Golf Tee, Plastic or Wood

Golf Tee, Plastic or Wood

Finding the right tee to use can be a difficult thing to do so here’s a little comparison on some tees that I have come across.  As some of you may know you really can’t hit your driver off of the ground very well.  That’s why you need a golf tee in your pocket or golf bag which will help to elevate the golf ball off the ground to get a better shot and loft that you are looking for with your driver.  There are tons of different golf tees on the market and I would like to offer out some advice for you on how golf tees work and what the benefits of wood or plastic tees.

Plastic Golf Tee

Now with the plastic golf tee, you’re going to get a tee that will last for many shots off the tee.  Plastic golf tees will be able to withstand the brutal shots on them and keep coming back for more.  However, I have used them and found that they can make your golf shot less crisp if you hit the tee instead of the ball.  A wooden golf tee would help with that issue by breaking into a couple of pieces.   The nice thing about a plastic tee is they last a long time.

Golf Tee,  Plastic or Wood

One disadvantage to the plastic tee is to the environment.  Now I’m not a big pusher on this issue but it one of the things I agree with when I’m golfing.  I tend to try and take the time to clean up the tee box area as it only takes a few minutes and that’s how I would like it when I walk up to the tee.   With plastic tees, they will never go away in my lifetime and that’s one of the reasons I don’t use them anymore.

I did like using them and I mainly used them when I was first starting out golfing as I thought it was a waste of time and money breaking those wooden tees all the time.   As I got better with my tee shots and using them with woods and wedges off the tee I found plastic tees sometimes just got in the way or hindered my swing.  If you are starting out golfing I would recommend plastic tees just because you can buy a five-pack of tees and make it through a round or two having not to worry about using every last tee you purchased.

As for me I really would rather golf with a wooden tee.  Plastic tees do come in some really cool sizes and shapes and color options for sure.  You can find that golf tees come in many sizes and you might have to try out the longest tees first just to find out if you need the ball to be higher or lower with your shots.  Once you have tried them for a few rounds you might be able to get shorter tees and if not just push them farther into the ground.

Wood Golf Tee

Now as you just read the wood golf tee also comes in many different sizes for you to pick from.  With the height concern sometimes it’s best to just get the longer tee and worry about having enough height once you are more experienced golfing.  The nice part that I have found about the golf tee being wooden is that they seem to break away and not hinder my golf shots off the tee.

Golf Tee,  Plastic or Wood

Another great thing about wooden tees is they will eventually disappear into the ground over time.  As with plastic tees though I still like to pick them up and keep the course as clean as possible for the next group that comes through.  Now using wooden golf tees once you are a little more practiced in your golf game can mean going through a minimum of 18 tees one per hole.  The nice thing is wooden golf tees are pretty inexpensive and you can buy them in big enough bags to help last a couple of golf rounds.

Just like some golf ball companies you can even customize your golf tee.  You can put your business logo on them and hand them out with those custom golf balls that you had made for the same benefit.  Now some people may think why when they just break or you lose them anyway.   It’s still one of the fun things you get to do as a golfer to add some laughs with your friends out on the golf course.

Which One

Ok so really which one is better or worse as far as they tee is concerned.  Neither is the best it’s a personal decision on which tee you pick.  I wanted to give you guys just some words of experience on what I have found with golf tees and the best size and uses.  But again going out onto the golf course and trying to find out which is the best size for you is what I would recommend for you.

Golf Tee,  Plastic or Wood

You, in the end, have to choose which one works better for you as a golfer so go over to the Worldwide Golf Shops link that is on this page and check out your options.  Good luck in your golf round starting with a great golf ball and tee is just the beginning.  With a good ball and tee, you have a start next look into some beginner golf clubs and your all set.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please leave them here and I will gladly respond and help you out in any way that I can.

Thank you

Douglas

See how golf tees are made just below pretty cool.

8 thoughts on “Golf Tee, Plastic or Wood”

  1. Hey how long have you been playing golf?  Loving the contents there, very informative and nice set up. I wonder how long does it take to learn to play golf? Do you need any special skills to be a golf player? It looks easy to play golf but I’m sure there are skills for that. Think about the professional golf player, I’m sure they practice a lot to gain those skills to be good. I hope you get some more people buying your golf stuff. 

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    • I have been golfing for 20 years on and off but mostly a weekend warrior now as I have two kids and run them around everywhere.  As far as learning how to golf it can take several years to learn how to golf if you don’t try to get out a couple times a month.  Some people that are really skilled in sports can pick it up a little easier but it is a game of patients.  I know for sure that the professionals on the PGA tour or even the LPGA tour practice golf everyday.  Can always improve your golf game.  Thank you for checking out the golf tees and go pick up a set so it pushes you to go learn soon.  Thank you

      Douglas

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  2. I remember the wooden tees from when my stepdad used to take me out to the course with him, as a child. Never knew there were plastic ones, but I guess it makes sense seeing as how everything these days is made from some kind of plastic. I was just thinking about your other post about golf gifts and this gives me yet another great idea for my golfing friends! Customized golf tees and balls with their business logos. I wouldn’t have thought of this had I not come across this post. Awesome!

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    • I am glad to see you took the time to check out other posts on the site to get some ideas for gifts.  It is amazing how technology has changed golf equipment over the years.  I mean golf clubs used to be wood.  Customizing anything for a friend who golfs will be an awesome gift for anyone for sure.  I hope you find all your friends the best gifts here and good luck on the course.  Thank you

      Douglas

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  3. I always thought it was easier to hit off the tees with bristles. They hold the ball up higher. Maybe it’s just me and my preference, but it also seemed like those tees were more stable. In terms of choosing between plastic and wood, I do like the idea of plastic saving the environment and not seeing so many broken wooden tees every time you step on the tee box. 

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    • I personally like a wooden tee as it doesn’t seem to affect the golf shot on the tee.  I have never tried a bristle tee so wouldn’t know how they work but sounds like a cool idea.  I will look into them in the future.  Saving the environment is one thing that all people should try to do not just golfers.  Good luck out on the course and thank you

      Douglas

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  4. i love your review on the type of golf tees. i would say my pick would be the plastic tee. this is because one thing about a plastic tee is they last a long time. Plastic golf tees will be able to withstand the brutal shots on them and keep coming back for more. so i would pick them over the wooden tee. i appreciate your effort into putting this together

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    • Thank you for the comment and I think the plastic tees work great but I do like wooden tees better still and make sure I pick them up after each shot.  I have used plastic tees and the work and can bend with the tee shot and come back so it’s a great option for a golfer.  I think it is a personal preference to each golfer that’s why I wanted to talk about each style. Thank you for stopping and good luck to you out on the golf course.

      Douglas

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