Wood or Plastic Tees - Which do You Prefer?



  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members Posts: 7,675 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    For par 3, I go wood all the time. Something about the firmer plastic makes me think it will provide some kind of weird resistance to the club when they make contact. For driver I'll use plastic but since I buy bags of 100 wood ones every few months, I normally just use wood. I probably go through 12-15 tees per round... but I get really annoyed when the plastic ones start to bend so I still probably use 3-4 plastic ones per round, too.

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  • NJPhilNJPhil Members Posts: 156 ✭✭
    Wood Tees

    I prefer wood, my club provides both and I’ll always grab the wood tees.

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  • ksher84ksher84 Members Posts: 11 ✭✭
    Wood Tees

    Wood, specifically:
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    Yellow 2.75 for driver on course
    Red 2.125 for driver on the range (mats don't allow me to set right height) and irons off the tee on the course

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  • simonndsimonnd Members Posts: 36 ✭✭

    Tried both, but I use wood most of the time.

  • semarlorsemarlor Charlotte, NCMembers Posts: 726 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wood Tees

    Give me the wood...haha. I always feel like plastic tees bend when I try to put them in the ground. I'll take a solid wood tee every time.

  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 10,925 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @semarlor said:
    Give me the wood...haha. I always feel like plastic tees bend when I try to put them in the ground. I'll take a solid wood tee every time.

    Most plastic tees aren't firm enough when the tee boxes are really hard. I hate those.

    But there are a few kinds of plastic ones (the "Evolution" brand for instance) that are as stiff as wooden ones. At least in the 2-3/4" size I use. That's the best of both worlds. Nigh unbreakable but still usable on hard tee boxes.

    The bendy, weak plastic ones are just pants.

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  • cardia10cardia10 Members Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Wood Tees

    Always Wood!

  • QuasimotoQuasimoto Members Posts: 894 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    I use the 4 More Yards tees for the driver because I think they provide the best combination of hard stem and soft plastic for the top.
    Can't say they provide more yards though.

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  • RobotDoctorRobotDoctor Senior Hacker ClubWRX Posts: 4,687 ClubWRX
    Wood Tees

    I am a traditionalist and prefer wood tees. I am not that much of a traditionalist that I would create a sand mound to tee my ball (hickory club days). Besides, I have about 500 wood tees to use from a bag of 1000 I got several years ago. :D

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  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 10,925 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    As mentioned earlier, my last few rounds I've been using a batch of white "Evolution" tees I picked up super cheap recently on eBay (logo misprints and overruns). They are nigh unbreakable and stiff enough to easily punch into a firm tee box.

    Last Sunday I lost one for the first time. With "lost" meaning it wasn't visible in a quick 30-second scan of the tee box while putting my driver back in the bag. I was momentarily bummed about it then an image of my box back home brimming with 500 Evolution tees popped in my head and I was strangely comforted. Best 11 bucks I've spent lately!

    Then as I was walking away one of the others in my foursome handed it to me and said, "Here's your tee, it was over here in the rough". So that's 2-1/2 cents saved right there...

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  • TomDTomD Members Posts: 14 ✭✭
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    /\ they are that good.

  • TheShaunTheShaun Members Posts: 1,185 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Wood Tees

    Wood all the way. I like when they break after a shot. Makes me feel like a powerful human. I buy huge bags of them on the cheap from China on auction site

  • wcbjrwcbjr Members Posts: 2,822 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Wood, good for firm tee boxes and you can break them to any length you need.

  • bnb9433bnb9433 Members Posts: 248 ✭✭✭
    Wood Tees

    @Zengolfer36 said:
    Wood for me. Im a traditionalist and I like the wood is biodegradable. I just buy the natural/unpainted ones because they dont leave a paint streak on my clubs.


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  • tocinotocino Members Posts: 2,300 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm used to wood but i guess it really doesn't matter to me one way or the other. If i'm getting it cheap/gift/free then I'll use it. I don't think I've purchased a new bag of tees in about 5+ years

  • gilmore_happygilmore_happy Members Posts: 73 ✭✭
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    Plastic last so much longer

  • storm319storm319 Members Posts: 3,838 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    @AppAlum said:
    Most tees that clubs provide (that aren’t wood) are not plastic. Companies such as Evolve make their tees from corn starch and are in fact biodegradable.

