Distributed by Specialty Products of Muskegon Heights, Michigan, this Nif-Tee consists of a solid metal base connected to a black gum-rubber articulating tee head. It is offered here in its original box with instructions. The flaps on one end of the box are missing and on the other end held together with tape.
To use this device, the golfer would set the ball on the black tee head. The metal base would extend behind the tee head. Because the base was sloped, lowest at the very back, it would "compel" the golfer's club directly into the back of the ball! The base was advertised as "designed to withstand hard usage" and able to prevent "digging up the ground." Upon contact with club, the tee head would swivel down so as to not become damaged or provide resistance to the club.
For the sake of those keeping score at home, this tee was once in the
Charlie Yaws collection. "Yaws" has been removed from the back anchor
in all of the images except for the last image, which shows the name
before it was wiped off, restoring the tee to its pristine original condition.
What a fabulous tee! It's wonderfully impractical on so many levels, but ingenious, too!