Wood or Plastic Tees - Which do You Prefer?

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  • memurphy93memurphy93 San Francisco, CAMembers  109WRX Points: 33Handicap: 8Posts: 109 Fairways
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    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
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  • Sleeky_DSleeky_D ClubWRX  106WRX Points: 28Handicap: 24Posts: 106 ClubWRX
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    Wood Tees

    I started with wooden tees but then switched to plastic tees. Not sure what the brand was but the plastic tees I used seemed to be pretty hard on my clubs so now I've switched back to using wooden tees.

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  • Hateto3PuttHateto3Putt Smoking Makes You Look Cool! Members  6390WRX Points: 344Posts: 6,390 Titanium Tees
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    I've never had a wooden tee last more than a few holes.

    Based on thoughts posted here, I bought a 5 pack of Martini tees 2 years ago, I still have 3 of 5 remaining in the package. I broke one after 16 months!

    Last year, I found a bright yellow Martini step tee. It was like finding a 4 leaf clover! Easy to spot, and tees the ball up at the same height every time. (step tee convert now)

    I use a "normal" tee for non driver tee shots. I also can't leave an abandoned tee on the box, I start the round with a Martini tee and a wooden tee in my pocket, and at the end of the round usually add 3-5 more tees to the collection.

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  • drvrwdgedrvrwdge Members  2654WRX Points: 276Handicap: +.7Posts: 2,654 Titanium Tees
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    Wood all day from Westernbirch.com Awesome old school triple stripe design and they are durable. Even hold up against iron shots on par 3's.

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  • North ButteNorth Butte Members  11744WRX Points: 1,555Posts: 11,744 Titanium Tees
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    Life's way too short to be searching around after every tee shot trying to find a $2 golf tee. Looking for golf balls in the rough is bad enough, I'll stick to tees that cost less than a nickel which I don't mind losing.

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  • Ski5280Ski5280 Denver, COMembers  81WRX Points: 34Posts: 81 Fairways
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    Wood Tees

    Wood for me. I use irons off the tee quite a bit, so it’s easier to get them down to size.

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  • sdcfan18sdcfan18 Members  172WRX Points: 147Posts: 172 Fairways
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    Wood Tees

    Wood for me, I always use light pink. Easy to find and I honestly use them just to be a little different. I buy a few bags of 100 at a time and they last for years.

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  • jdvela55jdvela55 Sin City, NVMembers  557WRX Points: 105Posts: 557 Golden Tee
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    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    I use plastic tees 3 1/4" and I use broken wood ones for Iron tee shots.

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    Callaway MD 2 50*, 54*, and 58* wedges
  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX  2061WRX Points: 302Handicap: 17Posts: 2,061 ClubWRX
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    Orange Martini for driver, and wood for everything else. Bought two 5 packs of Martinis and that should last two years easy. Found the first Martini and was very impressed. I do lean it forward, longer drives; maybe.

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  • chickwebbchickwebb Members  99WRX Points: 57Handicap: 6.5Posts: 99 Fairways
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    Surprised no-one has mentioned (as far as I can tell), the Callaway Par-Tee. These things are built like steel girders; absolutely unbreakable. Sturdy enough to pierce even the hardest tee-box. Plus, the wide rubber tip holds the ball even if the tee's in a little crooked. A little pricey, but for as long as they last a great value. https://amazon.com/gp/product/B072LX8LKQ/

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  • Egs57Egs57 Members  39WRX Points: 35Posts: 39 Bunkers
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    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    On -, @jdvela55 said:

    I use plastic tees 3 1/4" and I use broken wood ones for Iron tee shots.

    This is what I do

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  • BrennanfBrennanf Members  85WRX Points: 33Posts: 85 Fairways
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    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    Plastic. Hate breaking or losing a tee

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  • chadly643chadly643 Members  511WRX Points: 139Posts: 511 Golden Tee
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    I refuse to spend money on tees. I play whatever I find or get for free with the round. I have found zero performance benefit from different tees.

    My home course started giving away short tees this year. I think they are 1.5”. I love these things for any tee box I’m not using driver on. Much easier to stick all the way into the ground than a broken tee and one will last a bunch or rounds.

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  • mrikkingmrikking Members  207WRX Points: 71Posts: 207 Fairways
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    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    On -, @jdvela55 said:

    I use plastic tees 3 1/4" and I use broken wood ones for Iron tee shots.

    Same here!

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  • CJPennyCJPenny Members  93WRX Points: 40Posts: 93 Fairways
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    Wood Tees

    Wood. I’ve heard white paint can mark up driver faces, and cheap natural wood tees just do it for me

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  • JshyneJshyne The status quo sucks. Members  223WRX Points: 55Posts: 223 Fairways
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    Other Tees

    I will only play these going forward game changers and I don't know if the company is even in business anymore

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  • buckets on bucketsbuckets on buckets Members  78WRX Points: 27Handicap: 2Posts: 78 Fairways
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    Other Tees

    I’ve never bought a tee in my life, these martini tees sound interesting though. Also a little hokey...do they have an “As seen on TV” stamp on the box?? Haha

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  • MinaretsMinarets Nashville, TNMembers  4492WRX Points: 304Posts: 4,492 Titanium Tees
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    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    Bought some Stinger Tees to try out.

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    Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 10.5*
    Irons: PXG 0311 4-PW
    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
    Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 50*, 54*, Taylormade Bigfoot Hi-Toe 60*
    Putter: Ping Vault 2.0 Ketcsh (solid black)  
    Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green) (something new is coming, cant decide.)
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-X
  • chrisokeefe12chrisokeefe12 Holland, MIMembers  211WRX Points: 66Handicap: 14Posts: 211 Fairways
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    Wood Tees

    I do not spend money on tees. I prefer to use wood tees, but will use any tees I can get. Love courses that give you free tees. Low key is so helpful.

