Barney Adams, the CEO of Adams Golf, has always championed the idea of making the game of golf more enjoyable for the average golfer. An average golfer himself, Adams came to the conclusion earlier this year that the game of golf was not as enjoyable as he would like it to be. After conducting thorough research about why many do not enjoy golf as much as other activities, Adams found that among the top reasons were because it is too hard. With an arsenal of new information, Adams teamed with the PGA of America and the United States Golf Association to launch a program called Tee It Forward.
Tee It Forward is a nationwide initiative that encourages golfers to play at appropriate yardages relative to their own abilities. While the idea may not seem all that profound, it is indeed backed up by solid facts. While conducting research, Adams and his team found that the average Tour player hits the ball at least 90 yards further per hole than the average amateur. While many male egos may want to step back to longest tees, Adams argues that the appropriate course yardage for the average male golfer is between 6,100 and 6,200 yards. Even from these shorter yardages, amateurs still must hit good drives and second shots in order have a legitimate chance for par or birdie.
At Sunriver Resort, we have embraced the idea of making golf enjoyable for golfers of all ages and abilities. Through opportunities like Family Sunset Golf, SNAG Golf, the par 3 course of Caldera Springs and up to five sets of tees at our the Meadows, Woodlands and Crosswater, we seek to offer not only world-class golf for seasoned players, but to expose those less skilled or experienced to the great game of golf in a way that makes this great game more enjoyable for everyone. So next time when you step up to the first tee, set your ego aside and Tee It Forward.
More information on the Tee It Forward Program can be found at USGA.ORG
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