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Wood or Plastic Tees - Which do You Prefer?

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  • DavidvDavidv Members Posts: 784 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    Plastic.

  • swancerswancer TNMembers Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited Sep 5, 2019 12:18am #123
    Wood Tees


    I played these Callaway Plastic tees a few years back and they literally lasted forever. Only reason I don't still use them is because I lost them over time. and unfortunately they don't sell them any longer, so i have gone back to wood.

  • kwcsportskwcsports Members Posts: 753 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wood Tees

    Been using white wood tees for 40 years, I won't use anything else.

    WITB
    Ping G10 Driver- Matrix White Tie
    TM 200 Steel 3W- Kuro Kage
    Cobra 7 wood- Kuro Kage
    Lynx Parallax 4-SW- NS Pro 950GH
    Ping Eye 2 SW- XP105
    Nike VR Forged LW- XP105
    Ray Cook Blue Goose
  • DMAICDMAIC Members Posts: 82 ✭✭✭
    Wood Tees

    Wood all the way.

  • dbdorsdbdors Houston, Clear Lake areaClubWRX Posts: 1,910 ClubWRX
    edited Sep 6, 2019 5:04pm #126
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    @dbdors said:
    Plastic epoch with stripes, last a long time, loose them before they break.

    As stated above I have been a big Epoch fan. However, I ran across a pack of Western Birch wood tees at GG and fell in love with the color. After a round and some use at the range, these things are great. They are very durable, I would say as equally durable as the Epoch plastic tees. I have yet to break one. Plus they look great.

    Post edited by dbdors on

    Woods: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 8*, Fujikura Ventus 6, stiff: TM M5, 13*, Diamana Thump 75, stiff
    Hybrids: TEE CBX 3H (20d), 4H (22d), Project X Hzrdus Black Hybrid 85 6.0
    Irons: TM M6, 5-GW, Accra 80i, stiff
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 54* (bent to 55*), 60*, Accra 80i, stiff
    Putter: Evnroll ER1.2 355g, 33", KBS CT Tour Putter Matte Black, Sense S1 grip
    Ball: Wilson Duo Professional in green & yellow
    Bag/Cart: '18 Ping Hoofer/BagBoy Quad XL
    Accessories: Garmin G8/Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized
  • Skaffa77Skaffa77 No place like the Sand Hills! ClubWRX Posts: 6,897 ClubWRX
    Wood Tees

    Wood tees...there's something beautiful about a well hit shot and seeing the broken tee afterward....

  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members Posts: 3,186 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Wood Tees

    Always wooden tees for me.

    Cobra F9 10° w/ HZRDUS Smoke Black 60 6.0
    Cobra F6 Baffler 16° w/ AD DI Black 7X
    Cobra F9 4 Iron w/ AD IZ 95X
    Titleist 680 3-PW w/ DGX100
    Cleveland RTX 2.0 Raw 56°/ Vokey Proto 60° w/ DG Tour Issue
    TaylorMade Spider Tour Red 34"
  • bordercitygolferbordercitygolfer Members Posts: 89 ✭✭✭
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    Making the leap. Just bought a bunch of Stinger tees via the Buck Club. Jury is deliberating.... ;)

    Driver - TM M6, Matrix Ozik MFS M5 black tie X
    3W - Callaway Epic, Fubuki X
    H - Nike VRS 3&4, Fubuki S
    Irons - Bridgestone J40, ProjectX 6.0
    Wedges - Scratch DD 50/53/58
    Putter - Scotty Cameron Global Limited, Mills Ming

  • PepperturboPepperturbo Midwest and SouthwestMembers Posts: 15,924 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    I use Epoch 3.25" driver and 1.50" iron tees because a driver tee lasts 8-12 rds and iron tee lasts till it's lost. My current 1000 batch was purchased 3 years ago and still have enough to last a few more years. My wife uses them as well.

