# ﻿How long does it take to tee off at a golf tournament?

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## How long does it take to tee off at a golf tournament?

Imagine the tee times are spaced 10 minutes apart. That means that it takes roughly 180 minutes for 18 groups of golfers to begin their rounds using such tee times. But with a shotgun start, those 18 groups all tee off at the same time.

## What is the tee off procedure in golf?

The golfers walk to their balls and play their second strokes. When the golfers in Group A are out of reach, the golfers in Group B tee off. In this way, the second set of golfers will get onto the same hole before the first is finished playing that hole.

## How do golf groups start from the same tee?

On the par-4 and par-5 holes, two groups start from the same tee, one after the other. Let’s say Group A and Group B are both assigned to start on the par-4 No. 4 hole. When the starting signal sounds, Group A tees off. The golfers walk to their balls and play their second strokes.

## What are split tees in golf?

But when split tees are in effect, the 9 a.m. tee time will see one group of golfers starting from the No. 1 tee while another group simultaneously starts from the No. 10 tee. And each succeeding tee time will see one group teeing off the No. 1 hole, and another group teeing off the No. 10 hole.