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  1. 1. What kind of tees are you using?

    • Bristle Tees: Brush T, X-Tee, Rip Tips...
      26
    • Plastic/Composite: Zero Friction, Wedge Tee...
      108
    • Wood
      233
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I'm somewhat ashamed of myself. After all the years of using wooden tees I've sucumbed to the ravings of my youngers. I've been using low friction tees. Not because they give me more yardage. It's because they don't break.

It's sort of the senior equivlent of early bird specials at Denny's. It's not the money. It's the idea. So, right now, I have more zero friction tees in my posession than I can use in my lifetime. Nevermind they take more care to align perfectly so the damn ball doesn't fall off when you try to tee it up. I'm saving money!!!

Thus, it must be for me the end is near. I've lost my true focus or vision or whatever it was they talked about in "Golf in the Kingdom." So...if I were your age I'd use wooden tees, break 'em and be happy I swung hard enough to do so. Revel in your youth. There are plenty of trees out there.

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It's sort of the senior equivlent of early bird specials at Denny's. It's not the money. It's the idea. So, right now, I have more zero friction tees in my posession than I can use in my lifetime. Nevermind they take more care to align perfectly so the damn ball doesn't fall off when you try to tee it up. I'm saving money!!!

You've also only got to carry 2-3 tees in your pocket versus the ten or so you might normally need for the easily broken tees. So, the money isn't an issue here - it's comfort and only carrying two tees around.

I use Zero Friction tees. Have ever since I reviewed 'em.

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Good ol' wooden tees. I like the long ones to tee up a bit and allow for a slight draw.

Also, anyone ever use the old-school dirt tees? The ones that were like a little pyramid played until the 1920's or so? I always wanted to see what those were like... (I guess I could just build a little mound of dirt and set the ball on it.)

Kind of funny that it was an African-American who invented the tee incarnation we use today, and blacks were banned from several US courses until recently...

History of the tee:

http://www.scottishgolfhistory.net/tee_term.htm

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Sorry, been away for a bit. I stopped using them because I could never figure out the exact angle to point them to get optimal ball flight. There were too many variables and got too complicated to think about during the round.

Arbitrage, i received some Velocitees for Xmas and thought they were a novelty thing! They are put in at a slant, away from the club, so the driver goes up the tee to the ball! How did u like them? I can't see how u can get a consistent height all the time? I got my Rockettees that i ordered in my original post, but haven't tried them yet (a little thing called Winter got in the way) but they seem like they are very cool. Hollow plastic, so they bend and don't come out of the ground, with a coloured band around the bottom for a consistent tee height. In the spring I'll post how they work...

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regular wood tees, regular length. i have too many that i need to use to switch. i would like to try those biodegradeable tees that aron oberholser uses, but as it is i won't have to buy tees ever again in my life time. i just don't break tees that often. i have even resorted to using unbroken tees on par 3's to get rid of them instead of hunting up broken pieces on the tee. come to think of it, i am not sure if i have ever bought tees.

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i am not sure if i have ever bought tees.

Goodness. That reminds me of my late father. The man never did buy tees. He prided himself on hawking tees left behind by the uncaring. And, yes, even though I use those indestructible zero friction tees, I still scout for broken tees on par 3's.

Speaking to iacas's earlier post... the zero friction tees aren't at all about the money, I was being facetious. It is, as he commented, nice that you only have to carry a couple in your pocket. And that's good... because they've sharp edges that hurt if you carry a bunch.

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I'm so anal...I can only use natural color wood tees. I get freaked out if I use a white or any other color tee...take about superstitious!! And never mind that I've got just about a lifetime supply of wood tees...I'm a little "greedy" when I play those high-end courses that give you tees....hee, hee.
On the par 3's I sometimes "bump" up a bit of dirt to use as a tee...instead of searching for broken tees, or using a new tee. I saw Lee Trevino and other seniors do it a couple of times at Nashawtuc...and I'm sure it harkens back to the old days of dirt tees...

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I was using the brush tees up until recently. They're great right out of the package but after a round, maybe 2, the bristles start to get messed up. They have the special storage tube that helps realign the bristles but its only delaying the inevitable. My driving accuracy falls off the more worn the tee becomes.

At two bucks a pop, it became about the money. I bought a 75 pack of the zero friction tees and haven't looked back. I've played the last 3 rounds with the same tee. My golfing buddies get a little impatient when I can't find the tee but they can wait.

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I just want to add that if your tees is what you are thinking about and you honestly believe what you use will make you a better player, you are looking in the wrong direction.

I use whatever I can find, and I am one to be superstitious. However, I don't know any good players that have ever been specific in what tees they use. Sure, height can be a determining factor, but all of the hype for the brush-t and so forth only give the average golfer something to spend their money on in hopes at buying a game, not improving it on the range.

My take: Rene Russo in Tin/Cup...she probably had different kinds of tees to go along with all of the silly gear she wanted McAlvoy to teach her how to use

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I use zero friction tees. Not because I believe they help my game, cause they don't, but because they don't break. I generate a lot of club head speed and I break wooden tees like crazy. I just got tired of always having to go back to my bag and get another tee. With the zero friction I put 2 in my pocket at the beginning of the round and I haven't had to replenish my supply mid round yet.

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totally understandable from that perspective...

I use broken tees for irons and 3 woods as well, but I don't carry the broken ones around. When I come to a hole that doesn't need driver I just search the teebox for a broken tee.

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so thrifty of you...the whole point of this forum topic wasn't to prove your way was right or whatever...Break your tee with your driver on the first hole, then you have a broken one in your pocket the rest of the round...geez

honestly, people with high handicaps think tees make a difference in their games, and I'm here to tell them it's all BS. You ever see a pro walk to the tee and put down a Brush-T because it performs better? I think not...

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I've been using zero friction tees for the past six months. I know it probably doesn't make any quantifiable difference but it's all in my head that I need them.

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I use the plain old wood ones, and I haven't bought a tee in 20 years. Between what I find on the course and what I receive as gifts, etc., I end each season with more than I had at the start. I also received a 2 pack of the yellow oversize brush tees for Christmas, so I'll give them a go for the driver as soon as the course thaws out.

And to those who never break the zero friction type... I've found any number of them on the course as well, usually with one of the prongs on top broken off. So that aren't indestructable. I think I have 2 or 3 unbroken ones in my bag right now. This spring I have lots of options....

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I use whatever tees I find on the range and course lol. So many rich people out there that they can just leave their tees on the ground. Those are the people I like.

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Zero Friction Tees...Bought a box of fifty last year after reading review here...have only used 3. I still use short wood tees on par 3 though.

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