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If the tee is up shouldn't the pin placement be back and visa versa

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Hi Cynthia,

In order for the hole to play as indicated on the scorecard, a front pin position should correspond to a back tee position and back tee position should correspond to a forward tee position.
However, this is not always the practice as there are factors taking into account: wear and tear on certain parts of the green, wear and tear on the teeing ground, etc.
Usually, there is a mix of tee positions and pin positions so that the total yardage is as read on the scorecard. You shouldn't find the extremes: all front tee positions and front pin placements (shortest overall total yardage) or all back tee positions and back tee positions (longest overall total yardage).

Hope this helps.
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Ken Tannar

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