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Invention for the Millennium K2K Golf Clubs

By: Dr. Barry Lotz

Stop to consider for a moment the implications, the acceptance by and the use of some of the top names in golf such as Ben Crenshaw, Vijay Singh, Kirk Triplett, Hubert Green, Jim Albus, Brad Fable, Dicky Pride, Lee Trevino, Leonard Thompson, Harold Henning, Walt Zimbriski, Tommy Armour, Gibby Gilbert and Steve Veriato just to name a few, of a golf club. Even Jack Nicklaus has switched to the Kasco Driver AND at Bay Hill, I also saw the King himself, Arnold Palmer, using the K2K.

It is rare in todays highly competitive golf market, that a company can so capture the non-paid endorsements of those golfers both under competitors endorsements and independents.

Kascos products have become the most sought after club on the Senior Tour and PGA Tour. Their reputation and corporate philosophy of “Creating Perfection” is ubiquitous throughout their product line.

This article is about “an overnight success” story of a Japanese golf company called Kasco Golf. Kasco is also the most vertically integrated golf company in the world. Kasco is also considered to be in the upper most tiers of golf club manufacturers in the world, a fact not lost on some of the other major manufacturers. Their quality has no equal- period, hence the higher prices but well worth the expense.

Kasco is best known for its outstanding golf gloves, recognized as one of the top two brands of golf gloves for quality, feel and durability. These are the gloves that have been on sale at a major tournament in Georgia for a quarter of a century. Kascos president, Toshihiko Kamada himself was trained as a glove maker in a town that produced 90% of the Japanese glove market. It took him a decade to isolate the perfect hide for golf gloves.

Never mind the fact that as per James Achenbach of GolfWeek proclaiming that the “Kasco rocket golf ball is the best kept secret in America”. Kasco has invented a new golf club that is very unusual but highly effective.

The K2K is in a class of its own a new domain of clubs that can be best classified as “Long Range Attack Woods”. It is one of those inventions that allow a company from being an also ran to the Master of their Domain. It is a club that completely revolutionizes a players game, strategy and style.

Our 25 testers recorded the highest satisfaction rating of over 95% of any club tested in the past two years. The ONLY negative being that one has to “acclimatize oneself” to the unique design. Nevertheless, the results obtained by almost all the testers responses reduced this slight negative to “not really a problem”. The proof was in the pudding great feel and exceptional easy of use and marvelous distance.

At the recent Toshiba Classic, I personally witnessed Harold Henning using the club, loving the results and replacing his 2 and 3 irons for a #33 and #55 K2K.

His high finish in the standings reflected the additions of the K2K to his bag. The Kasco driver is also, according to the “Darrell Survey”, in the top 5 drivers on the Senior Tour.

The club is easier to hit, longer, straighter and higher than any fairway wood or long iron currently available. Kasco has improved on the best features of the fairway wood and the long iron in terms of distance and control.

The K2K, designed with Super Hyten (Kascos own patent), the hardest and strongest alloy presently being used in golf clubs and substantially stronger than titanium, can best be described as falling in between a driving iron and a fairway wood. It is not, in the true sense of the word, a fairway wood and it does not belong in the set of irons either.

The Super Hyten club heads are made with uniquely fine molds developed by Kasco using their own precise casting equipment. The Super Hyten club heads are half the thickness of a normal titanium head, which therefore allows for greater sensitivity of head design.

Kasco has transferred the weight to the sole, making it heavier for a lower and deeper center of gravity resulting in a higher trajectory and ease in getting the ball airborne more easily than ever before.

Of special note is that with the advent and use of Super Hyten, there is no need for Kasco to insert or add any other materials such as tungsten gravity screws on the bottom or face unlike the majority of other manufacturers. The result therefore is that the energy loss at impact is avoided at the junction of two (or multiple) different metals. This translates into maximum power transfer to the ball at impact and maximum distance.

The design of the K2K, while somewhat unusual, affords a “super wide Sweet Area” making the K2K very easy to hit, very forgiving and very straight. With the K2ks full rounded sole, hitting from any conditions such as bunkers or roughs is extremely easy. The bore through shaft with its reinforced tip ensures maximum stability and straight ball flight at impact.

While the K2K comes with a standard Kasco proprietary shaft which really excellent, we also re-shafted all the clubs with the new and very popular UST 75 shaft. Our testers were basically astounded and flabbergasted by the result. Obviously, changing shafts is ones prerogative and cost. (Kasco sells the only the fully assembled club) Each and every club performed demonstrably superior in both feel and especially distance. The #5 produced distances of 230 to 260 yards! 20 to 30 yards more than the standard shaft. Well worth the switch.

The K2K is currently available in a #33 (16°), #44 (19°) and #55 (22°). A #11, #22 #77 and #99 are planned for later this year.

While the suggested retail is $480, the market price seems to be settling in at about $400 per club.

Equally as impressive as the K2K is the Kasco VS Tour Driver with Super Hyten. This is the driver that Kirk Triplett used to win his first title after 262 starts on the PGA Tour. In the Audi Senior Classic, Hubert Green used the Kasco VS Tour Driver as did Gary Orr in winning the Algarve Portuguese Open.

