The scatter method uses a lot of surface area, making the entire area
practically unusable for the next person.
This sort of grouping uses less tee surface which is good, but the center
areas of damage rely solely on seed to recover which can greatly delay re-use.
The line method is the proper and BEST method for taking practice tee divots.
It allows for vegetative growth from both sides, and uses the least amount of tee surface.
Here is a short video of Joel Kachmarek from Tacoma Country and Golf Club demonstrating the proper method of taking practice divots on the range, thanks to him for the previous pictures also...