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Old 03-26-2012, 10:48 AM
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Does a person's tee shot HAVE to pass through or over the tee marker? The issue is whether a tee shot can go in a totally different direction, right or left, leaving one's hand and launching from the middle of the tee box sides (right or left) as opposed to the front of a tee box? All things considering that the tee box has proper markers or a concrete slab facing the fairway/target basket.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:49 AM
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i'm no rules expert but i've never heard any such rule, as long as your supporting points are on the teepad when you throw the disc should be able to go anywhere, including backwards if you want.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:51 AM
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i'm no rules expert but i've never heard any such rule, as long as your supporting points are on the teepad when you throw the disc should be able to go anywhere, including backwards if you want.
This is correct. As long as all supporting points are within the tee box, you can throw in any direction you want. The only way to force a shot in a particular direction is by defining a mando.
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I've seen some pro players launch off of tee pads laterally when the shot calls for it. Perfectly legal.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:19 AM
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There's a hole in Becker that if the wind is right, I'll throw about 170 of the direction the tee is facing. I can get about 100' closer than if I throw forward.
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I've seen some pro players launch off of tee pads laterally when the shot calls for it. Perfectly legal.
If the Pros do it, so be it. Thanks.
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On a similar note, yesterday during a friendly round our good friend Prerube said he was sick of slipping on wet rubber teepads, so he teed off in the grass next to it, without any part of his body on the pad. I called a foot-fault but he said Pro's do it all the time. Proper ruling?
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:37 AM
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On a similar note, yesterday during a friendly round our good friend Prerube said he was sick of slipping on wet rubber teepads, so he teed off in the grass next to it, without any part of his body on the pad. I called a foot-fault but he said Pro's do it all the time. Proper ruling?
A TD can allow players to tee off in an area adjacent to the tee if there is a safety concern.

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Players cannot elect to tee off from the side or behind a tee pad due to safety concerns unless the TD provides that option and actually indicates where that option is located on either side or back of the regular tee.
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Since there is no TD in a casual round...I can't imagine calling someone on that.
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