safetee partners with Ryder Cup by signing official Licensee Agreement


The lightweight insert for your golf cap is the smart, simple and stylish solution to bring additional safety on the golf course. safetee, creator of the safetee X-Light protector, has signed a new licensing agreement with the Ryder Cup.

The safetee X-Light Protector, which is tailored for both men and women, is a stylish and lightweight insert for golf headwear that is practically invisible, highly protective and super comfortable. It reduces the energy impact of a ball strike by up to 87% just by fitting easily into any golf cap without changing the shape of the hat. As an officially licensed partner for the Ryder Cup, safetee will be supplying protectors to volunteers and officials at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club during the event, which takes place from 29 September – 01 October 2023.

Philipp Schneider, the creator and CEO of safetee, commented, “I developed the safetee protector after my wife was almost struck on the head by a golf ball at a tournament three years ago. I decided to see if a cap protector would make a difference as a precaution if someone was hit by a ball. After three years of developing and testing, we produced the safetee protector, which offers maximum head protection without sacrificing the look or usual comfort of wearing your favourite golf cap on the course.

The special tee structure of the safetee protector is characterised by its recesses, meaning that the protector remains flexible and adapts perfectly to any head shape. It is super lightweight (only 100g), ultra-thin (only 4mm), and is skin-friendly and breathable. Learn more about the technology behind the X-Light protector here, which won the “Most Innovative Concept” in the Inventors Spotlight Award, at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show.

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About safetee
The young start-up safetee technologies was founded in 2019 in Germany. It has set itself the goal of establishing a new standard of safety in golf with its revolutionary safetee X-Light protector.

In response to 100,000 yearly accidents caused worldwide by stray golf balls and club heads, the company developed the special insertable safetee X-Light protector.
The protective feature is located inside a cap: a removable protector made of a special plastic composition serves as “invisible” protection in the upper head area.
The X-Light protector reduces the impact energy of a golf ball by up to 87%, significantly reducing the risk of injury to the head and can prevent serious accidents. The special high-tech material is breathable, flexible, and lightweight
thanks to its ventilation openings. The X-Light protector from safetee can be inserted into any standard cap and has been certified by the R&A.
Seeking to revolutionize safety in golf, safetee have partnered with the Porsche European Open and the “Race to Dubai Finale”, and is an official licensee of the Ryder Cup, equipping volunteers at 2023 Ryder Cup on the Marco Simone golf course in Italy.