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Golfers get more tasteful tee times

Seeking the perfect holiday gift for the golfer who has everything? Well, take a swing at this — flavored golf tees.
Tasty Golf Tees are designed to put some flavor on a fairway near you.
Tasty Golf Tees are designed to put some flavor on a fairway near you.tastygolftees.com
/ Source: msnbc.com

Seeking the perfect holiday gift for the golfer who has everything? Well, take a swing at this — flavored golf tees.

Entrepreneurs John Packes and Ramon Peralta have come up a product line called Tasty Golf Tees in various flavors including mint, cherry, strawberry and grape.

Mint is the strongest-tasting flavor in the range.

"It will knock out the foulest of cigar, beer breath within five seconds," said Packes of Norwalk, Conn.

Packes said they came up with the idea while walking along the fairway one day and noticing that many golfers popped a tee in their mouth as they headed to the next hole or waited to tee up.

Tasty Golf Tees, which cost about 25 cents each, are made from uncoated wood, which is sanitized and flavored. They look and play like regular wooden golf tees.

"Some people just look at you funny," said Packes. "'Do you really put it in your mouth?' [Then]they give it a shot and say, 'This is kinda cool.'"

Just watch out for splinters if you clench your teeth after missing that three-foot putt.

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