The golf industry has its fair share of unique products that promise to help your game. From swing trainers to high-tech golf balls and everything in between, there is no shortage of products that claim to add yards or lower your score. One line of products that have undoubtedly been put on the radar of golfers everywhere is specialty golf tees.
Specialty golf tees are typically made of plastic or another composite material. They’re meant to last much longer than standard wooden golf tees. Of course, these specialty tees also typically promise to add yards to your tee shots. But, do they work? Do these tees really give you more distance? Let’s explore some of the popular choices of specialty golf tees to see if they make good on their promises.
Greenkeeper 4 Yards More
Built specifically for driver tee shots, the 4 Yards More tee by Greenkeeper is the first and only tee proven by both robotic and human field testing to improve distance. The 4 Yards More tee uses a six-prong design that flexes with the driver’s force to reduce friction for a clean impact.
Made in assorted sizes, the Step-Up tees tested longer than wooden tees thanks to unique style and design. The tees mimic a martini glass with a thin lower portion and a wider cup, allowing for 20 percent more tilt towards the hole, according to the company. The tees are made of a proprietary blend of polymer resin and are made to last multiple rounds.
Evolution Golf Tees
Made of durable ABS material, the key to Evolution tees is the reduced friction between the ball and the tee. The result of the lessened friction, of course, is more distance. Evolution tees also aim to provide golfers with consistent tee heights for each drive, thanks to their durability.
Maxfli Flex Cup Tees
Formerly one of the most well-known golf club makers, Maxfli now produces many specialty golf tees. The Flex Cup tees from Maxfli offer a wide mouth that promotes easy ball placement perfect for today’s oversized drivers.
CHAMP Zarma FLYtee
CHAMP is the maker of many of the game’s best components, including molded shoe spikes. The brand’s Zarma FLYtee is no different and perhaps the best option for serious golfers seeking specialty tees. The six-prong, contoured head is designed to keep the ball in perfect position on the tee and reduce friction at impact. The choice for serious golfers, the FLYtee lasts five times longer than the average wooden tee.
The goal of the Brush-T is eliminate resistance and deflection at impact. The result? According to reviews, Brush-T tees can help golfers gain up to seven yards off the tee. Built for golfers of all levels, the Brush-T design allows golfers the feeling of hitting the ball out of the air.
Remember: Golf tees are as good as the golfer
As you can see, each product in the specialty golf tee category promises more distance. This claim is made possible by the attention to design and eliminating friction between the golf club and the golf ball at impact.
As with any piece of golf equipment, specialty golf tees that promise to add more distance to your game are typically only as good as the golfer. Not all swings and swing paths will benefit from specialty golf tees. To benefit from the reduced friction, a golfer must make impact with the golf ball on the proper swing path, in order to limit the resistance. The same can be said about standard wooden tees.
All in all, though, the new rush of specialty golf tees are worth a test. Regardless of their impact on your distance, they’re sure to prove more durable than standard wooden tees.
— Ben Larsen