Green grass retailers are clamoring for the Drivers and K2K especially in Florida, Georgia and California and Kasco is enjoying one of their best years in terms of business. In Japan alone, 60,000 K2Ks have been sold since September. As alluded to earlier, this long range attack club is simply the best piece of equipment available on the market today. The weight balance has been adjusted for the US market. Kasco does not plan on flooding the market and has instituted a brand awareness program and demo programs throughout the United States. Kasco clubs are available through Edwin Watts Golf 800.874.0146 or www.edwinwatts.com or for further information you can visit www.kascogolf.com or call 800.431.2560


Barry Lotz, J.D., Ph.D. is the director of the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America, the California Golf Writers Association, and serves both as a Consultant and Mediator to the golf industry. He is also the author of numerous books, including “333 Best Web Sites for Golfers” and his current book, “How to Build Business Relationships Through Golf” is in the Top Ten Golf Business Book’s best seller list.

He can be reached at www.pgtaa.com or drlotz@cbsgolf.net

 

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  3. Cleveland CBX ZipCore Wedges – www.clevelandgolf.com
  4. FootJoy Thermal Performance Full Zip Vest – www.footjoy.com
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  6. JumboMax Golf Grips - JumboMax.com
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  8. Sacks Parente Series 18 Cavity Back Flange Blade Putter - www.sacksparente.com
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Golf Equipment Reviews Sheets & Eats

Whisker Shoe Laces

Really? Yes indeed.


 
Whiskers Enters U.S. Golf Market with Array of Color Pops, Cool Patterns on Shoelaces
 
Whiskers has launched men’s and women’s premium golf-specific shoelaces in nearly 20 color pops and unique patterns, expanding beyond its immensely popular bespoke laces for sneakers, casual and dress shoes, and boots.
The Made-in-the-USA golf laces coordinate in style and color with famous golf footwear and apparel brands as well as palettes of college and professional sports teams.  Made of ultra-durable poly-nylon tech weave with high-grade aglets, they are available in classic and athletic profiles, flat and oval shapes, and 30- to 45-inch lengths.  Best sellers include navy and light blue, orange and white, berry and black, green and blue, and purple and pink.  A pair is $15 and a set of five is $60.
The company’s entry into the $84B golf economy is timely and massive.  Through August 2021, golf rounds are up 11.3% over 2020, with millennials – who especially relish self-expression – representing one of the fastest growing golf segments.  Sales of golf equipment, apparel and accessories rose 37% over the same 12-month period.
Golf style trends also align with the company’s mission to create a Whiskers “movement” and its vision to become the world’s most iconic, inspirational, aspirational and ubiquitous premium golf lace and accent brand.  Golfers are paying more attention to how they look, supported by a new crop of young, causal Tour players and influencers injecting tremendous fashion energy into the golf landscape.  Easing of traditional dress codes at country clubs also contributes to Whiskers’ market opportunity. $39.99 as shown.

In addition to a robust e-commerce business, programs underway include a seamless ordering portal for golf shops; special edition socks around major tournaments and other events; presence on the feet of PGA and LPGA Tour players; and collaborations with golf footwear and apparel brands.
The brand is uber-popular as evidenced by rave reviews from major fashion and lifestyle media, as well as customer testimonials.  Widely recognized as a “here-to-stay trend,” Whiskers’ laces are becoming collectors’ items and are available on scores of websites, select specialty shops and at www.whiskerslaces.com.

Make Winter time Productive For Your Golf Game

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If you live in an area where winter means cold temperatures, rain, sleet, snow and wind, your golf game may be tucked safely in the back of your mind.

While that’s understandable it is still a time to prepare for when the weather takes a turn for the better.

Here are some suggestions on how to make your winter productive for your game...

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This Month’s Featured Web Site Featured Golf School

 

If you thought the Orient Express was high class, then you will love Rovos Rail. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard our reconditioned wood-paneled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. Golf safaris are also available

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Professional Golf Teachers Association

PGTAA graduates have access to positions as golf teaching professionals including head professionals at

both private and public country clubs, golf schools, driving ranges, golf learning centers, indoor facilities, high schools and college coaches. Custom club makers have added golf teaching as a new dimension to their businesses. Graduates can also expect to hold positions as managers of both public and private golf facilities within the US and internationally.

A magazine’s review of the PGTAA

 

Instruction Area Gof Tips and Tricks

Having problems with your swing? – Fix your slice! by Johnny Miller

I recently was examining swing sequences of some of the greatest players in history. Knowing that some of these players favored a draw as their standard shot while others preferred a fade, I sought to identify swing features within each group that would explain their respective ball-flight tendencies. Something profound emerged that I think will benefit all golfers, especially those cursed with a wicked slice.

What I found was this: Virtually every accomplished fader of the ball–from Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods–displayed a straight left arm at the top of the backswing. Conversely, those who preferred a draw–players like Arnold Palmer and Bobby Jones–maintained a slight bend at the elbow.

This discovery is great news for most slicers, as they tend to do by accident what intentional faders do on purpose. In this article I’ll explain why the dynamic works, and how a simple swing change will make a powerful draw your standard shot.

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