Tee Golf: but what is the Tee?

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In the Tee Golf logo, as we can see, the “T” symbolizes the Tee, that is the wooden nail with the concave head that serves to support the golf ball during the first shot of each hole.

In this article we discover the story of the Tee together.

The term “tee” in golf (or ‘teaz’) has similarities to the Dutch word ‘tuitje’ pronounced ‘tytee’ and means “small conical shape”, referring to small stacks of sand or snow that would have been used for the blow at sign. It seems the most probable origin of the term.

Normally in the game of golf is used the Tee only for the first shot for each hole but there may be variations depending on the rules of the game of the moment and can even change depending on the climatic variations, while some people for example never use it for all the game.

The material in which the Tee are usually made is wood or plastic, but there are various types of Tee produced in different materials also in ecological version to respect the environment.

The length of the Tee is normally about 5 cm, the important thing is that by rule does not exceed 10 cm in length and should not in any way indicate the line of play or influence in any way the movement or the trajectory of the ball .

This current type of Tee was the last change made in the general regulation of the Golf.

Before the Tee were used small piles of sand that were supplied in boxes, the first used Tee was flat, leaned on the ground and had a raised part to support the ball.

Subsequently there were other Tee patents modified in the shape but they did not manage to catch on among the players. Only in 1920, thanks to a great marketing effort and with the paid help of two famous players who used the current Tee, took off the Tee patent that is still used, possibly modified and improved over the years, particularly in the materials used, but its shape and use have remained rough.

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