Maybe you've thought about it when you're waiting on the tee box for the fairway or par-3 green in front of you to clear. Why are golf tees made of wood? Who decided fashioning them out of plastic was a good idea? Well, wooden tees were really the evolution of piling up mounds of dirt, just an extra part of the process in chopping up a tree to made wood products. They are bio-degradable, but they break easily, so someone thought plastic would make more sense. Then again, plastic bends.
But there's one thing we know for sure: making golf tees out of glass -- and especially glass bottles -- is a terrible idea. And we have this video to prove it.