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Sneak Peek at the New App!

by andiewill on Thursday, September 4, 2014 10:24 AM
We snuck a peek at the new app.

Which courses are on your wish list?

by andiewill on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 10:41 AM
Even with hundreds of courses nationwide (and with international ones coming on board right now), there are still thousands of private country clubs (upwards of 4400, at last count) in the U.S.  Some of the 4400 are great, some...not so much.  So we're wondering which courses do you most want to see added to the network?  We'll contact every suggested course, and we'll do our best to add as many as we can.  So bring on your wish list in the comments section below.

A 60-Second Lesson

by andiewill on Saturday, April 26, 2014 11:52 AM
Some swing tips on lengthening your shots from one of our favorite Pros, James Antonelli.  (Click on the blog's title above to read the article.)

In the Rough

by andiewill on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:00 AM

I’m out on the course.  It’s a great day.  The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and I’m just happy to be out playing and not trapped at home by a blizzard like I was just a few short months ago.  I’m hitting the ball well, looking like I may even finish at a respectable score.  That’s when it hits.

I sneeze.  I dismiss the first one as nothing, but by the time I finish the round, my nose is running constantly, and my eyes are more full of tears than they would be if you told me we were bringing back prohibition.

Great.  Just when I am most reveling in the seasonal change from the doldrums of winter to the happy golf-filled days of spring, Mother Nature intervenes and my enjoyment of spring is considerably diminished by watery eyes, sneezing and headaches.  I know I’m not alone in this problem.  The CDC estimates that 16.9 million adults were diagnosed with hay fever in the last 12 months.[1] 

With these kind of numbers, it’s inevitable that professional golfers would count themselves among the afflicted.  Some, like Ian Poulter, Greg Norman and Jill McGill have been vocal about their allergy suffering.  (Perhaps my favorite philosophy on the subject goes to Norman, who has said of his grass allergy, “It could be worse, I could be allergic to beer.”)  Even just around here at the Elite Tee offices, several of us are suffering varying degrees of allergy-related symptoms.  But all this shared misery doesn’t help my outlook.  It still seems like I’ve spent all winter waiting for spring, only to endure agony through a good chunk of spring (or else hide indoors).  I suppose the only good thing about having so many fellow sufferers is knowing there will be that many fewer people who don’t understand how bad allergies can get, who make the teasing comments and tell me to “Just suck it up.”

For those of us who do suffer from allergies, there are now some very effective medications out there to help combat this maddening ailment.  Several of us have had success with the OTC medications like Allegra and Zyrtec and Claritin, while others of us (like me), are now resorting to prescription remedies in hopes of abating the symptoms.  Hope is out there, though.  Many professional golfers like Jill McGill have reported almost completely conquering allergies by working with their doctors to find the right combination of treatments.

On the plus side, Elite Tee now has so many courses in so many states, I could try out lots of different climates to see where my allergies manifest the least (I’m looking at you, Arizona, through my watery eyes).  We now have more than 225 courses in 42 states for you to enjoy!  Check out the list to find a course near you.  And we’re always happy to take requests, so if a course you’d like to play isn’t on the list yet, just drop us a line and we’ll be happy to contact them. 

Wishing you all a sneeze-free spring!


[1] http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/allergies.htm

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Spring is Almost Here!

by andiewill on Saturday, March 16, 2013 10:07 PM

It’s been a busy month here at Elite Tee.  We’ve got lots to tell you about, and some great new options, just in time for spring.  First off, we want to thank all of our new members for joining the fastest growing network in golf!  We’ve added hundreds of new golfers this month, with new members joining every day!  So, thanks to you, our members, for taking advantage of one of the greatest things to happen to golf!  We’ve also added loads of new courses, and are expanding the network daily.  We want to bring you the most options possible, so our team is working overtime to bring the best courses in golf to the network.  If you belong to a course or want a course added to the network that hasn’t joined yet, please let us know, we’d be happy to contact them.  It’s all about bringing you the courses you want to play at!  Just drop us a line at support@elitetee.com, and we’ll get right on it!

                We’d also like to announce that, due to overwhelming requests, we’ve now added the drop-down course search for those looking to see courses in their state.  We are also rolling out an awesome map option and search by zip code/city and distance option, which should be implemented soon.  Don’t forget to check back here, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to make sure you get the latest news about all the happenings here at Elite Tee.  The company is growing so quickly (thanks to you), we’ll be sure to have lots of exciting news over the next few weeks.