    • Titleist TS2 9.5, PX HZRDUS Red 65
    • Titleist 917D2 15*, PX HZRDUS Red 75
    • Titleist 716T-MB 17* 2 iron, Steelfiber i95cw "S"
    • Titleist 716CB 3i-PW, Steelfiber i95cw "S"
    • SM6 F-52*, Steelfiber i110cw "S"
    • SM6 M-58*, DG-S200
    • SC California Monterey
    • ProV1





  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 4,079 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    @bordercitygolfer said:
    Making the leap. Just bought a bunch of Stinger tees via the Buck Club. Jury is deliberating.... ;)

    I love my new stingers. Was surprised they don’t break on every use.

    Driver: TaylorMade M3
    Irons: PXG 0311 4-GW
    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 54*, 58*
    Putter: Ping Ketcsh  
    Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green)
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-x
  • G-BoneG-Bone Better than most... Members Posts: 2,714 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Wood Tees

    @Minarets said:

    @bordercitygolfer said:
    Making the leap. Just bought a bunch of Stinger tees via the Buck Club. Jury is deliberating.... ;)

    I love my new stingers. Was surprised they don’t break on every use.

    One thing I love about Stinger tees is they help me know if I am properly hitting up on my drives. When my attack angle is around three degrees up Stiner tees last forever! When I start to get flat I break them a lot more. For me, a poor mans Trackman. :D

    PING G410 LST Driver 9º ~ GD Tour AD IZ
    TaylorMade M5 Fairway 14º ~ GD Tour AD IZ
    Callaway Apex 19 Hybrid 20º ~ GD Tour AD HY
    Callaway Apex 19 Hybrid 23º ~ GD Tour AD HY
    Epon by Endo AF-505 Irons 5–PW ~ Rifle Project X
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 50/SS (51º) ~ Rifle Project X
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 56/SS (57º) - Tour Department 'SG' Grind ~ Rifle Project X
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedge 60/SS (63º) - Tour Department 'SG' Grind ~ Rifle Project X
    Titleist Scotty Cameron Circle T Del Mar Buttonback Select Tour Prototype (A026140)
    Titleist Pro V1 ~ #19
  • rstlnerstlne AEIOU and sometimes Y West CoastClubWRX Posts: 216 ✭✭✭
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    @Bonneville85308 said:
    I prefer wood tees, but if the tee boxes have really hard/dried out dirt, it gets mildly annoying to break one on every drive, or to have one break when putting it in the ground and almost impaling my hand.

    Lol, I've had that happen to me a couple times with wood tees and those type of condition tee boxes. That's why I use the plastic Champ Fly Tees now. They'll bend a bit but don't do anything unpredictable to my hands. Plastic tees last a whole lot longer as well. I usually buy the 100 pack off the auction site for around $10-$15. They're cheap enough that if I can't find my tee within 2-3 seconds i'm not too worried, I don't lose too many though, you get use to where they'll fly to.

  • OrlokOrlok ArgentinaMembers Posts: 34 ✭✭
    edited Sep 10, 2019 6:51pm #134
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    Plastic. Basically I feel that shots are smoother with these kind of tees.

    Post edited by Orlok on

    Driver - Ping G410 Plus 10.0° - Project X EvenFlow Black 75
    3 Wood - Ping G410 Plus 14.5° - Project X EvenFlow Black 85
    2 Iron - Titleist T-MB 718 17° - True Temper AMT Tour White S300
    4-PW - Titleist AP2 718 - True Temper AMT Tour White S300
    Wedges - TaylorMade Hi-Toe 52°/56°/60°
    Putter - Oddysey White Ice
    Ball - Bridgestone B330 RX

  • Snowman9000Snowman9000 Members Posts: 1,144 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Augster said:
    Martini tees. Accept no substitutes.

