Little Big Shots: Kid inventor creates new golf tee

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Jack Philip is just 10 years old but he may have already invented the next big thing in golf.

“So my Papa works at Champions golf course and he came home one day and said, well I’ve been picking up all these broken golf tees and I was like hey, we have Invention Convention coming up, I have a problem and I need to invent something for it,” said Philip.

So with the help of his dad, Jack went to work.

“We invented the Bio-Tee which is made out of potato starch glue, fertilizer and wood chips.”

Often times, golfers do not pick up their broken tees from the grass.

“It’s because they’re lazy and they don’t want to have to bend down to pick it up. So this one, all you have to do is step on it and when it goes down in the earth and it’s wet, it’ll just start falling apart. And it has fertilizer in here, which will help to get grass grow and then the wood chips and the potato starch will just biodegrade,” said Philip.

Jack makes the tees by hand in his Dad’s workshop but eventually would like to move the operation elsewhere, and even hire employees.

“I plan to market this and possibly get a patent,” said Philip. “I think we did the math and the cost of produce is around 3 cents, which is really cheap so I think we would sell them in bags of 20 for like 2 to 3 dollars and I just think since so many people have asked me for one of them, even though it’s really inexpensive, it would add up in the end.”

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