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October 17, 2015

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Getting Back To What Got Me There

As the 2015 Golf Season comes to close for me competitively, I look back at my year as rather average. Not average necessarily when it comes to scoring and tournament wins but average in the iron play and putting categories. Luckily, I drove the ball better than I have in 5 years so that really kept me in the game. Being that it was an average year, I was forced to look back in the archives for past seasons when I was much better hitting my irons and rolling the rock. It's funny the past two seasons were the first that I played a "players cavity back" set of irons instead of the classics blades I grew up on. My thought was, being that I no longer practice on a daily basis, I need as much help as I can get without sacrificing too much of my ability to flight the ball the way I want. I think this change aided me into mediocracy when it came to my iron play. I believe with a blade you know you have to bare down and hit it on the button every swing. A plus 2 handicap player should be able to do this day in day out, right? That's why I've decided to trade my shovels in for one of the sets I grew up on, The Ben Hogan Apex Blade. I want to look down and know I have to hit it perfect, for some reason it takes me to a higher level of concentration and the end result is, I hit better shots. I know I'm not in the majority when it comes to this concept but I guess that is what turns my cranks. My dad always says, "I like to play blades because it's more of a challenge." After hearing him say that over and over throughout the years, I think he hit it right on the screws! Also, for the next season I'm tossing the modern putter in the dumpster and going back to the old trusty Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport Beach Putter. It seems like in the past years we are seeing less and less Scotty's being played. Everyone is going to all these high tec inserts and groove rolling technology as have I. I'm going back to old trusty because putting is an art not science. Feel is everything when it comes to great putting not science. All this being said, I think you get my gist. I'm going back to equipment  that made me the player I am today. I'm sacrificing technology for feel, because growing up developing my game at the muni, I never thought of technological advantages, all that mattered was hitting pure shots and rolling in birdie putts!
September 22, 2015

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Introducing Muni Kids Wood Bag Tags

Recently we dropped our new Muni Kids Wood Bag Tags and I thought we should tell you a little about them. We wanted to create golf accessories that were really one of a kind. After brainstorming for many days we decided, what would be better than wooden bag tags made right here in house at the Muni Kids Workshop. Each bag tag starts out on a long strip of wood. We measure out the length of each tag and then we go straight to branding them with our logo. The branding iron is heated up in a fire pit and then used to brand each one individually. Branding is not an exact science so the beauty of these bag tags is each one has it's own individuality. After the branding is done, we start to cut them to the proper length so they are all separated. The next step is drilling the holes out for the leather straps. Then we decided to go with two different staining options, a darker Mission Oak and a lighter Pecan. Some of our bag tags get personally numbered next and stained while we keep some unstained so we can add personalization if you choose and then stain and number them. Our Muni Kids Wood Bag Tags are a project that we are really proud of and turned out great. We are really excited to finally be able to share these with you guys! Hope you enjoy!

August 20, 2015

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Muni Kids X PlayKleen :: The Best Towel In The Game.

We are really proud to announce our latest product to be added to munikids.com, the Muni Kids Proline Towel by PlayKleen. To give you a little background information on PlayKleen, here's what you need to know. PlayKleen was founded by entrepreneur Travis Teeple and current Touring Professionals Michael and Andrew Putnam. Their mission is to create golf towels that are durable, hold up in the heat, and can stand the test of time, not to mention they look amazing! The towels themselves are made of what the guys at PlayKleen call FLEXTEK Material. The towels are made of very soft and durable microfiber strands, that are configured in a waffle weave pattern that allows for a nice deep clean. As for how absorbent the towel is, it holds up to 300% of it's weight in water. They offer their towels in 3 different sizes, The Proline, Clubline, and Triline. PlayKleen offers several different color ways in each model as well as customization options that include embroidery or sublimation. Here at Muni Kids we decided that we wanted to make a logo towel available because let's face it, it's one of the most important yet underrated pieces of equipment we need to play the best golf we can. After researching all our options, PlayKleen was the best option by a long shot and didn't hurt that Travis Teeple was great to work with and incredibly helpful in creating our towels, a true professional. We decided to go with the Proline model towel which measures 17" x 37" the perfect size players towel. Their are two different color way options available online, Black/White and Red/White/Blue. Before we put the towels online at munikids.com for our customers, we thought we would test the towel out and let you guys know what we thought. After using the towel for 5 rounds it was very clear that the towel lived up to everything that PlayKleen promotes, it's durable, the heat had no affect on it's performance, and it holds more than it's weight in water. Something that I found to be very underrated about the towel was that it is very lightweight, I never thought that the weight of my golf towel was something I would factor in when grabbing a towel for my bag when I go play, until I used this one. It's like it's not even there it's so light. Muni Kids Staff Member, Drew Reinland, decided that he wanted to use the towels at the Northwest Open earlier this week for the first time and afterwards he was ecstatic about the towel's performance. Drew said that it was easily best towel he'd ever used and he said to top it off, it just visually looks better than anything he had ever used. PlayKleen says on their website, "Give us a shot, you'll be glad you did." We are sure glad we did. Thanks guys!

