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-- The artificial "peg" tee is not an integral part of the game, except to all of us "modern" golfers.
I do not agree that there is evidence of artificial teeing implements being used widespread much before the 1930s. In fact, the widespread use of wooden peg tees began, as I noted, around the 1950s.
Most of the patents you cite were failed ideas that sold rather poorly. This is why they are rare collectibles -- not many were made/sold and not many have therefore endured.
I take tremendous exception to your statement that artificial tees are an integral part of the game. Perhaps artificial "teeing", but not artificial tees.
Do I ever feel this idea has merit? Sort of. But mostly it might get us thinking about how such a small item COULD affect golf positively. Perhaps it will spawn another, better, idea...