KP Golf Tape Story
Hello, my name is Dave Roark and I am the inventor and owner of KP Golf Tape. This is a story of how and why I decided to build a tape measure just for golf.
I have been playing golf for about 10 years, off and on. I always loved the game but was always too busy raising kids or working to play much when I was young. Now that the kids have grown up (my kids have kids) I have the time to pursue my passion, GOLF. So for the last 4 years I have become an avid golfer. It is by far, in my opinion, the greatest game you can play. It offers so much. It gets you outside in the fresh air, a little exercise, you meet new people, create lifelong friendships, you can choose to compete or not compete, play against the course or against other golfers, play until you drop dead of old age, and you have 30,000 courses to chose from. I could go on, but I want to talk about something that can truly improve every golfer's game, the KP Golf Tape & Putting Drills.
I started to get a little more serious about improving my game about 3 years ago. I joined a country club and was playing two to three times a week (after work and on the weekends) I started to play with some groups on the weekends for a little money. What a blast just to play at first but after a while you want to WIN. That's when I realized that to win you need to be able to putt. You always hear the TV guys talk about it, but it really sinks in when you live it. So how to get better at putting. Probably practice. Ok, how to practice. I started going to the practice green and just started hitting putts from anywhere and everywhere. Not much help. I needed to start doing some drills. That's when it came to me. I need to measure out to specific distances. Sure wish I had a tape measure that would just clip on the stick and rotate. Not to be found. Thus began the journey of making a tape measure that would clip on a flag stick, stay where you attach it, and have the ability to rotate 360 degrees.
Well, after two years of R & D, spending every last cent, and never giving up, I finally got it done. The KP Golf Tape was born. It works exactly as I envisioned it. It sets up my Putting Drills fast and precise and I don't need someone to hold the other end of the tape. After getting the tape finished I came up with an alignment drill that I use the tape to set up. It is by far the best putting drill I have ever done. By doing this drill at least once a week my putts per round have gone down 3 per round. Golfers I get paired up with comment on how well I putt. It has made putting a strong part of my game and has taken a lot of pressure of the rest of my game. I now can't wait to get on the green so I can putt. My handicap went from an 8 to a 3 and I contribute that directly to my putting.It is a product that will improve your game. I know because it sure has improved mine.
In the beginning of 2013 I started selling the tapes as a Closest to the Pin measuring device. I believe that there is no better way to measure a golf ball's proximity to the hole other than with the KP Golf Tape. The Tapes are being used by golf courses nationwide and a few courses outside the US. The members I have talked to at the country clubs absolutely love them.