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I guess I don't get it.... why do people leave their Tee's still stuck in the ground on the Tee Box.  Seems awful lazy to me.  I always pull mine up and if not broken put in my pocket, but if broken toss it aside.  But never left sticking in the ground.

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Laziness.  Same reason they do not repair their ball marks and divots.  I always reclaim my tees and only toss aside the ones that are broken.

Also, I realize tees aren't expensive but I am always amazed when people leave perfectly usable tees behind.  Guess it's the accountant in me that cannot leave a still usable 4 cent tee on the box.

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Originally Posted by GJBenn85

Laziness.  Same reason they do not repair their ball marks and divots.  I always reclaim my tees and only toss aside the ones that are broken.

Also, I realize tees aren't expensive but I am always amazed when people leave perfectly usable tees behind.  Guess it's the accountant in me that cannot leave a still usable 4 cent tee on the box.


ahahahhahah !!!

i am a serial tee-leaver-behinder

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some people do it because they hurry off the tee box from time to time. Someone hits a bad shot and they walk off in frustration.

I usually pocket the good ones and always grab mine if I can find it/it isn't broken.

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I was once told by a course owner that the broken tees were bad for the mowers.  I have no idea if that was true or if he just didn't like the litter.  But ever since I've always tossed my broken tee pieces into the garbage can next to the tee box.  Takes only an extra second of time and it helps keeps the course looking nice so it's never bothered me to do it.

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Ha, I like my hits where the tee remains intact.  Those are always my best hits.  Unfortunately, more often than not the tees are broken in half with a divot that resembles the Grand Canyon.

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Originally Posted by GJBenn85

Ha, I like my hits where the tee remains intact.  Those are always my best hits.  Unfortunately, more often than not the tees are broken in half with a divot that resembles the Grand Canyon.



the grand canyon is when god hit a fat tee shot lol

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Originally Posted by ggolokin

the grand canyon is when god hit a fat tee shot lol



LOL, funny considering I have this in my profile (even though it's not visible yet):

"Random thought after reflecting on a recent round of golf in which I left behind incredible divots: If God was a golfer, the Grand Canyon must be the culmination of his efforts to strike a ball off the tee box. Ashamed and seeking redemption, he decided it would later be considered one of the Wonders of the World."

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I don't know why they do it but that's fine; if I'm hitting 3W or a long iron then any old broken tee is good.  But if I'm hitting driver I'll use my own.

On the rare occasion that I leave oen there myself it's because something truly extraordinary has happened ...... maximum length and right down the middle.

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I don't get it? You call them lazy but you throw your broken(garbage) tee to the side of the tee box instead of throwing it away. Seems a bit hypocritical to me.

Originally Posted by tx_basser

I guess I don't get it.... why do people leave their Tee's still stuck in the ground on the Tee Box.  Seems awful lazy to me.  I always pull mine up and if not broken put in my pocket, but if broken toss it aside.  But never left sticking in the ground.



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Humm...  I would throw them away if there was a receptable at the Tee Box or something.  I'm trying to think of the impact of leaving a tee in the box, and another golf having to remove it so they can play their shot.  A broken tee on the ground has less impact, and the grounds keepers indicated that they don't worry about discarded tees.

Originally Posted by shades9323

I don't get it? You call them lazy but you throw your broken(garbage) tee to the side of the tee box instead of throwing it away. Seems a bit hypocritical to me.



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On par 3's, i usually pull the broken tee out and put it by the tee marker, so someone can use it. I usually go around the tee boxy digging out broken tees anyway because people in my group probably would use some as well.

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Half the fun of really catching a drive just right is casually bending down to pull your tee while it's still on the way up! Bonus points for strolling off the box and getting the driver back in the bag before the ball stops rolling out in the fairway ... :)
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