Kiwi Golf Firecracker Tee Test Results!! November 2012

Kiwi Golf FIRECRACKER® TEE Test November 2012

GolfTest USA was retained by the Kiwi Golf to develop the testing protocol and methodology and then conduct a test comparing the FIRECRACKER® TEE to three other popular high performance tees and a standard 2-¾ inch wood tee. Throughout the rest of this report the tees shall be referred to as follows: The FIRECRACKER® TEE is Tee F, the wood tee is Tee W and the other tees have been designated as follows: Tee Y, Tee M, Tee Z

Golf Test USA Tee Test Format

Tees in the test:

Tee F: FIRECRACKER® TEE

Tee W: Traditional standard 2-¾ inch wood tee

Tee M: Popular high performance tee

Tee Z: Popular high performance tee

Tee Y: Popular high performance tee

Testers in the test:

25 total — 20 males & 5 females

10 golfers with handicaps 0 – 10

15 golfers with handicaps 11 – 20

Quantity of drives hit

Each tester was required to hit 10 drives with each tee

Total drives by each tester: 50

Distance (carry and total), Dispersion, and Smash Factor

Testing employed the electronic Flight Scope Monitor and visual confirmations

Test drivers included in test:

Personal driver of each tester (representing a variety of drivers)

The 25 golfers who participated in the study rated the FIRECRACKER® TEE the best golf tee in all categories:

1. Longest Drives

2. Most Accurate Drives

3. Best Design

4. Best Quality

5. Most Durable

6. Ease of Use (A-inserting in ground)

7. Ease of Use (B-placing ball on tee)

8. Ease of Maintaining Consistent Height

9. Overall Performance

10. Most Eco-friendly

11. Most Likely to Recommend

Objective Portion of Test

This part of the test was conducted with the testers hitting their own drivers. The results were compiled utilizing the FlightScope Prime Launch Monitor and with a margin of error of +/- 3%.

Test Results

Tee Model     Average Carry          Average Total           Average              Average Smash

                        Distance                    Distance                    Dispersion         Factor

Tee F              191.2                          213.9                           7.6                       144.5

Tee W             186.1                          207.2                          9.1                       143.6

Tee Y              188.4                          208.1                          8.8                       142.9

Tee M             190.9                          211.8                          7.9                        144.3

Tee Z              188.6                          209.3                          8.9                        143.9

The FIRECRACKER® TEE had the best Average Carry and Average Total distance. The FIRECRACKER®TEE also had the best Average Dispersion by an average of 15% over the average of the other tees. The FIRECRACKER® TEE had the best Average Smash Factor when compared to the other tees in the test.

Questionnaire: Part 1

In this portion of the test each tester rated the following questions based on the shots they hits during the test.  (The questions were rated on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being best.)

Questionnaire: Part 1 Results

1: Rate how much you believe this tee improved your distance:
Tee F Tee W Tee Y Tee M Tee Z
8.5 5.6 6.6 7.6 6.1

 

2: Rate how durable the tee was:
Tee F Tee W Tee Y Tee M Tee Z
9.4 5.5 7.4 8.4 7.0

3: Rate how easy it was to insert the tee into the ground:

Tee F Tee W Tee Y Tee M Tee Z
9.1 7.6 6.4 7.7 6.6
4: Rate the quality of the tee:
Tee F Tee W Tee Y Tee M Tee Z
8.5 6.1 6.9 8.0 7.0
5: Rate how easy it was to place the ball on the tee:
Tee F Tee W Tee Y Tee M Tee Z
8.6 6.5 5.9 8.4 5.4
6: Rate how easy it was to maintain a consistent height:
Tee F Tee W Tee Y  Tee M Tee Z
7.7 6.2 7.1 7.5 5.8
7: Rate how strongly you would recommend this Tee to other golfers:
Tee F Tee W Tee Y Tee M Tee Z
8.1 5.0 6.8 7.4 6.2
8: Rate how eco friendly you think each tee is:
Tee F Tee W Tee Y Tee M Tee Z
7.5 6.1 6.1 6.2 6.2
9: Rate the design of each tee:
Tee F Tee W Tee Y Tee M Tee Z
8.5 5.6 6.6 7.6 6.1
10: Rate each tee for overall performance:
Tee F Tee W Tee Y Tee M Tee Z
8.7 4.8 6.3 7.7 6.3

Questionnaire: Part 2

Place an X for the tee you believe was best for each of the following questions based on the shots you hit during this test. Choose only one tee for each question.

