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DIY Tee Tethers?

 hoselpalooza ·  
hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  488WRX Points: 177Posts: 488 Greens
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i've found some plastic tees for driver i like which are virtually indestructible. however, they land within a 5y-10y radius and i keep losing them. i'd much rather reuse the same tee until it breaks.
has anyone here created a tee tether, and if so, how would you recommend making one?
thanks!

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  • cradd10cradd10 Members  1332WRX Points: 164Posts: 1,332 Platinum Tees
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    Wow. Now I’ve heard it all.

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  • Tim SherwoodTim Sherwood Members  425WRX Points: 145Handicap: HighPosts: 425 Greens
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    I tie mine to my left shoe lace. Unless I lose my foot, I know where my tee is at all times.

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    no

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  • toctoc Members  2916WRX Points: 634Posts: 2,916 Titanium Tees
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    There was another thread on this a while back, I was just as flabbergasted then as I am now.

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  • Double DodgerDouble Dodger Members  199WRX Points: 104Posts: 199 Fairways
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    LOL! I hate buying tees myself.

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  • bluedotbluedot Members  3993WRX Points: 636Handicap: 7.5Posts: 3,993 Titanium Tees
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    Years ago, I was playing with an older gentleman who had created just such an item; he had used 6" of string and some duct tape to connect two tees. He'd put one in the ground with the ball on it, and the other out to the right side away from him. A couple of holes into the round, he saw me looking at his creation, held it up proudly, and said, "It never breaks, and you never lose it!" I just nodded...

    Years went by and last year I was playing and found a commercially produced item just like it, except the string was attached thru bored holes in each tee. I can only hope that gentleman that I played with patented his invention and is now filthy rich off the royalties.

    That said, the next time I run out of tees will be the first time, so the idea still seems as nuts to me now as it did then.

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  • KhooBotKhooBot Singapore/Columbia,SCMembers  54WRX Points: 36Handicap: 9Posts: 54 Bunkers
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    I just got a set of teeclaws and they seem like they should work. I haven't taken them out to the range yet but I'll be sure to let you know how it goes.
    If not, I've always imagined that a rubber range mat tee, tied to a slightly elastic string that's anchored firmly into the ground should work too?

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    On -, @bluedot said:

    Years ago, I was playing with an older gentleman who had created just such an item; he had used 6" of string and some duct tape to connect two tees. He'd put one in the ground with the ball on it, and the other out to the right side away from him. A couple of holes into the round, he saw me looking at his creation, held it up proudly, and said, "It never breaks, and you never lose it!" I just nodded...

    Years went by and last year I was playing and found a commercially produced item just like it, except the string was attached thru bored holes in each tee. I can only hope that gentleman that I played with patented his invention and is now filthy rich off the royalties.

    That said, the next time I run out of tees will be the first time, so the idea still seems as nuts to me now as it did then.

    There’s nothing new about this concept. In fact it goes back to the days of when tees were first produced. I would imagine at one point in time, the transition from sand to wooden pegs was an expensive one. From what I have read and seen in old golf photos was a tee tied to a bird’s feather.

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    I have found more tees than I can possibly use in my lifetime. For every tee I lose, I probably find 10. I can't fathom using something to prevent losing a tee. This is laughable.

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  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  488WRX Points: 177Posts: 488 Greens
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    firstly, thank you for the few helpful replies. might try duct tape + string though i'm borderline keen to bore a hole in the tee.

    secondly, we talkin' 'bout practice here.

    for the rest of you classy duffers, lemme guess, you:

    • regularly hit a large bucket of just driver off of mats with rubber tees at your range and use cheap wood tees on the course.
    • give the local boy $2 bills to roll up and stick in the ground for the pro v1's from the pyramid sitting 4 feet from you. if you stripe it, he keeps the $2.
    • are fortunate enough to play at a public course with a grass range and constantly interrupt your range neighbors and beg forgiveness as you hustle down range to collect your tees..
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    TEE CB4 13* 3w, 80g diamana a'hina x
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    mizuno mp5 3-p, c-taper 130g
    mizuno t7 50/55/60, c-taper 130g

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    On -, @hoselpalooza said:

    firstly, thank you for the few helpful replies. might try duct tape + string though i'm borderline keen to bore a hole in the tee.

    secondly, we talkin' 'bout practice here.

    for the rest of you classy duffers, lemme guess, you:

    • are fortunate enough to play at a public course with a grass range and constantly interrupt your range neighbors and beg forgiveness as you hustle down range to collect your tees

    Xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    This is me....partly. I hit balls 3-4 times a week at a grass range. The place is littered with unbroken tees. I usually go home with 5 or 6 more tees than I arrived with. Day after day, month after month, year after year (I’ve been going here for 11 years....) and I bet I have 7,000 tees. And I never interrupt my fellow practicers, but I will wait and retrieve a tee between their shots.

    If I didn’t have such a ready supply of tees I would probably be interested in a tee tether.

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  • BuzzkillBuzzkill Marshals  6621WRX Points: 595Handicap: 3Posts: 6,621 Marshals
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    This is what I use in the winter time!

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  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  488WRX Points: 177Posts: 488 Greens
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    On -, @xyckin said:

    I've always imagined that a rubber range mat tee, tied to a slightly elastic string that's anchored firmly into the ground should work too?

    this is a good idea. i've tried a rubber tee anchored with four 3.25" tees but it flew even further down range than a regular tee. string could be the missing component.

