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2017 Golf Tees

Whether they’re made from plastic, wood, or just have colourful designs, golf tees are essential to all golfers, and should be considered seriously before purchasing.

This helpful buying guide will offer advice and tips on getting the best tees on the market, and also show some of the very best golf tees available today from a wealth of top quality brands.


What is a golf tee?

The golf tee is a small piece of equipment that raises the golf ball off the ground when playing the first stroke of a hole from the teeing ground. Typically, a golf tee is made from thin plastic or wood, two to three inches in height, with a platform on which to place the golf ball prior to taking a shot. The tee is pushed down into the tuft on the teeing ground, leaving a portion above the ground, and then the shot can be struck.

A golf tee may only be used on the teeing ground under the official rules, although the use of a tee is not a requirement. How high the tee lifts the ball off the ground is up to the golfer (although the length of the tee plays a key role in that, obviously) and depends on various factors such as the club being used for the stroke.

2017 Golf Tees

Traditional golf tees

Traditional golf tees ordinarily measure around 2 ¾ inches in length, and are made from wood. Wooden golf tees are tough and sturdy when placed in the turf with a solid hold to keeps the golf ball in place. However, wooden golf tees have been joined by a plastic alternative that is marginally cheaper. Although there’s no obvious advantage in using either wooden or plastic tees, trying both will help players gain a better understanding of how they feel, and will do wonders for an individual’s game.

The Pride Professional Golf Tees, Pride Professional MINI Golf Tees, Masters Golf Deluxe Society Pack, Asbri Golf Patriot Tees, Brush Tee Extreme XL T, Brush Tee Driver, PGA Tour Anti Slice Tees and CHAMP Zarma FLYtee are some of the best plastic tees available now from American Golf.


Colourful golf tees

Some golfers have their own style which transcends their looks and accessories on the golf course. A white tee is still the hallmark standard or default; however, the colour variants can be limitless!

Choosing bold, primary colours that demand attention, or opting for subtle colours that are quiet and unassuming, is all part of the fun when chopping and changing up your golf tees. There is also the option of adding patterns, such as leopard skin prints, or having a favourite football teams crest emblazoned on the tee to show off your allegiance. A great range of options!

Vibrant and colourful golf tees which are available now at American Golf includes the PGA Tour Castle Tees, Masters Golf Plastic Tees, PGA Tour Lift Tee, Masters Golf Short Cone Tees and PGA Tour Performance RFT Series Tees.


Pyramid golf tees

Pyramid tees, such as the Stringed Pyramid Tees, are idea for play in all weather conditions, including ice-covered turf. Pyramid tees are specifically designed to players carry on playing whatever the weather, and should be considered whenever the ground has an icy sheen.


View the full range of golf tees available from American Golf.