A Logo golf tee is basically a regular golf tee with a logo imprinted onto the stem.
For those of you who don’t know, a golf tee is the little stand that a golfer uses to hold the ball when he / she hits the ball for the first time on each hole.
This may sound a little confusing but the place where the first shot of each hole is hit from is also called the tee. So the golfer hits the golf ball from the tee and off a tee.
You’d hardly think it possible to put anything at all on a golf tee considering how small it is at approximately 2 1/8″ long, but there are companies who will print up to 4 lines of text along its shaft or even print your company logo and message.
An advantage of their size makes logo golf tees an ideal give-away or promotional gift and of course golfers love them. Because they’re small they’re relatively inexpensive and used as a marketing promotion you’re sure to get your message across for a small investment.
Golf tees are usually made from wood or plastic and typically don’t last too long because they either break or just get lost, so you’re sure to have plenty of eager golfers happy to use your logo golf tees at their favourite golf club to help spread the word about your business.
Absolutely any business can use specialty gifts like logo golf tees to enhance their image and increase their name recognition in the marketplace. They could be given away with an order of a product, as a thank-you gesture for visiting a sales office, or from an advertising booth at a fair or even to mark a holiday such a July 4th with red, white and blue golf tees. They are a very affordable advertising medium and will help to get a business known and remembered.
Logo golf tees can also be given away in a special gift package which can include a couple of logo golf balls and markers and divot repair thingy’s which can all be branded with your business logo, you can even find edible golf tees made out of biscuits or chocolate which if wrapped in a gift box bearing your company name and logo, would make an ideal promotional or holiday gift.
There are plenty of golf accessory stores online who will be happy to help you decide on the best way to go and advise you on all the different colors, shapes and sizes available. They’ll probably ask you to email them a jpg or gif image of your company logo or symbol to see if it is a suitable fit on the golf tee or if not just your company name, contact details and/or tagline.
So if you are organizing a golf tournament, a trade show or just want a neat little gift idea for a business promotion, logo golf tees would make a great choice.
The answer to this question can be found by looking at the aerodynamic drag on a sphere. There are two types of drag experienced by a sphere. The first is the obvious drag due to friction. This only accounts for a small part of the drag experienced by a ball. The majority of the drag comes from the separation of the flow behind the ball and is known as pressure drag due to separation. For laminar flow past a sphere, the flow separates very early as shown in Figure 1. However, for a turbulent flow, separation is delayed as can be seen in Figure 2. Notice the difference in the size of the separation region behind the spheres. The separation region in the turbulent case is much smaller than in the laminar case. The larger separation region of the laminar case implies a larger pressure drag on the sphere. This is why the professor experienced a longer drive with the marked ball. The surface roughness caused the flow to transition from laminar to turbulent. The Book results for enterprise risk shows turbulent flow has more energy than the laminar flow and thus, the flow stays attached longer.
Laminar flow fig 1
Turbulent Flow fig 2
So, why dimples? Why not use another method to achieve the same affect? The critical Reynolds number, Recr, holds the answer to this question. As you recall, Recr is the Reynolds number at which the flow transitions from a laminar to a turbulent state. For a smooth sphere, Recr is much larger than the average Reynolds number experienced by a golf ball. For a sand roughened golf ball, the reduction in drag at Recr is greater than that of the dimpled golf ball. However, as the Reyn olds number continues to increase, the drag increases. The dimpled ball, on the other hand, has a lower Recr, and the drag is fairly constant for Reynolds numbers greater than Recr.
Therefore, the dimples cause Recr to decrease which implies that the flow becomes turbulent at a lower velocity than on a smooth sphere. This in turn causes the flow to remain attached longer on a dimpled golf ball which implies a reduction in drag. As the speed of the dimpled golf ball is increased, the drag doesn’t change much. This is a good property in a sport like golf.
Although round dimples were accepted as the standard, a variety of other shapes were experimented with as well. Among these were squares, rectangles, and hexagons. The hexagons actually result in a lower drag than the round dimples. Perhaps in the future we will see golf balls with hexagonal dimples