Special Test: TeeBoxx

GolfTest USA conducted a test of a training aid called the TeeBoxx at two locations in Canada and Arizona. The results of the test are as follows:

TeeBoxx Golf Summary Report
Arizona Testing Group
June, 2006

GolfTest USA was contracted by TeeBoxx to oversee the evaluation of the TeeBoxx training aid using a format designed by TeeBoxx. This test was conducted in Arizona. A presentation was made to a group of golfers showing them a video of how the TeeBoxx training aid was to be used and the proposed benefits of its use. TeeBoxx is a training aid that is designed to help golfers practice their golf swing. It can be used virtually anywhere either outdoors or indoors. This feature can be beneficial to golfers who don’t have time to go to the driving range or in locations where weather conditions are not conducive to practicing outdoors.
After a month of using the TeeBoxx each tester was asked to complete an evaluation form and return it to GolfTest USA. A total of 32 golfers participated of which 24 golfers returned the evaluation forms. The results from these evaluation forms were compiled and were the basis for the following summary report.

[1] How often did you use TeeBoxx in the two week test period?
*** Most testers used the TeeBoxx at least every other day while several testers used it every day.

[2] On each occasion of use, approximately how many swings did you take on TeeBoxx?
*** Eight testers made 5 swings with it on a regular basis while the majority made 9 or more swings

[3] Which club type did you use most with TeeBoxx? Check one.
– Drivers (8)
– Woods (4)
– Irons (4)
– A mix of each (8)
*** There was a somewhat even mix of clubs used.

[4] In what capacity did you use TeeBoxx for?
*** The consensus is that the TeeBoxx was most used for practicing.

[5] Where did you use your TeeBoxx?
*** In Arizona where the weather is pleasant most golfers use the TeeBoxx outdoors.

[6] Did anyone else use your TeeBoxx?
– Yes (15)
– No (9)
*** The TeeBoxx is a training aid that can easily be used by other golfers with little additional instruction.

[7] How helpful did you find the TeeBoxx instructional video?
*** Most testers felt the video was helpful.

[8] Did you watch the TeeBoxx instructional video outside of the focus group?
*** Most testers watched the video again which is an indication that they felt it would benefit them.

[9] Did someone else (friend/ family member) watch your TeeBoxx instructional video?
– Yes (10)
– No (14)

[10] What did you like about the TeeBoxx instructional video?
Comments:
“Good for basics and set up”
“Good review of principals of the golf swing”
“Very informative”
“Helpful in set up and grip”
“Easy to understand”
[11] How did you find the set-up of the TeeBoxx Power Cord and Balls?
*** Most testers had little or no difficulty changing the power cord.

[12] Did you need a replacement Power Cord and Ball (did you experience breakage due to impact?)
– Yes (4)
– No (20)

[13] Overall, was the TeeBoxx easy to use?
*** Most testers found the TeeBoxx to be very easy to use which is very important in a training aid because any training aid that is difficult to use will not be recommended to other golfers. Word of mouth is very important for a training aid to find acceptance among golfers.

[14] What type of golfer would you recommend the TeeBoxx to? (Check all that apply)
*** The testers felt that the TeeBoxx would appeal to a wide range of golfers.
[15] Will you (or someone you know) continue to use TeeBoxx?
*** 40% indicated that they would continue to use the TeeBoxx which is higher than normally would be expected for a training aid. Generally about 25% of golfers indicate they would continue to use a training aid.
Other Comments: Here are what some test respondents from Arizona had to say about TeeBoxx on their questionnaire.

“The TeeBoxx is helpful, easier to store when not in use and simple to understand.”
“I found the TeeBoxx very helpful in warming up before a golf game. Practice was a little boring but helpful. I am sure I will continue to use it frequently.”
“The TeeBoxx is very useful for warming up”

GolfTest USA Summary Evaluation: Arizona Test Group

GolfTest USA’s evaluation of the TeeBoxx based on the feedback from these testers is as follows:

***The TeeBoxx is a good training aid for beginning golfers and higher handicap golfers.

***The TeeBoxx has a wide range of appeal to golfers looking to improve their swing by making more solid contact. It promotes the ability of golfers to be more aggressive in their swing which can translate to golfers making better swings under actual playing conditions.

***The TeeBoxx is a good warm up device for golfers prior to playing a round of golf.

***The TeeBoxx can be used at picnics or group outings for fun and recreation.

***Based on the test results of the Arizona focus group GolfTest USA has confidently award the TeeBoxx our”Seal of Excellence”.


TeeBoxx Golf Summary Report
Canada Testing Group
June, 2006

GolfTest USA was contracted by TeeBoxx to provide a summary report on the evaluation of the TeeBoxx training aid using a format designed by TeeBoxx. This test was conducted in Canada. TeeBoxx made a presentation to a group of golfers showing them a video of how the TeeBoxx training aid was to be used and the proposed benefits of its use. After two weeks of using the TeeBoxx each tester was asked to complete an evaluation form and return it to GolfTest USA. 25 golfers submitted completed evaluation forms. The results from these evaluation forms were compiled and were the basis for the following summary report.

[1] How often did you use TeeBoxx in the two week test period?
*** Most testers used the TeeBoxx at least every other day while several testers used it every day.

[2] On each occasion of use, approximately how many swings did you take on TeeBoxx? Check one.
*** Most testers made 9 or more swings each time they used the TeeBoxx.

