The golf tee is an important part of golfers’ equipment. It makes the ball rise above the ground.
Invention of the tee was the latest and very important change of the rules of golf. The golf tee has a long story and a big list of inventors as long as from time to time different people developed different types of golf tees. But the type of golf tee which is most commonly used today was invented at Maplewood Golf Club in 1921 by an American dentist- William Lowell. He supported a great deal to make manufactured tees popular. It was made of wood and painted with the red tops, from here comes its name: Reddy Tee. Reddy Tees were first commercial tees ever.
Before the invention of a golf tee, golfers used to play with a mound of sand instead. They used the same name for a mound of sand that had the same function as a golf tee. It was rather uncomfortable and messy to use and needed some towels and water because hands of a golfer were getting dirty with a sand. However, sometimes but very rarely, this method is being used even in modern times.
Generally, golf tee is thin and approximately two or three inches in height, It’s made of wood or plastic peg. Despite all the moderations or development that tees went through, they are still simple, nail-like objects. Golf tees are really inexpensive because they are easily damaged and breakable.
One can not always use a golf tee while playing. There are special circumstances or rules under which you can use a golf tee. For instance, it can only be used on the teeing ground- the area where play begins in a hole of golf. Using a golf tee is not compulsory it is totally up to players’ choice. Mostly, tees are used for the first stroke of each hole and it is called a tee shot. Although there are general rules for using a tee, there can be some local or seasonal rules too.
Similarly to the golf clubs, there are different types for golf tees. For example, Aero Spark tees are almost unbreakable because of its flexible neck. Endurance of such tees is higher and they survive more than 3 rounds on average.
I don’t know if this applies to everyone, but i, as a petite lady, find high quality golf tees particularly useful. It’s gotten to a point where i can’t even play round of golf if i don’t like the tees i’m using. On top of that, it’s also extremely important to choose golf clubs that are fitting for a petite lady golfer.
Some of the tees also can be planted on the same height evrey time, which provides golfer successful strokes.
On the market you can find even biodegradable tees. In organic environment they are biodegraded in almost a year which helps to protect the environment and keep it from pollution.
Nowadays golf tees are being developed so as some of them are oriented to offer a less resistance, like zero friction tees. Reduced friction makes it possible to perform a stroke with less resistance. Some golfers have problem with zero friction tees because of tri-holsters which make it difficult to balance the ball on.
For Stinger tees less resistance is provided by the structure of a tee- its cup is more shallowed, also it has thinner shaft and head to lower the resistance level.