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    Driver - Titleist TS3 w/ Fubuki 63 S
    3W - TItleist 917F2 16.5º needs a new shaft
    DI - Nike Vapor Fly Pro 3i w/ Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 95x
    Irons - JPX 900 forged 5-P w/ Tour Issue S300 AMT White
    Wedges - 50º, 54º, 60º Cleveland 588 Custom Tour raw wedges w/ DG wedge shafts
    Putter - Compass Golf Co Custom face balanced blade
    Ball - Srixon Z Star yellow

  • GraymulliganGraymulligan Members  2449WRX Points: 149Handicap: 8ishPosts: 2,449 Platinum Tees
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    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    I bought a package of 50 plastic tees four years ago, and haven't had to buy any since. Unless I accidentally lose one, they last darn near forever.

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    M5 w/Rogue
    Cobra F6 3/4 wood w/Kuro Kage
    RSI 2 driving iron w/recoil
    PSI Tour 4-pw w/S300
    MD3 50/54/58
    Lajosi DD201 w/full face Damascus insert

  • CougarRedCougarRed Southeast TexasMembers  189WRX Points: 106Handicap: 6.4Posts: 189 Fairways
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    Other Tees

    For my driver, yellow "Four Yards More."
    Consistent tee height. Low friction. And they last forever. Been playing the original set for six months. Still have all three.

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  • Pearson10MPearson10M Members  146WRX Points: 50Posts: 146 Fairways
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    Wood Tees

    There is enough trash plastic in the enviro that is killing this planet. Go Wood or better yet Bamboo. Both decompose and bamboo is pretty tough and good for "hard" ground.

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  • PVCCPVCC Members  5WRX Points: 26Posts: 5 Bunkers
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    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    Switched to "Martini Tees" from wood tees. Love them but unfortunately, I have a harder time setting a ball on a wood tee now! Will stick with Martini.

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  • DrewBallinDrewBallin Members  109WRX Points: 58Posts: 109 Fairways
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    Wood Tees

    I've always used wood tees. Couple weeks ago I came across a plastic tee that was left behind at a tee box so I grabbed it. Haven't tried it yet

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    In my Cobra King stand bag


    driver-- Cobra King LTD with ust elements fire x-stiff shaft
    hybrids-- Cobra F6 2/3 & 3/4
    irons-- Cobra cb/mb 3-pw KBS c-taper 120 shafts
    wedge-- Cobra tour trusty 56*
    putter-- MLA tour mallet
  • MinaretsMinarets Nashville, TNMembers  4492WRX Points: 304Posts: 4,492 Titanium Tees
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    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    I bought some of those Stingers and really like them

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    Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 10.5*
    Irons: PXG 0311 4-PW
    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
    Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 50*, 54*, Taylormade Bigfoot Hi-Toe 60*
    Putter: Ping Vault 2.0 Ketcsh (solid black)  
    Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green) (something new is coming, cant decide.)
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-X
  • GSDriverGSDriver Members  883WRX Points: 179Handicap: 4Posts: 883 Golden Tee
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    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    I use broken, usually wooden, tees I find on par 3 tee boxes; otherwise I use some flavor of plastic tees, as they rarely break and can use a lot of times.

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    Epic Flash SZ Tensei AV Blue 65
    Rogue 4 Wood Evenflow 75 Blue
    Epic Hybrids 3/4/5
    Apex Pro 6-P Recoil 110 F4
    MD Slate Forged 52
    PM Grind 2.0 Slate 58/64
    Odyssey EXO Stroke Lab 7 Mini
    All grips except putter are Iomic Sticky 2.3
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  • j.a.j.a. Members  1750WRX Points: 194Posts: 1,750 Platinum Tees
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    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    I got a bunch of Zoom Tees Callaway branded, they last for years, easy to setup even on hard soil, bright orange so you can find them easily.

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  • TIM929TIM929 Los AngelesMembers  1469WRX Points: 883Handicap: 14.2Posts: 1,469 Platinum Tees
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    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    Them wooden tees are leaving stripes on the bottom of my driver...

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    Titleist TS3 10.5* Driver                  HZRDUS SMOKE 6.0         Tour Velvet std 
    Adams Tightlies 2 16*3 Wood        whatevers stock                 Tour Velvet std  
    Titleist TS3 19*    Hybrid                 HZRDUS SMOKE 6.0         Tour Velvet std 
    Titleist 716 TMB  4-P                       DG S300                            Tour Velvet Align 2 wraps  
    Titleist SM7 52.12F (bent to 49.09)DG S400                            Tour Velvet plus4 1 wraps
    Titleist SM7 56.10S                          DG S400                            Tour Velvet plus4 1 wraps
    Titleist SM7 60.12D                          DG S400                            Tour Velvet plus4 1 wraps
    Titleist SC Terryllium Fastback 1.5  34" loft 6.5                        Pistolini Plus  
    Titleist PROV1                                   ball
    Kirkland sig                                       glove 
    FJ rain glove                                     glove (rain)  
     

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  • FEUOFEUO LaSalle, OntarioMembers  268WRX Points: 71Posts: 268 Greens
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    I've been using plastic for the last few years. Seeing some new lifestyle brands (Sugarloaf, TBC, etc) with their own wooden tees and gave a couple a shot. Lack of durability is almost a no go. Chipped or broken after one hit. Just means I need to carry more crap in my bag. Nah thanks.

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  • BankerBanker The SwampMembers  1149WRX Points: 175Handicap: 4Posts: 1,149 Platinum Tees
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    I loved wood tees but I’d always get those marks on the pockets of my shorts from dirt. I used some plastic ones at a member guest in 2012 & have had zero stains since.

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    G410 3 wood Accra t70x
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