    Evolve only did that early on with the epoch tees, but the biodegradable material wasn’t durable enough. They moved to recyclable plastics over 10 years ago.

    However, those justifying wood tees for ecological reasons should consider the equivalent number of trees needed to source wood tees each year. Plastic tees while not ideal from a waste perspective are far more durable and typically last much longer than wood as long as people remember them which drastically cuts down on volume (Evolve claims an average of 6 wood tees to 1 plastic tee per round).

  • cardia10cardia10 Members Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Wood Tees

    Have had some PM's about my wood tees, here is the link below, Western Birch

  • SnapHooker_605SnapHooker_605 Members Posts: 812 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wood Tees

    Wood, those professional tee system 3.25" white and blue ones. All I care is that I can tee them the same height every time, those blue marks are awesome. For about 8 bucks on amazon I get a bag that usually lasts 3-4 seasons. Luckily quite a few people at my club must use them too because I tend to find quite a few. For par 3's and teeing off with a 3 wood, any broken tee I find laying around.

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  • semarlorsemarlor Charlotte, NCMembers Posts: 726 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jul 8, 2019 8:02pm #81
    Wood Tees

    @cardia10 said:
    Have had some PM's about my wood tees, here is the link below, Western Birch

    I got some of these for my brother-in-law and they are sweet. He's a huge UNC guy so I got him the "my boy blue." Kinda hard to get excited about a tee but they are pretty cool!

  • aenematedaenemated Los Angeles, CAMembers Posts: 160 ✭✭✭
    edited Jul 8, 2019 8:34pm #82
    Wood Tees

    @dlygrisse said:
    I like wood simply because some of the plastic tend to bend when you try to push them into firmer ground. I use whatever I get for free generally though.

    Same. The teeing areas at a lot of courses I play are pretty firm and I've had buddies with plastic tees ask me for some of my wooden ones more than a few times.

    I coughed up $20 for these and figure I'm good to go for quite a while.

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  • MaxRylie222MaxRylie222 Members Posts: 96 ✭✭✭

    I used the plastic callaway tees from target $8 for 30 I think, very durable, have not bent one yet and one will last for a while.

  • ctsgolfctsgolf Members Posts: 182 ✭✭✭
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    Plastic. Only have to carry 3-4 in your bag.

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  • TheGulagTheGulag Members Posts: 174 ✭✭✭
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    I really like the Pride Plastic tees as they are stout enough not to bend when trying to put a tee in the rock hard tee boxes I always seem to play on. Don't mind wood just have to carry so many with me because of them breaking all the time.

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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,311 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    Plastic. I'm cheap and don't want to replace them. That said, I have a LOT of tees! :)

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  • memurphy93memurphy93 Dallas, TXMembers Posts: 45 ✭✭
    Wood Tees

    Always wood tees for me, my favorite brands that make them:

    • Stinger Golf (a lot of small companies do orders through them)
    • Berg Golf Tees
    • Western Birch Golf Tees
  • DiscoDinerDiscoDiner Members Posts: 97 ✭✭✭
    edited Aug 6, 2019 12:01am #88
    Wood Tees

    Wood! I've got some bright pink ones that match all my golf stuff!

    I should add, they are bamboo and from a sustainable source.

  • marmooskapaulmarmooskapaul Members Posts: 1,373 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    Orange Martini tee, I just carry one tee and never seem to lose it. Take that back...I do carry short..sharp red plastic tee for par 3's. OK..two tees is all I carry.
    Martini's don't seem to fly all over the place like other plastic tees I've used?? Woods fine but get tired of going through so many a round.

  • blueshirts12blueshirts12 BostonMembers Posts: 3
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    Recently switched over to plastic because I was breaking wood tees just about every time I hit driver. Probably symptomatic of a poor driver swing but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  • RichsgboxRichsgbox Members Posts: 108 ✭✭✭
    Wood Tees

    Black wood to keep my driver clean and environmentally safe. ;)

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