Re: Cement Tee Pads
I haven't traveled extensively to play like some of you have, but just about every other city I have been to have courses with concrete pads. I don't like wearing cleats because of how they hold the mud...if you're walking around where there are pine trees pretty soon it's like you're wearing snowshoes! The only time I've seen concrete tees that didn't always work is when they made them flush with the ground. After the rain, the mud slides onto the tee pad. They should be slightly raised off the ground (ideally) so that doesn't happen. Other than that, I definitely LOVE concrete pads...and it seems like, in the long run, they would last a lot longer than those rubber ones like out at Bear Branch. Some purists prefer the grass tees so that they can be moved around from time to time for tournaments.