FAQ

1. Has anyone had any experience with the TZ? Does it actually work?

2. What TZ height should I order?

3. Why isn’t an adjustable height TZ available?

4. I use tees with tee height markings. Is the TZ a better solution?

5. I use my finger to gauge my tee height. Isn’t that good enough?

6. I use marked tees, but I sometimes have trouble “reading” the marks through the turf. Would the TZ help with this?

7. I occasionally tee my ball lower to keep the ball flight low into a strong headwind. How would the TZ help with this?

8. I tee my ball extremely high and forward in my stance using 3-1/4” tees. Can TZ help me?

 


1. Has anyone had any experience with the TZ? Does it actually work?

Yes, the TZ Tee Height Setter is a proven product. TZs are in use by amateur and professional golfers in North America and around the world, including the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Belgium and New Zealand. The TZ Tee Height Setter dates back to 2006 and has been in constant use for several years in regional markets since the product's patent filing. It was evaluated by the USGA and deemed “Allowable Under the Rules of Golf” on June 5, 2012 (Decision: 2012-384). In 2013, the laser engraved, anodized aluminum version was put into production and taken to the global market.

Click here to read an independent reviewer who started out skeptical, and ended up a believer, stating, "Best of all they work!" and "I was more consistent off the tee using the TZ Tee Height Setter."

 

2. What TZ height should I order?

Optimal tee height is highly individual, but for the majority of golfers, the range of optimal heights is tighter than you might think. To help you with your selection, we offer the following guidance.

The three offered heights were carefully selected through years of actual use, thousands of rounds, and experimentation with a wide range of sizes. Our long-term experience with the product uncovered the fact that the vast majority of golfers using 460cc drivers fall predominantly in the middle at 1-3/4”. This is why 1-3/4” is our “Standard” height. This was not surprising since the most common tee length is 2-3/4”, leaving a 1-3/4” teeing height with a 1” ground penetration to support the tee and ball. The anecdotal “rule” to have ½ of the ball above the crown of the driver at address also supports this standard tee height dimension. We have measured dozens of drivers against this standard, and this dimension holds up against a very large field of equipment.

The second most preferred height is the next higher version at 1-7/8”. If you tend to tee your ball a bit higher, or set up with the ball more forward in your stance, you may prefer the TZ “High Launch.”

The lower height, at 1-5/8”, is better suited to low profile drivers or smaller head drivers (around 380cc-410cc), but there are golfers with standard head drivers who prefer this height as well. If your driver has a low profile or smaller head, or you simply prefer a ball that’s teed “down”, the TZ “Low Bore” may be for you.

If you still aren’t certain, or you would like the option to experiment on your own, you can purchase all three sizes in a TZ Three Pack for under $20, less than the cost of six premium golf balls. Ultimately, your swing will determine your preference.

 

3. Why isn’t an adjustable height TZ available?

Simplicity: The TZ is designed to be simple to use and unobtrusive in the hand and pocket. Its one-piece design achieves this.

Psychology: Golf’s holy grail is consistency. Ultimately, you want to land on a tee height and groove your driver swing to it. Tweaking your tee height throughout a round will kill your groove and play with your head.

(A note from the Inventor: Personally, I carry one Standard TZ and one Hi Launch TZ in my bag. I use the Standard TZ almost exclusively. There are days, however, perhaps one round in ten, when I feel a bit tight. I will tend to pull up slightly through my swing, catching the ball thin on my drives. On those days, I put away my Standard TZ and use the Hi Launch exclusively. It is a conscious decision I stay with for the round. It is an easy, confident fix that, for me, consistently results in more solid drives and a better experience. The next time out, I’m back to my Standard TZ. – Carl Godlove)

Cost: We have worked very hard this year to reduce our production costs. As a result, we have been able to lower the price to you. Now, for less than the price of six premium golf balls, you can order a TZ Three Pack – all three sizes for under $20.

 

4. I use tees with tee height markings. Is the TZ a better solution?

The importance of a consistent, optimal tee height for your driver is undisputed. We believe the TZ is a far better solution than marked tees for achieving this for three specific reasons:

First - The TZ absolutely produces a consistent tee height every time with no guesswork and no re-teeing.

When you’re teed up using the TZ, you know your ball is exactly at the height you’ve grooved. Using a marked tee without a TZ is still a guessing game. You can’t tell if you’ve achieved your desired tee height until after you’ve teed your ball. And then, even if it looks right, grass conditions can cause variability in the tee height from the ground surface.

Second - The TZ is a much more cost-effective solution.

The TZ works with any traditionally shaped tee, so there is no need to pay a premium for marked tees. Your TZ investment can pay for itself within just a few rounds compared to the cost of marked tees.

Third - With the TZ you can use the tee of your choice.

This includes the complimentary tees commonly provided by clubs, and the specialty tees that are not available with markings.

 

5. I use my finger to gauge my tee height. Isn’t that good enough?

If this technique works well for you, by all means keep doing it. If you’ve done this for years with good success, a few things have probably come together for you over time. First, you must have a finger length that is reasonable, even if it isn’t optimal, for your swing. Second, you’ve learned to tee up with your hand in a very consistent position (teeing heights can vary as much as ¼” depending on the hand and finger position using this technique). And third, you have grooved your swing to the height dictated by your finger length. This third condition is critical for this technique. The odds of having the perfect finger length to produce an optimal teeing height are remote. Years of hitting a ball at the same teeing height, however, can compensate for a height that is slightly off.

If you use this technique and are not satisfied with your results off the tee, or have doubts about the default height produced by your finger, you may want to consider trying the TZ.

 

6. I use marked tees, but I sometimes have trouble “reading” the marks through the turf. Would the TZ help with this?

Variable tee box grass heights and turf conditions are two more reasons why the TZ is so effective compared to marked tees. Using tee markings alone, it is impossible to gauge how high the ball is teed from the actual ground surface – the surface in contact with your feet. Using the TZ, you know with certainty that your ball is always in the exact same ground position relative to your feet.The TZ physically stops the penetration of the tee at the ground surface at its height. The muscle memory reference for your swing starts with the contact of your feet with the ground. Like your feet, the TZ’s reference is the ground surface, not the variable grass height.

Click here to read an independent reviewer's experience with this issue of grass heights and how the TZ eliminated this problem. Quoting from his review: "I figured I was doing a good job getting my tee height set up correctly. After putting the TZ Tee Height Setter into play I can say I was wrong. What I found was I was teeing it up higher when the grass was higher. My eyes played tricks on me."

 

7. I occasionally tee my ball lower to keep the ball flight low into a strong headwind. How would the TZ help with this?

One advantage of having an extremely consistent, known tee height is that you can tweak it up or down when necessary, knowing with confidence that you have indeed tweaked it from your normal height. By teeing your ball as usual with your TZ, and then tweaking it down afterward, you absolutely know with confidence that you’ve lowered the ball from your grooved swing, and by how much. The same goes for a tweak upward to catch a tailwind.

 

8. I tee my ball extremely high and forward in my stance using 3-1/4” tees. Can TZ help me?

Currently, we do not offer a TZ height to accommodate those extreme tee heights. We’re certainly not opposed to it if it works for you, but we are focused on trying to help groove an already difficult swing, and those extreme heights are very difficult for most golfers to cultivate into consistency.