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KP Golf Tape Measuring Tape

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Pros: well built, easy to use, plenty of tape

Cons: Heavy for walkers

  The KP Golf Tape (KP Tape) is a basically a tape measure that is 100 feet long that has a clamp that easily clamps onto the flagstick, does not damage the cup, and starts measuring from the edge of the cup.   It is extremely easy to use.  This ease is quickly noticed when you are going to measure a ball which is on the other side of the green from where you are.  All you do is clamp on the flagstick as you walk by and keep on moving.  There is no need to remove the flag as is required by most current mechanical measuring devices.  

The KP Tape is easy to keep in a bag or cart but would add a considerable weight if walking.   As for use by a tournament official in match play it would be godsend , especially as the clamp with its rollers will allow the tape and mechanism to pivot around the flagstick easily and the determination of .who is away. is made quite simple.  It would be nice to have a belt clip for the walking official in match play events but those are so few and far between I don.t believe it would be worth the added cost for everyone to bear.   I guess they will figure out a way to fit it into a stylish fanny pack.  

Speaking of cost,   the website http://www.kpgolftape.com/ has the 100 foot version of the device for sale at $49.95.  (N.B.  I show price paid as $49.95..however, I was given the device to test and did not pay for it)   The KP Tape does appear to be on the pricey side but the construction is quite sturdy and you would have to truly abuse it to do damage.  This device should outlast your bag, clubs, and in my case, me.  Everything looks to be screwed together (a lot like me, now that I think about it)  

The device is also good for practice, either by measuring different gaps on the chipping or putting green for distance practice or even for leaving it pulled out for a visual reference while chipping.  The winding mechanism was easy to use and clamp end fit into the storage housing easily.   

The only warning I have is that when I first pulled the KP tape out with various groups they all wanted every approach shot measured to see how close they were to the pin.  I started to worry about slow play until I realized how quickly I could do 3 or 4 measurements without any undue delay.  The game of the day a couple of times became one of who was the most accurate guesser of distance.  

 

 

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Pros: Many uses, Durable, Only need one person to use it

Cons: Heavy if you're carrying it and walking

 

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Throughout high school and college I played in a few regular groups where the KP Golf Measuring Tape would have been very useful. We had various bets going on during the round.  One of them was a Greenie bet (closest to the hole on par 3's) that were worth $5 and at least once a week you'd find one of us trying to figure who's closest by pacing the distance or using our putters to "measure".  If only we had the KP Tape, it would have saved us time and maybe even a few arguments a1_smile.gif

 

What exactly is the KP Golf Tape?  It's a 100 foot tape measure with an end specially designed to clamp to a flagstick.  No instrucutions needed, very simple and easy to use and only one person needs to operate it.  Rollers inside the clamp let it freely rotate around the flagstick to any point on the green without damaging the hole or the green.  

 

The design and construction of KP Golf Tape is solid. Main pieces are kept together with screws, not glued together. The plastic is thick and the tape itself as good as anything you.ll find in a hardware store.

 

In addition to the competition measuring, this also can be used for setting up various putting and chipping drills.  Here are a couple pics of my son using it in the backyard to practice his putting.  He's getting much better at dialing the length of his stroke for putts ranging from 5 ft- 15 feet (only so much room back there).  I think this is where players can struggle with distance control with putting.  They'll "hit" the putt harder to make it go a further distance than just make the stroke longer.  You should be able to close your eyes and gauge the difference between 5 ft, 8ft, 15 ft, etc.  Developing that touch and feel is going to help you give the ball the best chance to go in the hole.  Having bad speed control, trying to "ram" in the short putts, only makes the hole smaller.

 

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The KP Golf Tape would be great for golf course officials who need to determine who is away in match play. The problem is the unit is too heavy to just carry around.  Might be great for PGA Tour officials that get to ride around in carts but maybe not so much for USGA officials that walk with the group. The same would go for golfers that walk, the KP Golf Tape is going to add some noticeable weight to your bag.

 

At $49.95 it's a bit steep but will last you a long time, built for "years of abuse" as the website says. If you play in a regular money game, you'll use it every round.  Heck, you could even split the cost with the people in your group.  I think the unit is something that every club pro should consider buying for use in lessons, events and competitions.  The KP Golf Measuring Tape is a really great, practical product that is really simple to use for a variety of functions.  

 

Check out the KP Golf Website for more information and how to purchase

 

 

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KP Golf Tape Measuring Tape
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A measuring tape and clip made specifically for golf used to measure who is closest to the pin. A specially designed clip easily attached to the flag stick, stays where you attach it and rotates 360 degrees. KP Golf Tape gives a professional look to your tournaments and golf course. It is so easy to use and be implemented with little or no instruction. You do not have to worry about it breaking since the KP Golf Tape is made with high quality materials and designed to take years of abuse.

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