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    callaway big bertha alpha 815 DBD 8*, 70g diamana d+ x
    TEE CB4 13* 3w, 80g diamana a'hina x
    mizuno mmc fli-hi 2i 16.5*, c-taper 130g
    mizuno mp5 3-p, c-taper 130g
    mizuno t7 50/55/60, c-taper 130g

  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  488WRX Points: 177Posts: 488 Greens
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    On -, @TServos said:

    On -, @hoselpalooza said:

    firstly, thank you for the few helpful replies. might try duct tape + string though i'm borderline keen to bore a hole in the tee.

    secondly, we talkin' 'bout practice here.

    for the rest of you classy duffers, lemme guess, you:

    • are fortunate enough to play at a public course with a grass range and constantly interrupt your range neighbors and beg forgiveness as you hustle down range to collect your tees

    Xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    This is me....partly. I hit balls 3-4 times a week at a grass range. The place is littered with unbroken tees. I usually go home with 5 or 6 more tees than I arrived with. Day after day, month after month, year after year (I’ve been going here for 11 years....) and I bet I have 7,000 tees. And I never interrupt my fellow practicers, but I will wait and retrieve a tee between their shots.

    If I didn’t have such a ready supply of tees I would probably be interested in a tee tether.

    yeah, i basically never use new tees for irons/3-wood shots since broken tees work just fine and are in abundance. however, i don't find many pristine 3.25"-4" tees for driver laying around.

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    TEE CB4 13* 3w, 80g diamana a'hina x
    mizuno mmc fli-hi 2i 16.5*, c-taper 130g
    mizuno mp5 3-p, c-taper 130g
    mizuno t7 50/55/60, c-taper 130g

  • DiscoDinerDiscoDiner Members  144WRX Points: 37Handicap: 6Posts: 144 Fairways
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    On -, @Buzzkill said:

    This is what I use in the winter time!

    Seriously? I’ve never seen anything like this...

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    On -, @DiscoDiner said:

    On -, @Buzzkill said:

    This is what I use in the winter time!

    Seriously? I’ve never seen anything like this...

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  • bobmcbobsonbobmcbobson Members  15WRX Points: 43Posts: 15 Bunkers
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    Several years ago I played with a woman who had her wedge tee tied via fishing line to a small stuffed animal. The line was probably about a foot in length, so when she put her tee in the ground she just tossed the stuffy off to the side. When the tee would fly off from her swing it would only travel a short distance because of the weight of the stuffy and it was obviously easy to track. I thought it was both hilarious and ingenious.

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  • cmagnussoncmagnusson Members  584WRX Points: 190Handicap: 14Posts: 584 Golden Tee
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    A few feet of fishing line wrapped around an old divot fixer is what you're looking for.

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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14099WRX Points: 2,923Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,099 Titanium Tees
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    Well I hate searching for my martini tee's at the range
    one tee will last me the whole season if I don't lose it. Whereas, my long wooden tees would pretty much snap on every drive
    Our group spends more time looking for our Martini tee's during the round than balls, plus guys that drink love them in the morning

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    On -, @Buzzkill said:

    On -, @DiscoDiner said:

    On -, @Buzzkill said:

    This is what I use in the winter time!

    Seriously? I’ve never seen anything like this...

    Brilliant. Where'd you find those? I'm hammering in tees in the winter....

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    On -, @Buzzkill said:

    On -, @DiscoDiner said:

    On -, @Buzzkill said:

    This is what I use in the winter time!

    Seriously? I’ve never seen anything like this...

    Wow, that’s wild! What a unique solution to a problem I didn’t know I had. :)

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  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  488WRX Points: 177Posts: 488 Greens
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    On -, @Buzzkill said:

    On -, @DiscoDiner said:

    On -, @Buzzkill said:

    This is what I use in the winter time!

    Seriously? I’ve never seen anything like this...

    brilliant! what's the story with these?

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    On -, @gripandrip -- ha! didn't notice your comment until after i quoted the image. great minds.
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  • nicelifenicelife Members  133WRX Points: 94Posts: 133 Fairways
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    Tie two tees together with string like a tin can telephone. I'm sure everyone will celebrate your invention nad not laugh when you're putting two tees in the ground.

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    On -, @gripandrip said:

    On -, @Buzzkill said:

    On -, @DiscoDiner said:

    On -, @Buzzkill said:

    This is what I use in the winter time!

    Seriously? I’ve never seen anything like this...

    Brilliant. Where'd you find those? I'm hammering in tees in the winter....

    Vorcool rubber winter tees. I haven’t tried them.

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    On -, @Buzzkill said:

    On -, @DiscoDiner said:

    On -, @Buzzkill said:

    This is what I use in the winter time!

    Seriously? I’ve never seen anything like this...

    Just, WOW!! Some swag right there!

    Amazing tees and an amazing photo..

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    On -, @Buzzkill , thanks again for sharing your solution.

    for anyone who's keen to check these out, here's a link: https://www.amazon.com/VORCOOL-Rubber-Winter-Different-Heights/dp/B018VG5ESW

    i imagine the frugal-minded could just as easily cut down some plastic water or soda bottles.

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    callaway big bertha alpha 815 DBD 8*, 70g diamana d+ x
    TEE CB4 13* 3w, 80g diamana a'hina x
    mizuno mmc fli-hi 2i 16.5*, c-taper 130g
    mizuno mp5 3-p, c-taper 130g
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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members  6360WRX Points: 1,787Handicap: 3Posts: 6,360 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Buzzkill said:

    On -, @DiscoDiner said:

    On -, @Buzzkill said:

    This is what I use in the winter time!

    Seriously? I’ve never seen anything like this...

    Old guy at my club used to use these all the time, spring, summer, autumn and winter. I can only imagine the devastation if some how he was able to actual lose these.

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    A long time ago tees weren't mass-produced like they are compared to today's standards, so they had a bit more value than they do now to most people. I believe they used to tie tassels to them just to help them find them after hitting the ball. Something that might be kind of cool is use some fly fishing lures or something nowadays.

    This EAL YouTube shows you the tassel tee at about 9:12 in.

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