Image Number 16 for United States Patent #7833114.
A low ground resistance golf tee for insertion into a playing surface to support a golf ball above the playing surface to be struck by a golf club launching the golf ball in a flight direction is provided. The golf tee includes a body having an impact side, a release side, an insertion end, and a ball support end. The golf tee has a low exit resistance region that includes a low exit resistance region insertion edge for penetrating and separating the playing surface to create a preferred exit path for the low exit resistance region upon impact by the golf club. The golf tee further includes a stem region located between the low exit resistance region and the ball support end, which is designed to be displayed above the playing surface. Upon impact, the golf tee pivots forward in the flight direction with minimal resistance from the playing surface.