    Yeah, I think these are going to eventually be in everyone's bags. I've been using the same one since this winter when I found it in Arizona. I don't know if it will ever break. I'm pretty sure I will lose it before that happens. I have steeled myself for the evenutal loss. :smile:

    Driver 915 D2
    5W Wilson Fybrid
    4h, 5h, 6h Adams Idea Tech 2015
    6-AW Snake Eyes Viper MS, graphite
    58º Callaway MD2 Forged S grind
    Odyssey Jailbird Mini
  • AdExecAdExec Scottsdale, AZ Members Posts: 42 ✭✭

    I still prefer wood tees, normally in natural finish

  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,628 ClubWRX

    I bought some of the auto height Martinis and just to easy. Push it down and your set to the same height every time. They last a long time.

    GBB Fusion HT 13.5
    Cobra F8 12*
    F9 5-6 WD
    F9 7-8 WD
    OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    P790's this week, next week?
    Glide AW, SW, LW
    TM Spider Pro Red C/S
    B330RX
  • DeadsquigglesDeadsquiggles Members Posts: 48 ✭✭
    Wood Tees

    I use wood 3 1/4” because they’re like $6 for a 100 from Maxfli. I break them, lose them, or forget to grab it from the teebox too often to spend money on fancy tees.

    Driver: TaylorMade M4 8.5* with Fujikura Atmos Red (EvenFlow Blue coming soon)
    Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M4 3W with Fujikura Atmos Red
    Irons: TaylorMade M4 Irons 4-PW with KBS Tours
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 50*, Cleveland RTX 2.0 54*, Cleveland RTX-3 CB 60*
    Putter: TaylorMade Tour Spider Red 35"
    Ball: Cut Blue or Srixon Z-Star

  • shinobishinobi Members Posts: 10 ✭✭
  • hdgolf44hdgolf44 Members Posts: 345 ✭✭✭✭

    Used to roll with plastic...so now trying to slowly "lose" them as I go along.
    I like the natural coloured tees - but I'm also working through a bag of smaller white tees for fairways/irons, so it's currently a jumble

    Cobra King F6+ (black - set @ 9*) -- w/ Kuro Kage Silver (stiff)
    TaylorMade M4 5W (18*) -- w/ stock Fuji Atmos 6 Red
    TaylorMade M1 Rescue - 21* -- w/ stock Fuji Pro 80h stiff
    Mizuno Fli-Hi Utility -24* -- w/ TT DG S300
    Mizuno MP-64 (5-PW) -- w/ TT DG S300
    Cleveland RTX-3 - (52* mg) & (56* fg)
    Callaway Mack Dady PM Grind (60*)
    PING Anser 3 MgBr -" w/ GP Tour Tradition


  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 4,079 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 12, 2019 1:20am #141
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    Been a plastic guy for years. Read about stinger tees on here and I’m now a full convert. Used maybe 3 the last 4 rounds and a bag of 200 will last forever. No marks on the bottom and I like the small top to them. Thanks for the recommendation

    Driver: TaylorMade M3
    Irons: PXG 0311 4-GW
    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 54*, 58*
    Putter: Ping Ketcsh  
    Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green)
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-x
  • CSmithAMGCSmithAMG GeorgiaClubWRX Posts: 165 ClubWRX
    Wood Tees

    Wood for the driver and my club has plastic “stumpies” on par 3s that I use for everything else.

    Callaway Epic SZ with HZRDUS smoke green 70g 6.55<br />Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 3wood HZRDUS yellow 6.5 <br />Callaway Epic 3 hybrid Hzrdus Black 85<br />Callaway Apex Pro Irons KBS Tour 130<br />Callaway MD Forged wedges S400<br />Scotty Cameron Futura 7M<br />Taylormade TP5X
  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 7,748 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 12, 2019 8:02pm #143
    Other Tees

    dup

    Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero 3D 10.5*, Fujikura Ventus 7X
    Fairway: Cobra F9 Tour, GD TOUR AD-DI 8X 
    3 iron Cobra King Utility
    4-PW cobra King pro CBs KBS $ taper 130g X flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 50 , 55, 60
    PUTTER; Carbon Ringo welded long neck.
    BALL; 2019 ProV1 yellow/Snell MTB-X yellow
  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 7,748 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Other Tees

    @Philomathesq said:

    @JBent9610 said:
    Martini tees

    I'm on my fourth year (>100 rounds) with the first one.

