Evolve Golf’s Sustainable Golf Tees Are Mower Friendly

Mower Tests Prove Evolve’s Tees Are Better for Golf Courses

News Summary

• Evolve Golf’s sustainable golf tees are made entirely from recycled and renewable materials.
• Evolve Golf’s sustainable golf tees last longer than wood tees and do not harm mowers.
• Mower tests were conducted at Diamond Creek in Banner Elk, NC.
• A static test compared the shear force required to cut through golf tees.  Equal quantities, lengths, and shaft diameters of wood tees and Evolve Golf’s sustainable tees were compared.  A torque wrench was fitted to a sharpened and calibrated triplex reel. The golf tees were cut through at different locations on the blades and the shear force was recorded each time.
• 30% more force is required to cut through a wood tee compared to Evolve Golf’s sustainable golf tees.
• A dynamic test compared the impact of mowing over golf tee litter. Equal quantities, lengths, and shaft diameters of wood tees and Evolve Golf’s sustainable tees were evenly disbursed in front of the left and right reels of a sharpened and calibrated triplex mower.  Repeated passes (6) were made to clear the area of tee litter.  The bed knives were inspected at the conclusion of the test, neither side deviated from the initial calibration.
• Evolve Golf’s sustainable golf tees will not impact the mower reels during mowing operations.

Quotes

Attributed to: John Lavelle, Superintendent, Diamond Creek

“The switch to long tees increased the amount of tee litter on the course. Since switching over to Evolve’s tees there’s been a noticeable reduction in tee litter.  It’s rare that we see a broken tee anymore, if we do it’s a wood tee.”

Attributed to: John McNeely, General Manager, Diamond Creek

“This is a traditional golf tee that performs better, lasts longer, costs the same, and saves trees.  We shouldn’t look back twenty years from now and say we could have done this sooner. I don’t know why you wouldn’t switch.”

About Evolve Golf

Evolve Golf is the leading manufacturer of sustainable performance golf tees, including the Epoch™, The #1 Performance Golf Tee on Tour™. Evolve Golf products are available at golf clubs and retailers worldwide. For more information about Evolve Golf and our products please visit our website.

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