The women will be playing from different tees (or to different pins) on five holes at Vista Del Camino and six holes at Fountain Hills this week at the Memorial Championship presented by Discraft. As we discussed in two articles last season (Unreachable Greens and Is It Time For Women’s Tees), the goal of the shorter tees is to make the women’s game comparable to the men’s game.
This should then aid Growing the Women’s Side as the top tiers of the sport become accessible to women in the same way that they are to men. Bigger fields are needed to make the women’s game sustainable at the pro level and the women’s tees are one aspect of this growth.
See the video below to see what exactly these changes will make to the women’s game vs the men’s game.
When I started to play disc golf, most holes were 300-400 feet. Within a couple months, they were all getable birdies. For a woman starting on the same day, it would take much longer, years perhaps, to get to this same fun out of the game. With women’s tees, the game becomes fun quicker, more women who try the game will keep playing, and over time we will grow the sport.