During a weekend round of golf at Murrumbidgee Golf Course in Canberra I spotted the placement of these tee markers.
The two markers defining the teeing ground were separated by about 30 metres. Between them lay two tee boxes, a cart path and a garden bed.
There is nothing in the rules to say the markers need to be separated by a nice flat, grassed teeing box area at all but good luck getting your tee into the cart path.
Rules governing the teeing ground:
- The teeing ground is defined by a line between the two markers and a depth of two club lengths behind it.
- In strokeplay, a two shot penalty applies for teeing off outside of the teeing ground. Failure to correct the mistake before the next hole results in disqualification.
- In matchplay, there is no penalty however the opponent may require the player to rehit.
- You may use a tee or build your own out of any natural substance you can find.
- You cannot move the tee markers when teeing off however you can stand outside the defined area as long as the ball is positioned within it.
- There is no penalty for your ball dropping off the tee or by accidentally hitting it while addressing the ball.