history

1899:
An American dentist, Dr. George F. Grant, was the first American to patent a tee that he had invented in 1898. It was a peg with a rubber top and was pushed into the ground and is very close to the modern tee, but did not have a concave head. The tee was never put into commercial production. Dr. Grant made them and gave them as gifts to his friends and golfing buddies.
2011:
Inspired by Dr. Grants design and the concept of golf tees as a gift, two enthusiastic golfers started to develop first ideas how to design and market attractive golf tees for proud golfers.
2012:
The first prototypes of the hybrid golf tee (made out of wood, metal and leather) have been designed and the idea of golf tees as collector´s items was born. End of April 2012, master-tees GmbH has been established as a company and further development of new designs, marketing concepts and securing of IPR took place.
2013:
Supply chain set-up and routes to market have been tested and defined. From December 1st, 2013 master-tees GmbH is ready to support its clients with high quality design golf tees as collector´s items.
2014:
Market introduction of precious collector´s golf tees, which are based on the 1899 wooden golf tee.
Two new products have been developed (Brilliant-Ball and Magnetic Key Holder) and put on the market. These are available with standard logo at www.amazon.de