Beginner's question, don't know if there's more to it than meets the eye.
Is there a consistent meaning to the yellow and white tees, or does it vary from course to course? I always assumed that the whites were only for competition play, but since taking up the game again this year have obviously noticed plenty of members playing off the whites.
I only play at private courses as a visitor, and have never really checked the rules. I'm starting to assume that members can choose whether to play off the whites or yellows, while visitors are supposed to be off the yellows only. Is this right? Can I play off the yellows as a visitor? Does it depend on your standard of play? How about at a public course with a members section - can I play off whites there?
Obviously I should probably ask these questions in the club pro shop, but since all you nice people are here with nothing better to do, maybe you can tell me instead. Ta.