Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Do You Golf With The Brush-T?

I'm sure you've seen or at least read about the Brush-T (r) that's used as a golf tee. You know the one with brush bristles that's used to hold the golf ball up like a golf tee does.

The manufacturer Brush-T claims that the flexibility of the bristles allows the golf ball to be struck with a minimum of resistance, which in turn, is said to increase distance and minimize deflection and shot dispersion. They also state that it allows the golf ball to be supported by mostly air, which in causes more kinetic energy to be transferred to the golf ball, allowing it to fly longer and straighter.

The other side benefit is that it provides a consistent tee height every time and is durable enough to be used numerous times. The Brush-T comes in 2", 2.2", 2.4", and 3 1/8" sizes.

When it comes to golf gadgets like this I just have a hard time believing it provides any value to a golfer. The golf articles and advertisements I've read never state how much longer and straighter the ball flies. What if the golf ball only goes an 1" farther and 1/2" straighter?

Have you ever used the Brush-T during a round of golf? If so I'd like to hear what you have to say.

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Golf School Nut said...

I'd have to agree with you on golf gadgets like this. You have to think they're in it to exploit the naive golfer.

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Anonymous said...

There is indeed some merit in the principle, but it's so slight that it's useless for the ordinary golfer - who has bigger problems than any tee improvement will fix. Most golfers can happily save their money and stick with cheaper tees.

Incidentally, the Brush Tee was invented by John Godsiff in Cape Town, South Africa. Brush-T did NOT invent it as they claim.

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