If there is any tip that would help reduce shots on course, it would be this one. It is easy, and all it really requires is you to observe the tee box on the course.
Time: 2 minutes
1 x Golf Course
1 of 18 Tee boxes
Your Golf Clubs
When walking up to the tee box, take careful note of where the green keeper has aligned the tee markers.
If the tee markers have been angled slightly, they will point to a direction which is not always the center of the fairway. You will see in the image below that the tee markers are point left of the green.
When you address your ball, you will have a very strong feeling to adjust your alignment to match the tee markers. Remember, if you do this, you will hit a shot either to the area the markers are directing you to, or you will try to auto-correct half way through the swing. In the image below you will see a golfer who has hit a ball directly where the tee markers were aiming to.
The Green Keeper has a very tight schedule. Most the time, they don't really focus on where the markers are going, just that there needs to be two of the same color on the tee box.
Misaligned tee markers has cost me many shots in the past because I had to either chip out of trouble, or had hit it in an unplayable lie. You can save yourself many shots by just adopting this very simple step in your next game of golf.