The tee box is considered the stage where every golfer has their turn to shine. It is important that golfers choose the correct tee for their skill level, no matter where the other golfers in their party are playing from. The different tee positions help even out the playing field for golfers of different playing abilities.
Etiquette dictates that:
- all other golfers remain quiet when a golfer is in the tee box
- tee your ball evenly with or behind the two markers in the tee box
- if you swing and miss, it counts as one stroke
- if you knock the ball off the tee during a practice swing, you are allowed to re-tee without incurring a penalty
- other golfers should stand out of the golfer’s line of vision (and that includes your shadow)
- all golfers in the party should watch the shot as it leaves the tee-box (not all golfers like to watch their balls land, especially if it’s a bad shot).