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Very long golf tee

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Ah golf. How many ways might one improve on the game? The mind boggles.

I here assert there is no upper limit on the length of a regulation golf tee; very long tees are not used because they would require the golfers to wear platform shoes or themselves stand on tees. This is a problem imposed because of the design of golf clubs, requiring them to be swung down.

With the very long golf tee (perhaps 5 feet high) comes a new club; very clublike, made of wood or aluminum and robust. This club is very much like a baseball bat. It is used similarly, to hit the ball off of the tee.

I here assert that the mechanical advantages of this type of swing will permit longer drives, more winning, endless argument about rules, and a general revivification of the sport.

bungston, May 18 2011

We're going to need some new rules... http://golf.about.c...olf/g/rules_tee.htm
A limit of 4 inches (101.6mm) [normzone, May 18 2011]

You're going to need more than that. Lumberjack_20Tee
[MaxwellBuchanan, May 18 2011]

T-Ball http://www.teeballu...g/What_is_TBall.asp
Sorry, [bungston], but this Idea is widely known to exist, in the Baseball category. [Vernon, May 18 2011]


       I hearby assert the very opposite. The entire purpose of the longer club is to gain mechanical advantage.
MechE, May 18 2011

       Call that a Very Long tee? Pah.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 18 2011

       Yes, I am thinking an 11 foot tall tee, for use with a normal golf club, overhand.
pocmloc, May 18 2011

       [Poc] That could work, although the club would have to be inverted so the head sloped away from the shaft instead of towards it.
MechE, May 18 2011

       I like the overhand golfing very much. Better than a bat!
bungston, May 18 2011

       Taken to the ultimate conclusion, thirty-foot tees of a spring material would constitute trebuchet analogs, and no club would be required (link).
normzone, May 18 2011

       //must not be longer than 4 inches// So make it hover. Or perhaps more practically, insert the 4 inch tee into an 11 foot tee-holder.
pocmloc, May 18 2011

       //Taken to the ultimate conclusion, thirty-foot tees of a spring material//   

       Call that an ultimate conculsion? I refer to you to the linked idea by a friend and all-round good-egg.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 18 2011

       It could be 4 inches long and 5 feet wide, and you'd just turn it on its side.
ytk, May 19 2011

       Yes, Officer, I'm sorry for speeding. Here's a complimentary tee, to rest your balls on when you're driving.
infidel, May 19 2011

       [Maxwell], you can rebuff me anytime, and I'll sign up for another buffing.
normzone, May 20 2011


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