Blackstone Flex Tee: why we have them, when to tee up from them. The information I have gathered about Flex Tees at Blackstone was created for the purpose of Ladies Interclub A Team Match play to bring the total distance up to other clubs between 5500-5700 yards. Did you know there is a difference of only 11 yards total between the Flex Tee and White Tees? Did you know the average yardage to each hole is 34 yards/hole when you move to the Flex from the Red? For me that means I am using a club I do not used as frequently as when I play off the Red Tee..
As your course handicap decreases it will move you from the Red Tee box to the Flex Tee box! This gives you more challenge. Does it change the course? Yes, by 520 yards total, and the location of the tee box will change as well. Will this affect your course handicap? Yes, but with time playing from the Flex tees, you will eventually settle into a comfort zone playing from those tees! You have earned the skill level to play from the Flex tees! I have played from the Flex tees and I have played from the White. Believe me, the course does change, the clubs used changes, and the game changes, When recording your score, make sure you change your tee box, and your handicap index will change. Just remember, GHIN does take all this into account!
So get out there and try those Flex tees!