Teeing from the Green
Originally, golfers teed the ball on the green of the hole
they had just completed. This practice was phased out
during the 18th century for the very good reason that the
greens were being chopped to bits by club heads digging
into the turf. Thereafter, players moved to a special teeing
area near, but not on the green.
When water accumulates in a place not designated
as a water hazard, it is considered "casual water."
A player who hits into casual water may lift the ball,
clean it and drop it within club length of the affected
area, but of course, no closer to the hole. In such
situations, no penalty are incurred.
Hit Away from Trouble
Whenever possible aim away from obstacles such as
Sand traps, trees and water hazards. For instance, if
There is water on the left, then tee up on the left and
Drive toward a safe spot on the fairway. This advice
May seem obvious, but you'd be surprised how many
Golfers fail to heed it.