No. A true USGA handicap takes into consideration the tees being played. The slope rating and course rating which are used to calculate your handicap are different for each tee.
The mouth of the River Tees is at the North Sea. The lower course of the River Tees goes through Redcar near Middlesbrough.
Playing "from the tips" means to play the course at it's longest, i.e from the championship tees or back tees.
Yes. IN the upper course of the river.
The Plain White Tees
During a Pro Am there are two sets of tees. Ones which the pros play off, these would be the tournament tees. The other set is the Amateur tees, from which the amateurs play off, these are usually quite far forward as much as 150 yards in front of the pro tees!
Tees, greens, faiways, bunkers, rough etc.
They represent which club members should use this tee, for example, red tees ar for ladies, yellow for the men and at my course white tees are for competition only! this may vary from each course you go to in colour etc
A league can specify what ever combination tees it chooses. The downside may be in using these scores in your handicap. Most courses do not provides Course Ratings for both men and women from all of the tees. The course I play regularly has 4 sets of tees: Gold, Blue and White have Course Ratings of 70.8, 69.8 and 67.6 for men but they are not rated for women. The Women's TeesCourse Rating is 69.8, but there is no Rating for men from these tees.
Brush tees have special nylon bristles that are very flexible. This allows the ball to be hit with the least amount of resistance and deflection. These tees also stabilize the ball much better than a regular golf tee.
the plain white tees
I have my son play from the ladies tees but in tournaments they play about 50 yards up.