It may seem like a fairly unimportant part of the whole golfing experience, but when it comes to choosing a golf tee, a quality tee will give you a good distance and could even have an impact on how your ball spins, so a tee should never be thought of as just “something to stick your ball on” – you should consider quite a few things before choosing a golf tee. Although also available in steel or silver, the two most popular golf tees are wood and plastic.
• Better for the environment – biodegradable and simply rot into the turf if left on the tee boxes.
• Softer than plastic so won’t cause damage to lawn mowers
• Cheapest option – often even given out for free at Clubs
• Not as pliable as plastic so not likely to bend easily
• Damage can be done if you mishandle a cracked wooden tee – I’ve heard of people even getting one through the hand when trying to drive one through hard ground! Ouch!
• Some golfers believe they do not gain as much distance using wood tees
• Considered more durable than wood
• Give more distance than wooden tees
• Break or bend very easily
• Are not good for environment and cause damage to lawn mowers, therefore some Clubs even prohibit their use, giving you a smaller choice of Golfing venue
• Tend to scratch drivers
The clear winner appears to be the wooden golf tee, which is the most commonly used and easiest to obtain, not to mention the cheapest and best for the environment and your lawn mower!