The shot from an elevated tee or fairway to a green below is one that requires more than the usual amount of thought. It is a deceptive shot that can hurt you badly if you do not think about it—and lots of golfers don't. The first thing to consider is that the ball will carry much farther than usual because the extra drop extends the parabola of the shot. How much farther? My general rule is that the ball will travel 10 feet farther than normal for each 20 feet of elevation. Take the 13th hole at the Columbus Country Club, for instance. This is a par-3 hole of 172 yards where the championship tee is right next to the regular men's tee but 40 feet higher. With no wind I find I need a firm six-iron from the regular tee, but nothing more than a smooth seven-iron from the championship tee. A second important factor to keep in mind is that from an elevated tee the effects of the wind will always be greatly increased. It becomes impossible to punch the ball under a wind blowing in your face, so wind resistance is greater than for a level shot. Conversely, the ball will be carried much farther by a tailwind, and a quartering wind will have more effect than usual because the ball is in the air longer.