Where Did The Word ‘Tee’ Come From?
4 July 2017, 16:09 | Updated: 4 July 2017, 16:24
What is the origin of the word 'tee', as used in golf and rugby?
Mystery Hour Question
Where does the word ‘tee’ come from?
Qualification: Has played golf for 50 years and is Scottish.
Answer: It comes from a Scottish Gaelic word ‘Taigh’, which means house. When golf was first played the ball was placed within a club’s length of the ball you’ve just played, and that distance was known as the house.