If you are a golfer that spends time on the driving range, you are well aware of the challenges presented by the heat and sun during the warmer months of the year. While solutions exist in the market to provide shade on the driving range, they are in use by less than 1% of the golfers that need them. This limited availability is due to the cost, size and dependence on a golf facility to provide them.
The Shade Tee is a personal and inexpensive product offering a solution to the range shade problem to every golfer.
The Shade Tee is light weight and portable. Weighing just over 4 pounds and packaging into 46”, which is 1/2" longer than the average driver, the Shade Tee easily fits in a standard golf bag for transportation to the driving range, while also acting as a protective spine for clubs during air transportation . The Shade Tee storage bag features a shoulder strap as an alternative to in bag transportation.
Upon arrival at the range, Shade Tee set up is easy and quick taking less than one minute. After removing from the storage bag, screw the super stake into the threaded insert in the bottom pole of the Shade Tee. Next open the UPF 50+ canopy and insert the pin through the main hub to secure the canopy in the open position.
The canopy features a strong 8mm fiberglass frame and flattened, vented canopy designed to make the ShadeTee wind resistant. While the Shade Tee has been tested in and is rated to perform in sustained winds of 15 mph, sound judgement and care should be taken as to whether to utilize the Shade Tee on windy days. In no case should the Shade Tee ever be left unattended in the open position in windy conditions. During pauses in use, the Shade Tee canopy should be closed to prevent an unexpected heavy gust of wind from damaging the unit.
Once the canopy is open and secure, the next step is to set the Shade Tee to your desired height. This is done by adjustment of the three section, twist locking, telescopic pole. For most common height settings, we recommend that the top or smallest pole be fully extended and locked in place first. The twist locking mechanism is based on the right hand rule where the pole to be locked in place be turned to the right or clockwise to lock. Holding the middle pole with the left hand, twist the top pole right with the right hand to lock it in place. Continue twisting until moderate resistance is felt. Over tightening could cause damage to the locking mechanism inside the pole. Next, raise the middle pole to adjust the canopy to the desired height and while holding the bottom pole with the left hand, twist the middle pole to the right with the right hand until moderate resistance is felt.
Finally, determine the exact location on the range where you would like to locate the Shade Tee. The location of the Shade Tee will be dependent on the position of the sun in the sky. Once a suitable location is determined, orient the Shade Tee as perfectly vertical as possible and while holding the pole of the Shade Tee in place with both hands, step on the super stake to fully push in into the turf. Keeping the Shade Tee vertical and thus the canopy as horizontally flat as possible enables optimum Shade Tee Performance in the wind. The Shade Tee is now ready to use.
The Shade Tee is warranted against defects of materials and workmanship for 90 days and are fully refundable within 30 days of purchase. The warranty does not cover damaged caused by misuse or wind. All purchases of the ShadeTee product from Anderson Golf implies agreement that the ShadeTee will not be used in sustained winds of 15 mph or greater. Anderson Golf provides a flat rate repair service for damaged Shade Tees of $45.00. Warranty claims and damaged units should be sent to Anderson Golf, PO Box 4586, 800 St. Andrews Dr., Suite 221, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
"I love the ShadeTee. When spending hours out on the range tee in the hot sun, it provides serious relief from the harsh sun and heat. ShadeTee is easy to use, it's very portable, and holds up great under all conditions. I would highly recommend ShadeTee to anyone looking to escape from the sun!"
- Matt Cahill, Director of Golf, Seminole Golf Club
"The Shade Tee has been great for us beyond instruction. We use it for our starters on the 1st tee for both daily play and tournaments. We’ve even use them at member events next to a cocktail table as a quick and easy way to produce shade at outdoor functions."
- Brian Fahey, Head Professional & Tournament Director, Pinehurst Country Club
“We love using our ShadeTee to keep cool in hot sunny muggy summer days and dry when it’s raining out. While training for the Drive Chip and Putt and other golf events, we had to work with the weather we had and the ShadeTee really helped us achieve our goals. In addition for golf, we also take it to the beach (we use a beach anchor adaptor) and fishing."
-Amelie and Alexa Phung, Augusta Drive, Chip & Putt Finalists
“The ShadeTee helps me and my students stay out of the sun and cooler when doing a lesson. You can feel a real difference in temperature and the students appreciate it. Light weight, sets up quickly and can withstand winds up to 15MPH. If you teach, this would be a great addition for you and your students!”
- Ben Hynson, Director of Instruction , Lochmere Golf Club
“The Shade Tee has been one of our best tools in the Georgia summer heat. It gives us another few hours to practice around the greens and on the practice range. When we are not on the golf course we use it around our pool and around our lake. It’s very easy to setup and very well made”
-Camryn Coffield, US Kids 2021 Teen Champion
"We have been using the ShadeTees for two years now primarily in the summer months. The golfer is able to hit range balls in their own shaded area enabling them to practice longer and more effectively. I conduct golf lessons with two ShadeTees, one for the customer and one for myself. I need it to protect my skin and offer one to my student for their own comfort. I strongly recommend the ShadeTee product to elevate the range and lesson experience for your customers."
- Charlie Kent, Director of Golf, Sun City Hilton Head
"This is an amazing product ! My students love this while I give them lessons. I currently have one and will be purchasing another one very soon. Highly recommend all golfers to get one."
