CHAMP Zarma FLYtee review
08 May 2012
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com
see also: Equipment Reviews
Of all the equipment in your golf arsenal, tees
have to be the last thing on your mind.
You think of everything else: the clubs, the
shafts and grips; glove, shoes, spikes, balls
and even what you're wearing. But what about
It's common to overlook this part of your
preparation but CHAMP Spikes is fixing to
change that with its growing line of Zarma FLYtee
The line ranges in styles and height, including
1 3/4", 2 3/4", and 3 1/4". Golfers can also find
combination packs and custom printed tees
Members of the amateurgolf.com Player Staff
Program recently tested and reviewed the
CHAMP Zarma FlyTee MyHite Tee and came
away mightily impressed.
All FLYtee models from CHAMP are
biodegradable, rendering most golfers' issues
with non-wood tees incorrect. These tees are
tougher than wood and won't hurt the
"I like very much that the tees are
biodegradable though," said Greg Austin. "That is one of my
primary concerns with the plastic tees."
The MyHite tees the Player Staff Program
reviewed feature three colored markings,
allowing consistent tee height on every tee
box. As Darryl Donovan, another
Player Staff Member and longtime
amateurgolf.com member, pointed out, the
striped tees also help golfers locate the tee
easily in the grass after their tee shot.
"I don't ever use these stripes on tees to
actually measure the depth I'm inserting them
into the ground," Austin said. "But they do give
you a mental sense of confidence that you
know it will always be consistent."
The MyHite tees also feature a pleasant six-
prong platform for improved stability when
compared with other plastic tees featuring
three or four prongs. The shallow cup also
leads to less friction and more distance.
"Seeing the ball sit on the tee made it look like
it was ready to launch, especially on iron shots
with the tee low to the ground," said Bret
Taylor. "It looked like it was a perfect lie ready
to make that sweet contact every golfer
Perhaps the best feature of the Zarma FLYtee
MyHite tees, though, is their durability. The
tees rarely break --- usually only on iron shots
--- and can last up to multiple rounds.
Depending on contact made, bending may
occur but the durability of the tees doesn't
compromise its effectiveness much.
"I played two rounds and used the same two
CHAMP Zarma FLYtees the entire time," said
Joey Schalk. "This included using
them on the driving range before each of those
rounds. I never thought a golf tee could be so