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Brush-T 3 Wood Tee
Member Name: l500589
Brush-T 3 Wood Tee
Date: 22/09/11, updated on 13/11/12 (111 review reads)
Advantages: Less resistance
Disadvantages: Take a little bit of getting used to
I really enjoy a game of golf with my friends when the weather is decent, and when I occasionally find myself with a spare 4-5 hours to play a full round. My game is not the best, but I am gradually improving, and just last weekend I hit my best round to date.
There is such a vast array of different golfing equipment on the market today, some of which can be very expensive indeed, but most of it is there to help improve your game in some way or another - no matter how minor it may seem at first.
Golf tees are one of the accessories that most players tend to keep a good selection of in their golf bags. There are all different types, from small to oversized, different textures, colours, and usually they tend to be made from either plastic or wood with a cup shape at the top of them to hold the ball in place. The general aim of a golf tee is that it will be positioned into the ground and a golf ball will then sit on top of it, therefore elevating the golf ball into the air, and allowing the full face of the golf club to make a good contact with the ball.
My latest (and favourite to date) golf tee is one which my brother gave to me, a few months back. It is called a Brush - T3 wood tee and to look at it is just like the picture at the top of this review. My brother had purchased a pack of 3 of these tees and really had not got used to the feel of them, and so decided he would stop using them, and so I gratefully took them off his hands!
As mentioned above the idea of the tee is to elevate the golf ball off the ground especially when using a large faced club such as a driver. The idea behind these T3 Brush tees is that they allow the ball to sit on a fine bristled brush, as opposed to a solid wooden or plastic cup on basic tees. This makes the ball feel as though it is floating in the air, as it offers no resistance when struck by the club. Usually when striking a golf ball off a plastic or wooden tee, there is a resistance or interference between the cup of the tee, and the ball, and this in theory can distort the direction and flight of the ball somewhat.
The Brush T3 tees hold the ball up by a combination of fine bristles which still provide raised support for the ball, but help the contact between the ball and the tee to be more flexible and less noticeable. The makers of these tees claim that this reduction in resistance can achieve straighter and longer drives (up to 7 yards longer according to their independant testing).
~~~~~ My Findings when using the T3 Brush tee ~~~~~
At first I could totally understand what my brother had said to me when he first gave me the tees, as there was quite an unusual feel to these tees as the driver strikes the ball. There is definately a feeling of less resistance, and at first I was really unsure as to whether I had actually made a proper contact with the ball or not. This is something that I soon became used to though - probably because I have not had a lot of experience at the game, and so I was not too accustomed to the feel of a traditional tee.
I have not noticed any change in length of my driving, but I do feel as though I am making a better contact with the ball when I use the T3 brush tee, which seems to be slightly improving the direction that me shots are going in. Another plus is that one of these tees will last a long time, as they stay in the original position in the ground after the shot, and do snap like a wooden tee or distort in shape like a plastic tee does (assuming you manage to find it after it has flown off in some direction or another).
Cost wise my brother paid £3 for 3 of these tees, which is a lot more than the traditional plastic or wooden cup style tees, but I have now used the same original Brush T3 tee that my brother gave to me for 3 consecutive rounds, meaning that there is definately some value in there if they do always last that long!
Overall I really like the feel of these tees, and I think I would find it difficult to go back to a 'normal' tee now!
A thumbs up from me!
Thanks for reading
© L500589 2011
Summary: They work well for me!