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I saw a few ads for the FlightPath golf tees and saw a few short PGA Show reviews and decided to buy a few of them. I had some mixed results this weekend and it will require further testing. I put the tee in play for 5 holes and in 2 of them the ball cam out in the direction of the arrow at the front of the tee. The other 3 times the tee spun and my ball spun in the direction the tee ended up facing possibly due to bad contact or because I play a mini driver and they may be designed for a full size driver head. 

 

Just wondering if anyone else has tried these and what has your experience been?

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Driver:  default_taylormade-small.jpg Original One Mini Driver 11.5° (Diamana F 64g S-Flex)

3-Wood: default_taylormade-small.jpg RBZ 2 Tour 14.5°

3-Iron:  :nike-small: Forged Pro Combo (2006) 

4-PW, SW: default_callaway-small.jpgSteelhead XR 16

54° & 58°:default_titelist-small.jpg Vokey Wedges

Putter:   Image result for yes putter logo Callie

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I tried one because I found one. Did not see any different from normal. My misses were the same and my bombs were the same. 

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Driver: :callaway-small: Rogue Sub Zero 9* stiff

Wood: :adams-small: Tight Lies TI 3 wood stiff

Hybrid: :callaway-small: XR 3 19 deg stiff

Irons: :mizuno-small:  JPX 900 Tour std loft/lie

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 52,56,60

Putter: :odyssey-small: #7 Red

Ball: :srixon-small: Q-Star

12.9 Handicap

Comox Valley, B.C. 🇨🇦

 

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Tour pros use standard tees and considering how much the pros are willing to tinker in hopes of discovering any advantage, I'll trust that they're correct on this one. Besides, if you're hitting up on the ball like most would want to with a driver, then I'm not sure what a millimeter or two of "lip" would do to disrupt the natural flight of the golf ball which is up and forward.

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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Aldila RIP Alpha 60 S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Bridgestone J40 CB (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT Premier 4 34"
Ball: Snell MTB-X
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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@TR1PTIK I just looked up tee regulations and these tee's would not be conforming. I did notice that a few long drive competitors use them, so maybe there is a smidgen of truth to their marketing... just like everyone else. 

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Driver:  default_taylormade-small.jpg Original One Mini Driver 11.5° (Diamana F 64g S-Flex)

3-Wood: default_taylormade-small.jpg RBZ 2 Tour 14.5°

3-Iron:  :nike-small: Forged Pro Combo (2006) 

4-PW, SW: default_callaway-small.jpgSteelhead XR 16

54° & 58°:default_titelist-small.jpg Vokey Wedges

Putter:   Image result for yes putter logo Callie

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@SimonBazas We clearly need a "Most Wanted Tee" test.

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:callaway-small:    Rogue 10.5° - Aldila Synergy 50 Stiff

:callaway-small:    Rogue 17° 4 wood - Aldila Synergy 60 Stiff

:ping-small:   G25 20° Hybrid - TFC 189 R-Flex

:mizuno-small:    JPX 900 Hot Metal 5-PW - KBS Tour C-Taper Lite Steel

:cleveland-small:    RTX-4 50°, 54°, 58° - 9° Bounce - Dynamic Gold S400

:taylormade-small:   TP Z Milled 56° SW - 12° Bounce - KBS Wedge Flex

:taylormade-small:   TP Black Copper Collection Ardmore 3 - Super Stroke Pistol GT Tour 1.0 Putter Grip - Jumbo

:titelist-small:  TOUR SOFT or Pro V1X

GARMIN - APPROACH S60 GPS WATCH

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Loved it til I lost it.  I found a flightpath tee while I was golfing with a friend.  It looked odd and I had to angle it backwards a bit when pushing it into the ground to get the ball to stay on the tee.  It fell off when the tee was standing straight up. I usually use an unbreakable martini tee, so the set up looked real different.  Then I hit my first drive off the flightpath tee.  It traveled noticeably farther than my normal drives. This continued to be the case as I and my friend marveled at the flight.  When you look up these tees, they say they are “approved”, but I don’t believe they are legal for tournament play as they do indicate the direction in which you are hitting. Love them, but probably going to pass on purchasing them as I think I might get DQ’d for use during competition.  

WITB: Callaway X24 Hot Irons 4-PW, Callaway S2H2 60 wedge, Callaway FT-I Driver (The Biscuit), PING G25 3 & 5 Woods, Bettinardi Center Shaft putter.  Play Titleist ProV1 & ProV1x, Callaway Chrome Soft, various Bridgestones balls.

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If you want to hit the ball further, use 4" regular tees (the max allowable height). This will allow you to increase your angle of attack which should reduce spin and is the single biggest setup change you can make to hit driver farther. 

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:cobra-small: Baffler 2H/4H

:ping-small: G700 4i, G410 6-UW, Glide 2.0 54, 60*

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On 6/28/2021 at 4:50 PM, JoeCoolGolf said:

but I don’t believe they are legal for tournament play as they do indicate the direction in which you are hitting

I'd be interested in seeing the USGA or R&A reaction to this.  Once your ball is on the tee, you won't see the tee, so they might not be considered to indicate direction.  It would be like putting an arrow on the inside cup of a regular tee.  Its interesting to see the claim that the conform to the rules of golf, which prohibit a tee that unduly influences the movement of the ball.  My best guess is that the ARE legal because the do NOT do anything any other tee does, other than separate the golfer from a bit more of his money.  Holy F, $19.99 for a 1-pack!

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:titelist-small: Irons Titleist AP2 714, KBS Tour S, 3 flat

:callaway-small: Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

:vokey-small: 52, 56, and 60 wedges

:ping-small: B60 G5i putter

Right handed

Reston, Virginia

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Marketing gimmick 

Long Drive guys use them because they’ll take any sponsorship money they can get 

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On 8/13/2020 at 3:08 PM, BLW15 said:

@SimonBazas We clearly need a "Most Wanted Tee" test.

https://mygolfspy.com/2020-golf-tee-

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  • FlightPath’s billing as “The Unbreakable Golf Tee” is simply not true. Four broke over the course of this test – that’s more than the other wood alternatives.

 

 

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