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Why don't pros use premeasured golf tees?


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#1 Barfolomew

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:08 PM

Why don't pros use golf tees that have that lip that stops them going in the ground any further? I notice they use regular tees vs having the exact same height every time.  Got to figure that 1/8" matters specially how dialed in their equipment is...the golf store is full of them.  I like to use them and if I wanna tee it up a little higher I can see how much higher the lip is off the ground to be consistent, but they could have an array of ones for different situations...

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:19 PM

We tee up golf balls so much itís not really any issue. Also there are tees that have a strip of different colored paint that Iíve seen others use. That would do the same thing as the tees with lips
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:19 PM

They may not tee all shots up the same height on purpose. I know when I need to hit a lower drive under a breeze Iíd rather tee it a half inch lower and swing the same instead of manipulating my swing. Or when I hit a draw I tee it up higher and come up on the ball from the inside.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:22 PM

A tour pro's eye and feel for tee height is probably more accurate than the tolerances on those things. Even if they made the pre-designated length to suit the pro's needs, it would be a waste of effort and time, because most pros change tee height depending on the shot.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:25 PM

They have to go with the simple bog standard ones to avoid get caught up using fake tees and maybe getting DQed:
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:26 PM

I'm not a pro, but I've used those and they work pretty good, that is, if the tee boxes are in good shape.  Where I play, the golf hotbed of Maine, Tee box conditions (mostly grass length) can vary widely
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:29 PM

 duffer987, on 10 January 2018 - 06:25 PM, said:

They have to go with the simple bog standard ones to avoid get caught up using fake tees and maybe getting DQed:
http://www.golfwrx.c...s-fake-or-real/

I didnít even need to click your link to get the joke reference. I definitely got a good chuckle out of your post and especially that thread.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:06 PM

Cause using lipped tees makes you look like a chop. Like using the ball marker that's attached to the glove, just not a good look.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:14 PM

its just automatic.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:27 PM

Probably because they have a reputation to protect


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:37 PM

I would be willing to bet that anyone who plays a high level--tour pro, competitive amateur, etc--already tees the ball nearly the same height with a very tight tolerance. The problem this product solves simply doesn't exist at this level of golf.

And has already been mentioned, good players are often tweaking the tee hight a bit both ways to hit different types of shots. This product would get in the way of that.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:38 PM

 PowderedToastMan, on 10 January 2018 - 06:22 PM, said:

A tour pro's eye and feel for tee height is probably more accurate than the tolerances on those things. Even if they made the pre-designated length to suit the pro's needs, it would be a waste of effort and time, because most pros change tee height depending on the shot.

I bet not. I bet the tolerance of those things is less than 0.01".

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:40 PM

Same reason they don’t use a Frogger towel. Or a ball retriever.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:01 PM

Maybe they could also bring their own golf mat and just hit off that throughout. That also saves on course maintenance.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:09 PM

 dlygrisse, on 10 January 2018 - 08:40 PM, said:

Same reason they donít use a Frogger towel. Or a ball retriever.

Can here to say this, although less eloquently.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:14 PM

Same reason my wife never drives when weíre both in the car bro, donít want to look like a total jabroni.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:55 PM

1/8" does not matter if you know how to handle your tee properly.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 10:49 PM

 duffer987, on 10 January 2018 - 06:25 PM, said:

They have to go with the simple bog standard ones to avoid get caught up using fake tees and maybe getting DQed:
http://www.golfwrx.c...s-fake-or-real/

The best post in that thread was #38. There is a user here named "Harold Baines?" Insanity lol.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:54 PM

They should use the brush tees to get that extra 4 yards. And a footjoy ball marker attached to the glove. And definitely have a wire brush. Gotta have the wire brush.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:16 AM

 WidespreadPanic, on 10 January 2018 - 11:54 PM, said:

They should use the brush tees to get that extra 4 yards. And a footjoy ball marker attached to the glove. And definitely have a wire brush. Gotta have the wire brush.

Hey, don't go making fun of my wired brush. That is a very handy device!!!!

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:15 AM

If they were really thinking about it, they could have a set of these tees tied together with some string and they would never lose one again!
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:06 AM

I remember following Darren Clarke at the Shell Houston Open and his tees had a black sharpie ring around them.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:49 AM

 dpark, on 11 January 2018 - 03:16 AM, said:

Hey, don't go making fun of my wired brush. That is a very handy device!!!!

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:21 AM

Same reason why Jack Hamm could hit a golf ball over a mountain but never won a major.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:58 AM

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 11:10 AM

 Barfolomew, on 10 January 2018 - 06:08 PM, said:

Why don't pros use golf tees that have that lip that stops them going in the ground any further? I notice they use regular tees vs having the exact same height every time.  Got to figure that 1/8" matters specially how dialed in their equipment is...the golf store is full of them.  I like to use them and if I wanna tee it up a little higher I can see how much higher the lip is off the ground to be consistent, but they could have an array of ones for different situations...

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Because they're too smart to tee it up the same height every time. There's a big difference in a driver if the wind is 20 mph behind you than 20mph in your face.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 11:20 AM

Man, you can tell it's winter when we are talking tee length. :swoon:


No offense to the OP.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:15 PM

Either way, those tees in OP are fake. Regardless of height, you got burned.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:18 PM

Cant wait for the Cameron Circle TEE to hit the market, we all need a $45 natural wood tee.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:19 PM

 mackepa, on 10 January 2018 - 06:19 PM, said:

They may not tee all shots up the same height on purpose. I know when I need to hit a lower drive under a breeze I'd rather tee it a half inch lower and swing the same instead of manipulating my swing. Or when I hit a draw I tee it up higher and come up on the ball from the inside.

I agree. I am not a pro by any stretch, but tee heights will vary depending on course conditions.

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