[3] Which club type did you use most with TeeBoxx? Check one.
*** Most testers used either their driver or a mix of clubs.

[4] In what capacity did you use TeeBoxx for? Check all that apply.
*** The consensus is that the TeeBoxx was most used for practicing while many testers used it for warming up and exercising.

[5] Where did you use your TeeBoxx?
– Indoors (8)
– Outdoors (14)
– Both (4)
*** Most golfers use the TeeBoxx outdoors while several used it indoors.

[6] Did anyone else use your TeeBoxx?
– Yes (21)
– No (4)
*** The TeeBoxx is a training aid that can easily be used by other golfers with little additional instruction.

[7] How helpful did you find the TeeBoxx instructional video? (1 being Very Helpful and 5 being
*** Most testers felt the video was very helpful.

[8] Did you watch the TeeBoxx instructional video outside of the focus group?
*** Most testers watched the video again which is an indication that they felt it would benefit them.

[9] Did someone else (friend/ family member) watch your TeeBoxx instructional video?
– Yes (14)
– No (6)

[10] What did you like about the TeeBoxx instructional video?
Comments:
“Clear instructions”
“Useful Information for a beginner”
“Good explanation of takeaway guideline”
“Good overview of fundamentals of golf swing”
“Shows benefits of product”
“Perfect duration”
“Good instruction on proper grip and stance”

[11] How did you find the set-up of the TeeBoxx Power Cord and Balls?
*** Most testers had no or little difficulty changing the power cord.

[12] Did you need a replacement Power Cord and Ball (did you experience breakage due to impact?)
*** More testers in this group required a replacement Power Cord and Ball as opposed to the Arizona group which may be indicative of the younger ages of the Canada focus group.

[13] Overall, was the TeeBoxx easy to use?
*** Most testers found the TeeBoxx to be very easy to use which is very important in a training aid because any training aid that is difficult to use will not be recommended to other golfers. Word of mouth is very important for a training aid to find acceptance among golfers.

[14] What type of golfer would you recommend the TeeBoxx to?
*** The testers felt that the TeeBoxx would appeal to a wide range of golfers.

[20] Will you (or someone you know) continue to use TeeBoxx?
*** Almost all the testers indicated that they would continue to use the TeeBoxx. This is a statistical anomaly which indicates that the TeeBoxx will find wide acceptance among golfers. Generally only about 25% of golfers indicate they would continue to use any particular training aid.

Other Comments: Here are what some test respondents from Canada had to say about TeeBoxx on their questionnaire.

“Love it when I hit the “WOW”.”
“Fun to practice with. I would highly recommend it.”
“Overall I really liked the TeeBoxx and look forward to sharing it with my niece and nephew.”
“Convenient for me to practice swinging since I cannot make it to the driving range often. My dad would like this. Glad I get to keep it!”
“A unique tool. Kids love it.”
“The more I used it the better I liked it. I could feel whether I was coming over the top or from the inside. This is a great training aid!”
“I feel it is a good idea and I like the fact that it is compact, light, portable. Gives you an indication on the outcome of your shot.
“Excellent product.” Great for warming up or instead of the driving range on rainy days”
“Realistic feel and great for when you can’t get out to play or to the range to practice.”
“The friends that I loaned the TeeBoxx to were mature golfers and they said the video was very informative and well made.
“Fun to practice with. I use mine everyday after work.”
“I found that the TeeBoxx helped me with ball position in relation to my stance and distance. When I heard a WOW I felt that my body position was correct and remembered for future use.”
“The TeeBoxx is helpful, easy to store when not in use and simple to understand”.

GolfTest USA Summary Evaluation:

GolfTest USA’s evaluation of the TeeBoxx based on the feedback from the Canada test group is as follows:

***The TeeBoxx is a good training aid for a wide range of golfers of all skill levels.

***The TeeBoxx provides a method for golfers who don’t have the time, warm weather or ability to make it out to the range to work on their swing.

***The TeeBoxx is a training aid that appears to have wider appeal to younger golfers.

***The TeeBoxx is a good warm up device for golfers prior to playing a round of golf.

***The TeeBoxx provided golfers in this test with feedback on improving their golf swing.

***The TeeBoxx can be used as a game.

***Based on the test results of the Canada focus group GolfTest USA has confidently award the TeeBoxx our”Seal of Excellence”.


The TeeBoxx is an excellent training aid for golfers of all skill levels. It has a wide range of appeal to golfers who are looking to improve their swing by making more solid contact with the ball. It promotes the ability of golfers to be more aggressive in their swing which can translate to golfers making better swings under actual playing conditions.

The TeeBoxx provides a method for golfers who don’t have the time, warm weather, or the ability to make it out to the driving range to work their swing. With TeeBoxx, golfers can essentially take the driving range home with them and use it either indoors or outdoors at their leisure.

The TeeBoxx is also a great warm-up device for golfers prior to playing a round of golf. Most test respondents said they used the TeeBoxx as a warm-up and exercising tool, before playing a round of golf, and to practice their golf swing. Many respondents used the TeeBoxx with friends and family as well.

The TeeBoxx is a simple concept: a golf ball, a tee, and instant feedback that you can use anywhere or anytime. It serves to complete the entire golfing experience: playing rounds of golf, visiting the driving range, and using TeeBoxx to maintain accuracy, strength, and tempo.

For more information visit the official TeeBoxx website to find updates, retail locations, and to purchase TeeBoxx at www.teeboxx.com.