Is there such thing as a better golf tee? In yesterday's Wall Street Journal there was an article about golf tees and how technology is improving golf tees. The new tees claim to help with aim and distance. I am skeptical, but I will be playing golf today, at Emerald Dunes, so I'm going to pick up some of these new tees and give them a try.
It's hard for me to believe that there are over 764 golf tee related patents at the USPTO. In case you didn't know the USGA has ruled that a golf tee can be no longer than 4 inches.
Here's a few of the new "high-tech" golf tees:
Not only are the new breed of golf tees coming in these crazy shapes, but they also come in many crazy colors as well. I'm going to buy a couple of these and see if I notice a difference. For me to try a new tee is a major task. I'm the type of golfer that won't play a colored golf tee and I'll never play a plastic tee. Hopefully playing a new type of tee won't put stupid thoughts in my head and mess me up. We'll see what happens.
I forgot to mention the Eco Golf Tee. This tee is made out of corn and will decompose after eight months. I would suggest not buying large quantities of these tees, if you don't get to use them they'll be gone. One benefit to the Eco Golf Tee is if you're hungry on the golf course you could always eat it. Which makes me wonder, if you eat a corn tee, will you have the pleasure of seeing it in a couple of days?