It didn’t back in 1899 for golfer Doctor George Franklin Grant. He was tired of teeing off a clump of dirt (the current standard) and invented the wooden golf tee…all while being a dentist nd the first African American professor at Harvard University. It wasn’t the first tee; there were other versions, but he got the patent inn December 1899 for something the golf world viewed as “better”. It took 100 years for George to get the real credit but you’ll see the pros still use his version for the Tourney of Champions next week in Maui.
A good goal for 2020: It’s always better to help “make it better”