    Are they really that good? Lots of love for them in this thread. I bought them for my daughter because she wanted something "pretty," but I assumed they were a total novelty item. What makes them so great? My daughter is just a recreational player, so I can't really get any feedback from her.

    I have always thought they were for older golfers with less than steady hands...

    Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero 3D 10.5*, Fujikura Ventus 7X
    Fairway: Cobra F9 Tour, GD TOUR AD-DI 8X 
    3 iron Cobra King Utility
    4-PW cobra King pro CBs KBS $ taper 130g X flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 50 , 55, 60
    PUTTER; Carbon Ringo welded long neck.
    BALL; 2019 ProV1 yellow/Snell MTB-X yellow
  • PhilomathesqPhilomathesq Legal EagleMembers Posts: 293 ✭✭✭✭
    Wood Tees

    @QuigleyDU said:

    @Philomathesq said:

    @JBent9610 said:
    Martini tees

    I'm on my fourth year (>100 rounds) with the first one.

    Are they really that good? Lots of love for them in this thread. I bought them for my daughter because she wanted something "pretty," but I assumed they were a total novelty item. What makes them so great? My daughter is just a recreational player, so I can't really get any feedback from her.

    I have always thought they were for older golfers with less than steady hands...

    I made the switch to them and I love them. Depending on how old one is, I could be seen as an "older" golfer. I'd like to think I have steady hands. My favorite thing about them is that I've played the same exact tee for 10+ rounds, and I don't even know what I'd have to do with a normal swing that could break it. I still have to use wooden tees for par 3's, but that doesn't bother me.

    Driver: Mizuno ST190G, Oban Kiyoshi Tour Limited 70 O5 flex
    (Fairway woods in progress)
    (Long irons in progress)
    5i - PW: New Level 902, DG Tour Issue X100
    Wedges: New Level M-Type Black 50/54, DG Tour Issue X100 Onyx; Titleist Vokey SM7 60K Black, DG Tour Issue X100 Onyx
    Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Seven S

  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 7,748 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Other Tees

    @Philomathesq said:

    @QuigleyDU said:

    @Philomathesq said:

    @JBent9610 said:
    Martini tees

    I'm on my fourth year (>100 rounds) with the first one.

    Are they really that good? Lots of love for them in this thread. I bought them for my daughter because she wanted something "pretty," but I assumed they were a total novelty item. What makes them so great? My daughter is just a recreational player, so I can't really get any feedback from her.

    I have always thought they were for older golfers with less than steady hands...

    I made the switch to them and I love them. Depending on how old one is, I could be seen as an "older" golfer. I'd like to think I have steady hands. My favorite thing about them is that I've played the same exact tee for 10+ rounds, and I don't even know what I'd have to do with a normal swing that could break it. I still have to use wooden tees for par 3's, but that doesn't bother me.

    I see a lot of them get sold. I have just always wondered what affect that large cup would have.

    Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero 3D 10.5*, Fujikura Ventus 7X
    Fairway: Cobra F9 Tour, GD TOUR AD-DI 8X 
    3 iron Cobra King Utility
    4-PW cobra King pro CBs KBS $ taper 130g X flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 50 , 55, 60
    PUTTER; Carbon Ringo welded long neck.
    BALL; 2019 ProV1 yellow/Snell MTB-X yellow
  • PhilomathesqPhilomathesq Legal EagleMembers Posts: 293 ✭✭✭✭
    Wood Tees

    @QuigleyDU said:

    @Philomathesq said:

    @QuigleyDU said:

    @Philomathesq said:

    @JBent9610 said:
    Martini tees

    I'm on my fourth year (>100 rounds) with the first one.

