I love the game of golf but I will be the first to tell you that there are things about our game we need to improve,” Nicklaus said. “Now The PGA of America and the USGA have come together to develop ways that can make the game more attractive and more enjoyable. TEE IT FORWARD is the first of many initiatives we have discussed together, and I think families around the country will enjoy alternate formats like this to make the game more fun.

All of us deeply involved in the game constantly encourage golfers of all skill levels to play the proper tees, but too often golfers want to bite off as much of the golf course as they can. What ends up suffering is their scorecard and their overall enjoyment. This program should help stimulate people to play the proper tees and maximize the golf experience.
— Jack Nicklaus

The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association have partnered to support “TEE IT FORWARD,” a new initiative in the United States launched in 2012. The intent is to help golfers enjoy their game more and to enhance their overall experience by playing from a set of tees best suited to their abilities.