Wood tees vs. Plastic Tees

Golf is considered a gentleman’s game where rules and sportsmanship are expected when players are out on the green. Yet there is one thing that can cause all types of players to lose their composure, and that is the debate of whether to use a wooden tee or a plastic tee.

Traditionalists will stick with wooden golf tees for a number of reasons. Wooden tees come in various colors that include natural to bright fluorescent to make them easier to locate on the grass. These golf tees are very strong and can be pushed into hard ground without bending or breaking. The tees are also relatively inexpensive when compared to other varieties. So people could stock up on as many of them as they can for the entire year.

Yet there are some common problems with tees. Using a tee with a natural grain color could sometimes make it hard to be located along the grass. When selecting the tees with fancy and bright colors, the colors can mark up the driver as the golfer had to spend time rubbing off the colorful marks. Also, wooden tees can easily break, especially in drier weather.

Some modern golfers today prefer plastic tees. Plastic golf tees are more durable than wood tees. They last longer during an average day on the golf course. They can come in the same colors as wooden tees so they can also be easily spotted on the grass. Another benefit to plastic tees is that they come with zero friction versions. Zero friction plastic tees have three prongs on the top to support the golf ball. This design allows for less surface to be in contact with the golf ball so there is less friction when the golf club comes in contact.

Unfortunately, plastic tees are not without their drawbacks. While they are created with durable plastic, these tees can easily bend and lose their strength from wear and tear. A golfer can spend more time trying to bend a plastic tee back into shape than trying to hit the golf ball off the top of it. Also, plastic tees can be difficult to push into the hard ground.

If you’d rather try other standard tees, such as rubber tees or bamboo tees, the choice is completely up to you. The key to selecting different clubs, or tees with different sizes, the key is to pick the best golf equipment for your personal golf game. However, there are some details to pay attention to when selecting your tee of choice. Tees have different heights so make sure to observe the tee height so you can select the correct height. Also, tee lengths can vary, so knowing whether you prefer a shorter tee or a longer tee is important. Select whichever tees with a consistent height that are going to give you longer drives at maximum distance, and straighter drives with greater accuracy. Knowing how to choose the right golf equipment for your particular sweet spot will make the difference between being an average golfer and a professional golfer.

When it comes to selecting the best golf tee to use out on the course, it is a personal preference. When choosing between a plastic tee, wooden tee, rubber tee, or even a  bamboo golf tee, you should use whatever tee that you feel comfortable with and one that is just right for your budget. The most important thing to remember when using the tees is to clean up after yourself if the tee becomes broken. Golf can still be a gentleman’s game for every person who plays if they take the time to clean up after themselves. Keep the course clean by picking up your broken tees, even if they’re made out of biodegradable materials, and tossing them away in the available trash receptacles.

Source: River’s Edge Golf Blog