                Finally, we’d like to remind everyone that Elite Tee is a great way to gain access to the best courses when you’re away on vacation, so don’t forget to book some tee times when you’re making your vacation plans.  We’ve been concentrating on adding courses from the warmer states for the winter, so that golf vacationers would have places to play during the cold months, but we’re directing our attention West and North now that spring is nearly here.  So don’t despair if there are few courses in the network in your area, it’s likely we’ll be adding more soon!  (And don’t forget, we’re happy to take requests if there are courses you specifically want to see added.)

                Thanks again for being the best members in golf, we look forward to an excellent year playing the best courses nationwide!

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2013 PGA Merchandise Show

by andiewill on Thursday, January 31, 2013 11:18 PM
We just got back from the PGA show in Orlando and have loads to talk about.  First off, it was great meeting everyone at the show.  The Elite Tee team was lucky to get a chance to meet up with so many great golf industry professionals.  Some of the parties were epic (we’re looking at you, Taylor Made).


The booths and products were fascinating indicators of what’s coming down the pipeline in the golf world.  We must admit, we’re pretty excited about some of the things we saw, including, the line of golf products from Aston Martin, Champ, Hugo Boss, Ecco, Greg Norman Golf, Loudmouth Golf and Frogger Golf brands.  Speaking of Aston Martin, we have some exciting news coming up on this line of high-end accessories, so keep checking with Elite Tee for more updates.  Finally, we would like to give a great big thanks to the city of Orlando for being such excellent hosts,...
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Happy New Year!

by andiewill on Friday, January 4, 2013 1:19 AM
At the start of the new year, many of us like to take stock and make resolutions, and some of us may even follow through on our resolutions.  Around the Elite Tee offices, we all had a talk about our golf resolutions for the new year and came up with a somewhat predictable but occasionally surprising list of intentions for 2013.  Frequently brought up was the aim to devote more practice time to our short game.  Many of us spend loads of time at the range, but most of us thought we could stand to use some more time working on our chipping and putting.  Some of the more surprising resolutions included one staffer’s resolve to cheat less.  “I don’t exactly cheat, but when the ball double hits the club when chipping, I don’t exactly count it every time.”

Perhaps our favorite resolution came from the father who said he’d resolved to teach his son golf this year, and to devote more time with his kids, either on or off the course.  One of my resolutions was to venture further afield this year and try out more...
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Traveling With Clubs

by dwijay on Saturday, November 17, 2012 9:16 PM
Here at Elite Tee, our staffers travel with their golf clubs a lot, and we often have issues in doing so.  If you take your clubs as checked baggage, for instance, as most of us do, you run the risk of damage to your clubs.  Some of us insist that the chance of this kind of damage is lessened when you check your clubs in a hard case, but many players insist the hard ones are more prone to breaking and the soft ones actually protect your clubs better (presumably because they deliver more padding).  With hard cases, the good ones are often expensive, with the really good ones starting at around $200.  The soft bags are often cheaper, but airlines are more cautious about accepting them.  In fact, there are so many reported incidents of damage to clubs packed in soft bags, that many airlines specifically require passengers to sign a liability waiver for clubs checked in one.  So, most of us suck it up and buy the hard cases and hope for the best.  But is checking your clubs really the best way to travel with your clubs?

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Hurricane Sandy

by dwijay on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 2:27 PM

As we're all cleaning up from hurricane Sandy, all of us at Elite Tee wanted to express our  concern  and well wishes for those of you who, like us, were humbled by this devastatingly destructive force of nature.  We hope all of you came through relatively unscathed, and our thoughts and prayers go out to those who weren't so lucky.  Here in Massachusetts, we managed to avoid the worst of it, although most of us will be cleaning up branches for a while.

Here's hoping that we just got past the worst of the weather for the year.

Have a safe and happy Halloween,

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Welcome to Elite Tee!

by dwijay on Saturday, September 29, 2012 4:48 PM
From time to time, we will be sharing some tips and tricks from some of the Pros out there in the Elite Tee network. We are pleased to be able to bring you this insightful article on improving your distance from Mike Mitchell, head Pro at Indian Pond Country Club in Massachusetts. Thanks Mike! Without question, the ability to hit it far is such an important part of the game. In my 30 plus years of teaching the game, I always start out with a new student and ask if they are happy with the distance off the tee and with iron play. Usually the answer is no. How then, does one get distance? The answer lies in three simple factors: 1- Solidity of contact or where you strike the ball in the face 2- Angle of the face at impact. 3- Speed of the club In relation to tee shots, what can affect all three of these factors is the shaft, the loft of the club and the head design. I truly believe there is a “perfect driver” for every golfer; your job is to find it. I often hear people say I am swinging too...

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