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#1 Flv02

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:08 AM

The KP Golf Tape

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Introduction
Many items arrive at my doorstep throughout the year. As you have seen from my reviews, either they are successful at what they do, or they are not. Whether they get a rating of a 50 or a 100, all of the items start from a good idea. An idea that is put into action so that everyday golfers like you and me can be a better golfer or perform tasks easier. One of those items is the KP Golf Tape. This product, whether you are an official, tournament director, or just an average Joe on the practice green, can make the actions you are performing much easier.

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What is it?
The KP Golf Tape is simply a measuring tape for golfers to use to measure distances between the hole and either your ball or a spot on the green.

How to Use
The KP Golf Tape is EXTREMELY easy to use. It is basically a four step process. Open the clasp and then secure it around the flagstick. After doing those two steps, drag the tape to your golf ball and read your measurement. After that is done, just roll the measuring tape using the wheel on the back, and then store it. If you need to measure more than one ball, you do not even have to walk back to the flagstick and repeat the process. What makes the KP Golf Tape so unique is the fact that you can rotate it 360 degrees. This just makes an easy product even easier to use.

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Does it Work?
Three words come to mind when I think about the KP Golf Tape: easy, portable, and effective.

Easy: As I mentioned above, it is very easy to use. The four step process may seem simple on your computer screen, but it is even simpler in person.

Portable: After rolling up the tape, it easily fits into your golf bag, which I find impressive for 100 feet of measuring.

Effective: It is very simple. The KP Golf Tape works. The KP Golf Tape is even more effective because of the many different things that you can do with it. It is very versatile, and I will describe the many different uses below.

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Uses:

Tournament Directors and Golf Courses: Because of its ease of use and 360 degree capabilities, the KP Golf Tape is perfect for Closest-to-the-Pin competitions for tournaments. Not only will it be easy to measure a foursome’s shots, but it will be quick because you just have the ability to go around the green with ease.

Officials: This is perfect for officials too. You can easily measure the closeness of golf balls to the pin, which allows for them to quickly decide who putts first.

Average Golfer: This is where the KP Golf Tape shines. Average golfers like you and me can easily benefit from having this product. On the practice green, you can set up different drills. Many golfers talk about setting up three foot circles, and drills of that nature. The KP Golf Tape lets you set up those drills quickly. For lag putting, you can easily measure out different lengths and practice from 30, 40, and 50 feet. How about the ambitious stat keeper? You can easily measure your ball on the course with it. When you use this product, you will become quicker and quicker with it. You can easily gather accurate measurements for your first putt length. By no means does that mean that you should measure when you have a foursome up your butt, but during a practice round, it can be very beneficial. I trust that you golfers who are reading this know when and when not to use it.

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Value
The 100 foot KP Golf Tape retails on their website for $49.95. Originally, I thought that was a little expensive for a measuring tape. After seeing its effectiveness, I can tell you that I have changed my mind about that. If you are the type of golfer that likes to visit the practice green, and you visit it often, it will be very beneficial to you. For tournament directors and golf courses, you will be using it a lot and it speeds up play. Like I always say, you all know yourselves best. If you are going to use this weekly, it is definitely worth the $50.

Conclusion
I am going to keep this short and sweet. The KP Golf Tape is staying in my bag and I will definitely be using it on the practice green. If you are going to use it on a consistent basis, it will be easily be worth the $50.
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#2 Aotearoa_Brad

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:29 AM

Would sure save some arguments for 'closest to the pin' bets on the course

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

I swear anyone using this during a casual round would get an 8i shaped dent in their head very quickly. I know that's not the point you made Frank, I'm just adding it though :)

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:53 PM

I can see how it would be good for a course to have these on the par 3 flag sticks on tournament days for the closest to the pin contests, also useful for marking a circle around a pin.

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#5 Flv02

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:52 PM

I swear anyone using this during a casual round would get an 8i shaped dent in their head very quickly. I know that's not the point you made Frank, I'm just adding it though :)


Hahaha thats why it was so hard to test this. Everybody goes out on the few golfing days left and I thought someone was going to hit me with AT LEAST a ball. I'm lucky my playing partners are used to me testing or they would have hit me with something too Thats why I tested this on the practice green. It wasnt to test the drills. It was for my health haha
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#6 GolfSpy Meyer

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:12 AM

I could actually use this product. In our regular Scotch game you get a point for closest to the pin, and many times we've had to walk off distance to see who was actually closer.

But for $50 I just don't see it. I think this needs to be under $20 for the average joe to actually consider purchasing it.

Since we don't actually need to get the distance, just see who is closest, we just picked up a $7 chalk line (minus the chalk) and it works perfectly.

I also found a 100' Dewalt roll up tape measure with a clip on the end for $20, throw a carabiner on it and you have the same product for much less cost. Just measure the carabiner and subtract the distance if you want to actually clip it to the flag pole. Seems like it would do the exact same thing as the KP Golf Tape.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

Like the product for two things.
1. closest to the pin contests
2. as a putting tool device for practice.

I have been think about this during my putting sessions. would be easy to use even with movable flags which my course has. even easier to mark multiple spots and put it away and spend an hour or more on the green....like it

thanks MGS Frank!




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