues or tips. Playing the whites can be a lot of fun, because it mimics the opportunities a pro would have from the tips.

Way too many poor players play from the blues. Good players shouldn't make their poor-playing partners tee it up from way back. Play from the tees that your weakest partner will feel comfortable from.
06/07/09 @ 13:09
Comment from: Joel Zuckerman [Visitor] Email
JD,

Play the blues, like the man I know you are!

I will be 49 in the fall, and the whites are way beyond consideration. Gotta be playing from 6500 yards my young friend, and learn to love the fairway wood approach shots. I do!
06/08/09 @ 21:20
Comment from: tomskier62 [Visitor] Email
I agree. I am 69 and a USGA 10. I can break 80 occasionally from the whites and hit it about 225 if it is well struck. Some of my younger friends want to play blues but for me that means a drive and 3 wood or hybrid on most par 4's. About 6400 yards is my limit. I have also played Chambers Bay and it was from the 6800 yard tees. It was tough but fun, but it is really a grueling walk even with a caddy. I can't see how the US Open will be well accepted. Many of the shots are very much "trick shots" and 4 pin placements don't exist on many of the greens. Also the gallery management will be a nightmare. The slopes are steep and there are a few places where the crowd is going to be bottlenecked. If it rains, as it does frequently in the Tacoma in June, people are going to be rolling down the hills. There are places where the crowd will have severely restricted access. Some examples are 16 and 17.
08/31/10 @ 11:01
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01/07/11 @ 14:52

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