A Perth man has invented a small piece of equipment that helps to enhance enjoyment of the game of golf for many people. Mario Caya was inspired by his 72-year-old father-in-law and his three year-old son back in 2005. Both had trouble teeing up the ball in hard ground – for different reasons. How to fix this? Invent the Birtee Pro, of course! It’s a revolutionary new golf tee that resembles – of all things – a badminton birdie. The Birtee Pro is designed to be fast and easy to use. They’re durable, reusable, recyclable and Canadian made. They provide a constant height for any size club and they conform to USGA and RCGA Rules of Golf. They can be used on normal golf surfaces and hard ones, too, such as gym floors, indoor golf simulators and – for the super keen – frozen ground. The Birtee eliminates the need for pushing the tee into the ground and provides more consistency. Any golfer can use them, but it’s ideal for youngsters, beginners or those who are losing their flexibility or have health problems. They are for sale in several Canadian retail outlets and are gaining ground internationally, too! Not only is this a great Canadian invention, but a portion of proceeds from sales go towards breast cancer and Alzheimer research – another way Mario is helping his family. Learn more at www.birtee.com.