Senior Golfers Beginner’s Equipment Guide: Top Tees for Golfers Over 50

If you are at the very start of a hole and try to hit a ball off of the grass with a driver it is unlikely that you will be able to hit the ball very far. Drivers and woods are designed to hit the ball in the middle of the face of the club in order to hit the ball a long distance. For this reason alone, tees are an essential tool to have in any golf bag. There are all sorts of tees available in the marketplace and it definitely can be hard to find something that is of a good quality.

Best Tees for Senior Golfers

If you’re not sure just how important tees are and the various options that you have available to you, then skip below to learn more about them. If you’re ready for recommendations, here are some of our favorite tee designs:

Greenkeepers 4 Yards More Reduced Friction Golf Tee Review

Greenkeepers 4 Yards More Reduced Friction Golf TeeIf you are interested in picking up a pack of tees with a variety of sizes, you are likely going to love this pack. At the checkout you can choose to buy one size of tee or a multi-pack to suit all your golfing needs. The design comes in all of the regular size options and the tee is a pronged design, which is capable of being able to keep your ball nice and stable even if the conditions aren’t necessarily the best.

Pros:

  • The design has a pretty low price tag on it, depending on the package that you pick up
  • The tees help to reduce friction and spin resulting in you being able to hit the ball a further distance
  • There is a crown on the tee, which will help you with consistent tee depth
  • The tee has a manufacturer’s money back guarantee, which is pretty good considering you are going to be hitting these with a club
  • The design works for irons, hybrids, woods and drivers
  • The design has six prongs, which offers your ball optimal support and reduced resistance when you actually hit the ball
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Cons:

  • The design isn’t environmentally friendly due to its plastic design
  • Some of your impact will be absorbed by the tee when you swing

Verdict:

If you are looking to save some money on golf tees by buying something that is of a plastic design, you may definitely be interested in one of these tee packs. You can pick up these tees in any size that you could possibly need out on the course, which is ideal in terms of convenience. These tees are designed to last for up to a hundred drives before breaking, which is hard to beat for the low price tag. These pronged tees are definitely something that you might want to consider if you are ever getting short on tees.

Brush-t 3 Pack – Driver (2.2 inch) Tees Review

Brush-t 3 Pack - Driver (2.2 inch)If you want to get some tees for the purpose of driving balls, you may want to consider picking up one of these packs. With your purchase of one of these packs of tees, you get three plastic, brush tees. The designs allows for you to have consistent height on your tee when driving, which is ideal for practicing purposes and when you are out on the course. The tees are tested by the manufacturer and they are an ideal solution if you want to save some money by buying plastic tees to drive with over the long term.

Pros:

  • These tees come in packs of three, which means that you aren’t going to need a replacement for quite some time
  • Measurements for the tee are given and the tee sits at 2.2 inches off of the ground
  • The tee is designed for lower trajectory shots, which is ideal if you want to be able to hit the ball a long distance
  • The design has a cheap price tag, which certainly makes this pack more appealing
  • The brush design is easily capable of supporting your ball and you will hardly have to worry about balance or the wind knocking your ball off of the tee
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Cons:

  • The design isn’t the best for the environment, which some people may not like
  • The tees in this pack cannot really be pushed further into the ground and therefore only really work well with a driver or a wood

Verdict:

As long as you are looking to pick up tees for the purpose of hitting the ball with a driver or a wood, you are going to be pleased with one of these packs. This low budget pack of brush tees offers consistent driving height and a sturdy stand for your ball. With three of these tees in one package, you are not going to have to buy new tees anytime soon if you decide to grab one of these. A great set of tees so long as you are looking to pick tees up for the purpose of driving and not for iron use.

–> View more tees in our guide on the best golf tees for beginners

What To Consider

To help you out, we have come up with a list of the most common types of tees and how they can have an impact on your golf game.

The Traditional Wooden Tee:

If you ask most people on the street what a golf tee looks like, they will likely tell you about this type of tee. Generally, the traditional tee is white in color (could be any color, however) and consists of a long straight spike. The top of a traditional wooden tee has an indent on the top of it where your golf ball sits on the top. The main reason that a lot of people use this type of tee is because it is cheap to buy and it snaps on a hard impact, which allows most of your momentum to end up pushing the ball further rather than being absorbed into the tee.

The Plastic Tee:

This type of tee can be used time after time so long as you remember to pick it up at the tee off. Generally, these tees are more expensive than that of traditional wooden tees, but they are designed to last you for an extremely long length of time, especially when they come in packs. It is very hard to break a plastic tee and you may find that you rarely have to get new tees if you decide to pick this kind up. However, you may want to consider that you do sacrifice some swinging momentum compared to that of a wooden tee, which is designed to break at impact in order to provide maximum distance. Wooden tees will definitely cost you more money over the long term so long as you aren’t losing plastic tees on a consistent basis, but it is important to remember that you do lose some performance if you decide to purchase a plastic tee instead and save some money.

Pronged Tees:

This type of tee excels at being able to hold a ball properly. Generally, you will find that this type of tee is made out of wood or plastic. If it is a windy day or the tee off looks in rough condition, you may want to consider using this type of tee as the ball will be more supported and it will be much less likely to fall off of the tee after you setup your shot. Generally, this type of tee is a little bit more expensive than that of a traditional tee, but there are exceptions at times because it is a pretty popular design.

The Brush Tee:

This type of tee is one that you might come across during your search. This type of tee is meant specifically for use with drivers and woods. The tee has a spike that you stick into the ground and instead of prongs or an indent in the top of the unit, you will find a brush circle that you can set your ball on. The nice thing about this type of tee is that it will last you for a long time thanks to its plastic design and you will also find that the tee doesn’t absorb much of your swing as a result of most of the impact hitting the brush section of the tee. The only downfall to this type of tee is that they are often fairly expensive so if you lose tees regularly, then the cost of these tees over time can be much more than that of traditional tees or even pronged tee designs.

What length of tee should I pick up?

Generally speaking you are going to find one of four different lengths of tees on the market. Each size of tee is meant to be able to be used for a specific purpose to be able to give you the optimum opportunity for a good shot. The tee sizes include: 4 inches, 3 and a ¼ inches, 2 and ¾ inches as well as 2 and 1/8 inches. For irons and hybrid clubs it is recommended that you use 2 and 1/8 inch tees as well as 2 and ¾ inch tees. For smaller drivers it is recommended that you use 3 and ¼ inch tees and 4 inch tees for larger drivers. Remember that you can never go wrong with buying too large of a golf tee as you can always stick the tee further into the ground so that it is sitting at an appropriate height for your shot.

 

Adam Jenkins
 

I’m certainly no expert on the game of golf, but I am someone who knows what it’s like to start out completely overwhelmed. From one beginner to the next, here's to a better golf game!

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