Where to Tee Up

May 2012 – Rules IQ


Where must your ball be teed relative to the teeing blocks?


The ball must be teed within the “teeing ground”, which is defined as a rectangular area two club lengths deep, the front and sides of which are defined by the outside limits of the two tee markers. The ball is outside the teeing ground when all of it lies outside the teeing ground.


Tip: Look for a flat lie when you tee your ball. You may get a better lie, by moving back a few feet. As long as you tee your ball within the defined teeing ground, you are within the rules.