(The % of testers choosing each tee are recorded for each question)

1: Which tee helped you hit longer drives?

Kiwi Firecracker _36% Tee W_5%  Tee Y_10% Tee M_36% Tee Z_14%

2: Which tee is the most durable?

Kiwi Firecracker _68% Tee W_5%_ Tee Y_0% Tee M_23% Tee Z_5%

3: Which tee is easiest to insert into the ground?

Kiwi Firecracker _68% Tee W_5% Tee Y_0% Tee M_23% Tee Z_5%

4: Which tee is the best quality?

Kiwi Firecracker _64% Tee W_10% Tee Y_0% Tee M_23% Tee Z_14%

5: Which tee is the easiest to place the ball on?

Kiwi Firecracker _63% Tee W_0% Tee Y_0% Tee M_36% Tee Z_0%

6: Which tee helped you maintain a consistent height?

Kiwi Firecracker _36% Tee W_10% Tee Y_36% Tee M_0% Tee Z_14%

7: Which tee would you recommend to other golfers?

Kiwi Firecracker _59% Tee W_0% Tee Y_14% Tee M_23% Tee Z_5%

8: Which tee do you think is the most eco friendly?

Kiwi Firecracker _46% Tee W_46% Tee Y_0% Tee M_5% Tee Z_5%

9: Which tee is the best designed?

Kiwi Firecracker _55%Tee W_0% Tee Y_0% Tee M_41% Tee Z_5%_

10: Which tee is the best overall?

Kiwi Firecracker _55%Tee W_0% Tee Y_10% Tee M_27% Tee Z_10%

When the testers were asked to choose which of the 5 tees in the test they felt was the best for each of the questions they chose the FIRECRACKER® TEE most often.

Summary Overview

Based on the objective results of this test the FIRECRACKER® TEE performed at a highest level. In the Questionnaire Part 1 and Part 2 of the test the results compiled were subjective based on the evaluations the testers made after hitting each of the tees in the test.  Our evaluation of the results of both the objective and subjective portions of the test is that the FIRECRACKER® TEE is one of the best designed, and of the highest qualities of tees we have tested to date. Most of the testers indicated they would continue to use the FIRECRACKER® TEE.

GolfTest USA is awarding the FIRECRACKER® TEE our GolfTest USA Seal of Excellence.

We are also awarding the FIRECRACKER® TEE our 5-Star rating, which is based on the results achieved in this test. We are confident that golfers who use the Firecracker Tee will find that they are using a golf product that will live up to the claims made by Kiwi Golf and that the FIRECRACKER® TEE will help golfers hit longer and straighter drives.

The GolfTest USA Staff.

For more information about the FIRECRACKER® TEE, visit www.kiwigolf.com

The following information was included in a recent press release from Kiwi Golf.

FIRECRACKER® TEE TESTED BEST IN NEW STUDY

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December 10, 2012, Baytown, TX—The FIRECRACKER® TEE earned the highest five-star rating and was awarded the Seal of Excellence by Golf Test USA as a result of its independent study. Five popular tees were tested. The FIRECRACKER® TEE proved best in each category tested, including the longest drives, the most accurate drives (smallest dispersion rate) and the best in smash factor—the best controlled shots leading to longer and more accurate drives, smash factor being the “Holy Grail” of golf.

Golf Test USA states, “We are confident that golfers who use the FIRECRACKER® TEE will find that they are using a golf product that will live up to the claims made by Kiwi Golf and that the FIRECRACKER® TEE will help golfers hit longer and straighter drives.”

The 25 testers who participated in the study rate the FIRECRACKER TEE as the best designed, the highest quality, the most durable, the easiest to use of all the tees tested. They also say that they would recommend the FIRECRACKER TEE over the other tees in the test.

“Our evaluation of the results of both the objective and subjective portions of the test is that the FIRECRACKER® TEE is one of the best designed and of the highest quality tees we have tested to date,” states Golf Test USA in its summary report.

Golf Test USA concludes, “The FIRECRACKER® TEE had the best (smallest) average dispersion, which is a very important rating. Hitting the ball straighter results in more second shots hit from the fairway and fewer balls in the woods or out of bounds. The FIRECRACKER® TEE had a better average smash factor, which correlates to longer drives versus the other tees tested.”