Jeff Lazaros, owner of Michigan Synthetic Turf Solutions in St. John’s, Michigan, recently installed our EZTee® Poly synthetic tee line at the prestigious Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Oakland Hills, which celebrates its centennial in October, is the site of the 2016 U.S. Amateur later this summer.
EZTee® Poly is designed specifically for driving ranges and delivers the consistent performance and durability that the finest courses in the world demand. Oakland Hills was recently ranked No. 38 in the world according to Golf Digest.
Founded in 1916, Oakland Hills has always played a significant role in the history of golf in the United States. Walter Hagen, five time PGA Champion, was the club’s first head professional. Golfing great (and Augusta National co-founder) Bobby Jones called No. 10 at Oakland Hills the toughest hole he ever played.
The South Course, which was designed by renowned architect and designer Donald Ross, has played host to more than a dozen Major Championships including: six United States Open Championships; two U.S. Senior Opens; the U.S. Men’s Amateur in 2002; the Western Open (a major at the time it was played); the 35th Ryder Cup in 2004; and three PGA Championships, including the 90th PGA Championship in 2008. It was also the site of the last U.S. Open for Jack Nicklaus (1961) AND Tiger Woods (1996) to compete as amateurs.
It’s no wonder that EZTee® synthetic tee line products have earned rave reviews at thousands of clubs since 2002 or that STI has been the chosen provider for 18 U.S. Open host courses and dozens of others among the top 100 worldwide. EZTee® is appropriate for tee lines, hitting mats, tee boxes or any practice facility. This innovative synthetic turf system gives your practice area a sleek look and a natural feel at impact.
In addition, EZTee® permits continuous use, eliminating the need to relocate driving range areas and allowing natural grass hitting areas time to heal.