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Chi Chi Rodriguez Driving Range Distances Itself from the Competition with Power Tee Installation.


“There are driving ranges a lot closer to my house than Chi Chi’s, but after trying out the new Power Tees, making the drive will be well worth it”.

September 08, 2022 - Power Tee installed 22 units at Chi Chi Rodriguez Driving Range in early June. Since the installation, golfers at Chi Chi’s have enjoyed the new improvements made to the facility. At the Power Tee grand opening, customers were amazed by the new technology they were using. One customer said, “This is incredible, I have never seen anything like this. I think all driving ranges should put these in. Another golfer stated, “There are driving ranges a lot closer to my house than Chi Chi’s, but after trying out the new Power Tees, making the drive will be well worth it”.

Power Tee creates a more enjoyable experience for all levels of golfers. For kids and beginners, it gives them the ability to get the ball in the air and focus in on the basics of their swing. For the single handicap golfers that are trying to shape the ball or focus in on the mechanics of their swing, they can do so easily by never having to get out of position to tee up a ball. Senior golfers looking to get the most out of their practice flock to Power Tee because it helps in protecting their backs and avoiding any wrist jarring with the top-of-the-line mats. One senior golfer stated, “These new machines are cool. I think a lot of golfers my age will appreciate the addition of Power Tee”.

Al Arrigoni, Director of Golf at Chi Chi Rodriguez Driving Range had this to say on a Bay New 9 Special about the recent installation of Power Tee, “I appreciate the ease at which Power Tee can be used. Power Tee is a lot of fun, and it is technology in the game, which the game is evolving to. We have had a lot of positive feedback so far and we look forward to more.”

Power Tee CEO Martin Wyeth said, “Chi Chi Rodriguez Driving Range is one of the most notable golf practice facilities in all of Florida. We are excited to partner with James and Al and the rest of their team. With the new addition of Power Tee, golfers are going to come from all over the Tampa area to use Power Tee and get the chance to practice unlike any other facility in the nearby area”.


About Power Tee

Power Tee is the world's premier automated teeing system and is currently installed and featured at 80% of the golf ranges in the U.K including St. Andrews, The Belfry, and Celtic Manor. Power Tee offices are in Jacksonville, FL, and Swindon, U.K., Power Tee is currently automating the bays in ranges in 18 countries, teeing up more than 6 million balls each day.


About Chi Chi Rodriguez Driving Range

The Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization in Clearwater, Fl that was founded in 1979 by professional golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez, founder of Raymond James Financial, Bob James, and former educator and golfer, Bill Hayes. Positioned on 170 acres is an 18-hole public golf course, driving range, and the Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy, which is a living classroom that provides nontraditional students with hands-on learning. Proceeds from the public golf club and driving range are directed towards supporting the next generation at the Academy. The Academy positively impacts the community's graduation rate and prepares students for success in the most important game of all— life."

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