By Paul Myers

Golf tees? On the surface, it would seem that there isn’t anything to think about when it comes to your golf tees of choice. Just pick one out of your bag – or off the ground – place the ball on top, and off you go. Pretty simple, right? Not so fast. Technology has even reached the world of golf tees, where some companies are developing products intended to add distance to your drives simply by placing the ball on top of their tee.

For most of the companies making golf tees, the idea comes down to friction. By removing some of the material from the portion of the tee where the club will be contacting it, they hope to help you maintain a little more speed through the hitting area and add a few yards to the drive. Whether or not it works is up for you to decide, but you can browse the market to find more than a few options.

Pros and Cons of Specialty Tees

If you are considering using a custom golf tee to try and add a few yards to your drive, you should think for a minute about the pros and cons of doing so. While this isn’t going to be the biggest decision you make in your golfing life, every little detail counts when it comes to a game like golf. If there is an edge to be had, you would be wise to grab hold of it.

  • Pro – Possibility of gaining a few yards in distance over traditional tees
  • Con – Cost is more than a plain wood tee
  • Pro – Durability can be much better with some models, allowing you to use just one tee for an entire round or longer
  • Con – More to keep track of. You won’t care if you lose a regular wood tee, but you will be careful to track down your specialty tee after each shot
  • Pro – Tee height. Many of the specialty tee models come with some kind of markings on them so you can more-easily tee the ball up at the same height on each swing
  • Con – Some of these specialty tees are known to make markings on the face of your club more than would occur with a regular wood tee

As you can see, there are some good arguments on both sides of this issue. In reality, there is no right or wrong answer as to whether or not you should use one of these tees. It is up to your own personal choice and preference, and you can always purchase a couple to try out before deciding if you want to these golf tees or not.

What tees to look for?

Just as with all other golf equipment, there is not a shortage of options when it comes to tees designed to give you a little more distance. The list below has a few of the more-popular options on the market today –

  • Zero Friction ZFVictory Golf Tees
  • 4 Yards More Golf Tees
  • Brush T Flexible Golf Tees
  • Evolve Golf Epoch S3 Performance Golf Tees
  • Champ Zarma Fly Golf Tees

Those five are just some of the many options you can find either online or in your local golf shop. Since picking out one or two of these tees will only cost you a few bucks, it might be worth your time to try them out and see what you think. Anything that could offer you a few more yards down the fairway is something that is worth giving a try.

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