If you’re lucky enough to have a local driving range that allows you to hit off real grass, then I envy you. But if you’re like most golfers, it’s likely you’re forced to hit off beaten down mats with flimsy, plastic tees sticking out to hit driver from.
There’s a new product on the market that’s really taking the driving range experience to the next level. The Tee Claw is a revolutionary concept that allows you to ditch the two inch plastic tee sticking up from the hitting mat and use the wooden tee you are more comfortable with; the same wooden tee you use on the actual golf course, no matter what length you like to use.
Using the Tee Claw at the Driving Range
The Founders of Tee Claw, John Black and John Candias, were kind enough to send me a sample of their product to test out. As you can see from the picture above, I received two Tee Claws, six lanyards and two different size tees. (I really received three tees. I missed one in the packaging. When you buy directly from Tee Claw, you get three tees and two lanyards.)
I set out to the local driving range a few miles from the house that I typically frequent. As you can see from the video below, this driving range is fully equipped with the same plastic tees as I was describing above. There’s no way I’d be able to hit a 3-wood or practice hitting tee shots with a long iron with a tee sticking up two inches from the hitting mat.
Setting up the Tee Claw is simple. All you have to do is hook an end of the lanyard to the bottom of the Tee Claw. There’s a little hook on the end. You then take the other end of the lanyard and hook a normal wooden tee through the end and stick it under the hitting mat. You then stretch the lanyard to your hitting area and twist the claws into the hitting mat. Voila! Your Tee Claw is setup. You can then take your normal wooden tee and push it down through the top of the Tee Claw. It’s really that easy!
Final Thoughts on the Tee Claw
This product is really actually awesome. I used the Tee Claw for about 30-minutes and hit driver and 3-wood with it. Here’s my pros and cons of the product:
- Construction seems very durable with strong lanyards
- Left or Right hand golfer friendly
- Reasonably priced @ $14.95
- Hit from a tee height you are comfortable with
- Concerns about the longevity of Tee Claw
There was’t much that disappointed me about the Tee Claw. The one thing I have concerns about is the longevity of each Tee Claw. I used one for about 30-minutes and have used the same one for another 30-minute driver range session. It’s holding up fine for now. But I would be concerned if I was using it day-in-day-out on the driving range.
Other then that, I highly recommend you check out the Tee Claw. I really enjoyed completing this golf product review and I think it would really improve your entire driving range experience.
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