All of you golf course and practice facility managers pay close attention. The product in this video is a no-brainer. The Power Tee is a great idea for the schlub hacking away at the range, for the dedicated scratch-golfer keeping her edge, and for the bottom line of your facility.
In the traditional practice environment, golfers must interrupt their swing after every practice shot. They are forced to come out of their stance, reach down into a bucket, grab a ball, and balance it on a tee, and straighten back up (if they still can after the 88th ball). Then, if they are still aimed correctly and haven’t blown out a disc, if they duplicate the right stance and spine angle, and if they get the tee into the mat at the same height as the shot before it, they have chance at duplicating their last perfect hit. There is a better way.
The Power Tee is a fully automatic system that feeds the golfer the ball at his desired tee height time after time. The golfer is free to concentrate on his stance, grip, mechanics and rhythm without breaking routine to reload. Obvious benefits from this type of repetition include an enhanced feel for the swing, a grooved in tempo, and the ability to isolate improper swing mechanics. I, for one, would love to practice using this technology.
The Power Tee was developed in England, and a quick look at the interactive map on their website http://www.powertee.co.uk/content/power_tee_ranges.asp shows just how successful and popular this automatic teeing system is. In our video, PGA Pro Todd Kolb learns that the sixteen year-old Power Tee system is on more than half of the practice ranges in England. Golf professionals also benefit from the Power Tee technology.
First, instructors can help their students work on their golf without interruption. They can stand alongside or behind their student and talk them through the process. If you watch the Haney Project, you will see him setting up row after row of golf balls, so his students can work without replacing the ball. That is old school. The Power Tee is new school. The second benefit for clubs and ranges is profit. This technology doesn’t exhaust the golfer through bending over and over. He can stay on the range longer. More golf balls hit means more money for the club or range. Win-win-win, the Power Tee seems to be a great innovation for players, teaching pros and practice facilities. I hope to see one near my home soon.