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Hole In One Insurance News - Foresite Sports

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Ladies' Tee and Hole In One Insurance

A common concern for many tournament organizers who are hosting hole in one contests is what to do about the ladies' tee box. The question arises from the fact that nearly all hole in one insurance companies require that the ladies tee off from a distance relatively close to the men. For example, at Foresite Sports, our hole in one insurance packages dictate that the women must tee from no more than 15 yards away from the guys. So, if a particular par 3 hole measures 175 yards from the mens' tee, then the ladies must play from a distance no less than 160 yards. But what if there is no tee listed on the scorecard at 160 yards?

Well, there are a number of options available to you as you are setting up the hole. The first option, but perhaps the least desirable, is to just have everyone play from the same yardage. This decision can be alright in cases where the men are teeing from a reasonable distance of, say, 170 yards or less, but anything longer than that will probably upset your female golfers as those distances may require the use of a driver or fairway metal club just to reach the green. Nobody wants to have to hit driver when competing in a hole in one contest!

Your second option is to reassess which tee your men will be playing from that particular day. For example, if your golf course has tees set at 210 yards, 182 yards, and 177 yards, instead o using the 210 distance for the men, move them up to the 182 yardage as the ladies can then be accommodated. Even if the 182 distance isn't a part of the tee set that you're playing that day (for example, the 182 yardage is part of the white tees, but your men are playing from the blues), most golf courses can accommodate your request and move a particular set of markers for you.

Finally, if neither of these options is all that appetizing, find out from the golf pro what the range of teeing distance are for each tee box at the hole. Though 175 may be printed on the scorecard, many times teeing areas are large enough that that tee can be set at various distances. For example, if the tee box is big enough, that 175 yard hole may measure anywhere from 162 up to 184. These ranges can then be manipulated to get your mens' and ladies' tees aligned within the 15 yard rule found in the hole in one insurance package.

Should you have any questions at all about setting the ladies' tee in accordance with the rule and regulations governing your hole in one contest prize coverage, don't hesitate to ask one of our knowledgeable tournament consultants for further assistance.