Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Largest golf tee-Bay College CAD team
sets world record
ESACANABA Country Club, MI, USA -- The golf
tee created by the Computer Aided Design Team at Bay
College (Team Leader Gary Moore Joe Whitens and
Kevin Howard) , has 26-feet and 7 3/4-inches
in height, featuring a shaft measuring out at 43 1/2 inches
and a head which measured 35-inches across, weighing in at
almost a ton-and setting the new world record for the Largest
golf tee we constructed needed to be made of the same
material as (an average) tee," said Team Leader Gary Moore.
"To meet the criteria, a regulation tee is manufactured from
pine, so we used pine wood in our rendition."
golf tee also needed to be 80 times larger in scale
than an average tee, along with a reasonable standard of workmanship
having been demonstrated in the construction of the gigantic
The 26-foot golf tee is a central beam surrounded
by hundreds of pine rings to create the outer shape of the
base of the tee, explained Moore. "The beam will add strength
to the tee and also makes it easier to build," said Moore.
To meet the requirement as "The World's
Largest Golf Tee," measurements needed to be observed
and recorded by four impartial judges.
Serving as judges to record the measurements
called out by Dr. Ed Ogle, were John Anthony of Andex, Escanaba
County Club Golf Pro Jon Lancour, Vickie Micheau of the Delta
County Commerce Center and Kim Carnes Executive Director of
Instructional Administration at Bay College.
"The overall project took us six months to complete
from the design phase to seeing the project complete," said
After researching the concept, the
team contacted the Guinness Book of World Records and discovered
the largest golf tee on record was in Poland, measuring 11
feet, 5 inches.
Working with Team Leader Gary Moore
on the project was Jake Seymour of Escanaba, Joe
Whitens of Hermansville and Kevin Howard of Iron
Assistance for the four-man team in their
endeavor to create the world's largest golf tee, came from
VanAire in Gladstone who used a laser to cut the components
of the tee.
After each component was cut, glue was
used to hold the sections together. Once the glue was dry,
came the next step, painting and weatherproofing their project.
The team also constructed a trailer used
to transport the Largest
golf tee to the Escanaba County Club for its
Now, the CAD Team would like to make the
tee pay off, too. They are looking to sell the giant tee.
They're asking for $4,000; $3,000 of that will be going to
By the way, while they sent out inquires
to potential buyers, they said that anyone who would like
to buy it may call them at (906) 786-5802, extension 1144.
Ask for Team Leader Gary Moore.
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August 5, 2009