Golf News for Thursday, May 19, 2005 | Equipment

Zero Friction golf tee demonstrates that it's no fluke at Wachovia Championship

ITASCA, IL. -- In its second week of use by professionals on the PGA Tour, Excel Golf Tee's revolutionary Zero Friction Golf Tee showed that it's definitely not a one-time wonder.

At the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the Zero Friction tee was a key reason why users had two top-10 finishes, including a second place. In all, five players using the Zero Friction tee and its unique three-pronged teeing system finished in the top-25, while a sixth player made the cut.

Then at the Wachovia Championship, the results were just as strong. Two players using the Zero Friction tee finished in the top-16, including one in the top-10. One of those professionals finished among the top-10 in driving distance for the week, averaging more than 311 yards off the tee. It was the second straight Tour event that a Zero Friction user had finished in the Top-10 in that key category.

In all, six of the nine players using the tee made the cut, an excellent rate of nearly 67 percent.

"In just two weeks on the PGA Tour we have had three top-10's and seven top-25's. The results speak for themselves. The Zero Friction Golf Tee is a must-have product for golfers," says Bob White, Director of Sales and Marketing of Excel Golf Tee, Inc. "Little things mean a lot and that's definitely true of the Zero Friction Golf Tee."

The Zero Friction tee provides less resistance between the golf ball and the golf tee for longer, straighter drives. Its reduced spin rate fights dispersion, thereby keeping the ball on line and in the fairway. Performance is also aided by aligning one of Zero Friction's three prongs on top of the tee to the target. Since the club only comes in contact with two of the prongs, added extra distance is created.

Zero Friction Golf Tees are environmentally safe and are made with Biodegradable materials. They are manufactured by Excel Golf Tee, Inc. of Itasca, IL, a full-service distributor of wooden golf tees serving the golf industry. Its goal is to provide the highest quality tees at an affordable price with timely and economical distribution. Visit its web site at or call the company directly at 800-915-5115 or 630-775-9300.

More information on Excel's entire line of products, including the Zero Friction Golf Tee, can be attained by calling Vanessa Price or Lisa Armijillo, Read The Greens, at 714 544-6515 or at

Images can be found and downloaded on the Zero Friction Golf Tee web site at

Media Contact:
Vanessa Price

Mike Herron
Excel Golf Tee