    Are they really that good? Lots of love for them in this thread. I bought them for my daughter because she wanted something "pretty," but I assumed they were a total novelty item. What makes them so great? My daughter is just a recreational player, so I can't really get any feedback from her.

    I have always thought they were for older golfers with less than steady hands...

    I made the switch to them and I love them. Depending on how old one is, I could be seen as an "older" golfer. I'd like to think I have steady hands. My favorite thing about them is that I've played the same exact tee for 10+ rounds, and I don't even know what I'd have to do with a normal swing that could break it. I still have to use wooden tees for par 3's, but that doesn't bother me.

    I see a lot of them get sold. I have just always wondered what affect that large cup would have.

    I haven't noticed any adverse affects on my ability to drive the ball. Distance hasn't changed and ability to work the ball in either direction is the same. I did experiment a few times with putting the tee in at an angle (angled toward the fairway) because the packaging says doing so may result in longer drives. The few times I did this, it did result in longer drives, but just be a few yards, so I can't confirm that the extra yardage was due to the tee placement and not confirmation bias, extra oomph behind the swings, or some other factor. However, the only time I saw extra distance was when the angle of the tee was pretty aggressive such that it was difficult to get the ball to stay on the tee. So, I stopped doing that because I don't want to have to be a delicate with the ball when placing it on the tee. Teeing it up with no angle (or a perpendicular to the ground) works perfectly fine.

    Driver: Mizuno ST190G, Oban Kiyoshi Tour Limited 70 O5 flex
    (Fairway woods in progress)
    (Long irons in progress)
    5i - PW: New Level 902, DG Tour Issue X100
    Wedges: New Level M-Type Black 50/54, DG Tour Issue X100 Onyx; Titleist Vokey SM7 60K Black, DG Tour Issue X100 Onyx
    Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Seven S

  • AMLemusAMLemus Littleton, COMembers Posts: 35 ✭✭
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    Been using the same set of plastic tees for years now. They just last forever! Given, unless I'm using my driver, which isn't used frequently, I'm hitting straight off the deck.

    Littleton, CO
    DR: Adams Speedline Super S (10.5)
    3W: Adams Speedline Super S
    Irons: Adams Idea A12 (3hy, 4hy, 5i-PW)
    Wedges: Adams Tom Watson (52, 56, 60)
  • iNeedMoreGolfiNeedMoreGolf RiMembers Posts: 19 ✭✭
    edited Sep 13, 2019 6:53am #149

    Plastic... do you really want to break tees every 2 holes? Btw.. I have some martini tees... there ok. Kinda to big and clunky. There do able. Not a go to. My dad gave them to me. I like callaways plastic colored tees. I can sometimes use one a whole 18.

  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,357 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Plastic / Synthetic Tees

    Plastic. Because I'm cheap.

    G410 9 Degree - Yonex Red
    G410 3, 5 & 9 Woods - Yonex Blue
    G410 4-5 Hybrids - UST Recoil
    G410 6-UW - Yonex Proprietary Iron Shafts
    Glide 2.0 54SS, 58 WS
    Glide 3.0 54ES, 58ES (Awaiting release) Yonex Proprietary Iron Shafts
    PING Bruzer
    PING Vault 2.0 Craz-E **Backup**
  • ian-500ian-500 Members Posts: 859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sorry, but where's the "either" or "any" button to click on?

    Taylormade Original One 13.5* + Tensei CK Pro Blue 80tx.
    Ping G400 no.2 17* + Oban Kiyoshi White 95x.
    Titleist VG3 Forged '18 4i - PW + Recoil Proto 125 F5.
    Titleist Vokey Forged 50 + Recoil Proto 125 F5.
    Callaway PM19 54/58 + KBS 115s.
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300.

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