- Chris Adams, Head Golf Professional, Jacaranda West Country Club
"I became a PGA member in 1980. I am now teaching full time and I think this is one of the best tools I have ever used. I was introduced to the Shade Tee a few years ago and can not imagine not having one now. It allows me and my students take a break from the sun and makes viewing videos much easier out of the sun. I am always under the umbrella shooting videos of my students. My members know I am around when they see the Shade Tee on the range. It is easily moved from the driving range to the short game area to beside the putting green in minutes. I have also used it on picnics and sporting events. Great product. Thanks Shade Tee!!"
- Mitch Adams, PGA Class A, Pinewood Country Club
“We have been using the Shade Tee for over two years now and could not be happier. My son is a top junior golfer and loves to practice every day. Before finding the Shade tee we were constantly looking for driving ranges with shaded areas to keep him comfortable while practicing. Having the ability to turn a 30 minute practice session into 1 or 2 hours is PRICELESS.. We bring the shade with us wherever we go! Not only has the Shade Tee been incredibly useful on the course but we find ourselves using it just about everywhere we go outside. We have used them at the beach, our backyard, other sporting events for our kids, basically anywhere we can put them in the ground! Thank you Mr. Anderson for introducing us to your amazing product. We are Shade Tee customers for LIFE.”
- Jason Eagan, US Kids Golf Family
Cartskinz are Neoprene anti microbial golf cart steering covers that prevent the black mystery stains on pants pockets caused be rubbing against the golf cart steering wheel upon exiting cart 50+ times per round What happens is when pants fabric is pinched between the golf cart steering wheel and a hard object such as a golf tee, ball, divot repair tool or ball marker, rubber is scrubbed off of the steering wheel and into the fabric. This accounts for why the mark is so difficult to launder.... it's not dirt, but rather rubber particles that have been imbedded into the pants fabric fibers.
CartSkinz are perfect for any golfer that rides a golf cart when they play, whether it be their own cart or a rental cart: Fits wheel sizes from 13” - 16”, including all golf carts, cars, boats & ATVs. Very easy to install and remove. Lightweight at 2.5 ounces and folds into the size of a sleeve of balls. Convenient to store in any golf bag pocket for use on rental carts at visited courses.
Cartskinz are made with auto industry materials making them durable and fade resistant. Insulator material for added comfort in winter or summer. The cushion provided by the neoprene has a great feel and adds comfort. The fabric outside layer is available in any color and accepts logos very well. Machine Washable always provides the opportunity to have a clean and fresh product.
Further important advantages of Cartskinz that no other cover is able to offer due the patent pending technology are the benefits provided by the SiShield Antimicrobial agent the product is treated with: CartSkinz prevent the spread germs and Micro-organisms. SiShield bonds at a molecular level with the cover materials and does not exhaust itself as it works remaining effective for life of the product. The life of the product is extended due to the Antimicrobial agent rendering the product materials inert rather than reactive to degrading influences. The SiShield product is water based (Silane), safe and EPA approved.
All CartSkinz are backed by a 1 year warranty on materials and workmanship and fully refundable within 30 days of purchase. Special and custom order CartSkinz are not refundable.
Cartskinz are Powered by SiShield
SiShield’s is the world’s finest durable water-based antimicrobial and is designed to attack the breeding ground of odor caused by bacteria growth. When SiShield technology comes into contact with the surface you apply it to, it changes the molecular structure of the surface adding its unique protective molecule on that surface. SiShield’s key differentiator is in its powerful molecular structure of the quaternary ammonium silicone compounds (“Si-QAC”). Long-lasting benefits include:
Anderson Golf was founded June 6, 2016 by Daren Anderson for the purpose of bringing great ideas for golfers to the market born out of necessity experienced by almost 50 years as a golfer himself.
The first idea is CartSkinz, "The neatest golf idea on the Planet". After years of tolerating those black, impossible to remove mystery marks on the right pocket of his golf pants, It was determined that these black marks occur when rubbing against the golf cart steering wheel when exiting and entering the driver’s side of the golf cart 50+ times per round. What happens is when pants fabric is pinched between a rubber golf cart steering wheel and hard objects in a golfers pocket such as a golf ball, tees, divot repair tool or ball markers, rubber is scrubbed off of the steering wheel and into the fibers of the pants fabric accounting for why the marks are so difficult to launder... they are not dirt, they are rubber particles imbedded into the fabric fibers. After months of experimenting with how best to solve the problem for all golfers, not just those that own their own cart, it was determined that a universal fit elastic neoprene steering wheel cover was the most practical and best solution and the CartSkinz concept was born. Further enhancing the value of the CartSkinz, they are available in custom wrap colors, with any logo and treated with an anti-microbial agent that prevents the spread of germs and micro-organisms, making CartSkinz the only anti-microbial steering wheel cover in existence earning it patent pending status.
Next was ShadeTee, "The coolest golf idea on the Planet". When living in Austin, Texas in the early 2000’s, The covered Golf Smith driving range provided the shade that was absolutely required to be able to practice during the day in the hot Texas summers. Upon relocation to Pinehurst in 2007, a large Crepe Myrtle on the famed Manic Hill driving range provided shade every afternoon when players were moved back to the mats making the mats shaded by the Crepe Myrtle the clear popular choice by those seeking a pleasant, safe practice session. Expanding on this idea, Daren set out to develop a lightweight, portable, affordable design that could be used to make any tee a shaded tee, the result being the Patented Shade Tee portable range shade.
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