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Golf Shot Types: Tee Shot

A tee shot is when the golfer hits from the designated "tee box". There are multiple tee boxes on each hole for men, women, and senior golfers.

Written By: Zach Gollwitzer

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definition

A tee shot is when the golfer hits from the designated "tee box". There are multiple tee boxes on each hole for men, women, and senior golfers.

how it's used in a sentence

If you want to have a chance at hitting the green in two, you must first hit a great tee shot.

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