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July 15, 2015

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Is Technology Making Drivers That Much Better?

It seems now a days that the golf club corporations are putting out a new driver at least two times a year. Every time they market it to be the next greatest thing to ever happen to golf clubs. How can the consumer keep up if this were true? They are making it sound like you are at a disadvantage if you are playing last years model. I believe this to be completely false. The technology is no longer rapidly improving and has hit a stall, just like they did in the persimmon era. In the 50's, 60's, and 70's it wasn't that out of the ordinary for tour players to keep the same model of driver in the bag for over a decade. I recently hit the same driver for 6 years until it caved in and can no longer find that model in good shape even on ebay. I'm yet to find something even in the same ballpark as good as that driver. The local golf philosopher at the muni I grew up on, Gregg Corn, has always preached since I was a kid, if you find a driver and shaft combo that you like, you should own three of them. Driver technology is just not getting that much better. So the long and short of this story is, if you find a driver you like, don't feel pressured to get the latest greatest thing because you might already have the best option for you already in your bag and just need to stock up.

June 11, 2015

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Jones Bags Co. :: A Reinvented Classic

"It’s oh so very good to be back. The Jones Sports Company would like to extend its appreciation for the movement to bring back an icon. 40 years in the remaking, with a passion for purity, Jones is thrilled to have the re-release of The Original Jones bag on our shoulder, and aspirations to continue bettering the golf world in sight. We look forward to uniting generations around this legendary bag as we bring a vintage piece back to life." - Jones Bag Crew

The Original Jones bag may be one of the most iconic golf bags of all time, your dad has probably owned 2-3 throughout his life and it probably brings back college golf memories. When I last year that they had relaunched the brand I knew that I had to have one. There is just something about carrying your bag with one strap and laying it on the ground that really has a muni vibe. Call me nostalgic, but it has a very dapper swag to it even today. When you see someone carrying one you instantly know that they have game, you just do. To top it all of, the guys who run the show at Jones, are a great group of young guys who have a passion for the game and its traditions. Make sure to check out the Muni Kids Jones Bag available for sale in the online catalog. As the guys at Jones say, "The best thing in golf is back to regain its throne." #PlayersWanted

June 01, 2015

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REVIVING THE HOGAN LEGACY

Many years ago when Ben Hogan was in the prime of his career, he wrote a letter and sent it to every club pro in the USA asking that they give his Hogan Brand clubs a look for stocking in their shops and personal use. "These clubs shall be as perfect as modern day tools and instruments can perform," he said. After nearly four decades of success the company eventually went bankrupt under Top-Flite Golf in 2003 and was sold to Callaway Golf, who ended production of the brand just 5 years later. In 2010, Callaway sold the name rights to Perry Ellis International and they sold clothing branded under the legends name. In 2014, Terry Koehler, a former marketing director for the Hogan Brand in the 1990's bought the rights to the name, with the dream of building golf clubs bearing the Ben Hogan signature once again. Getting back to roots of the company he moved productions to less than 10 miles from the original plant that Hogan started building them in during the 50's. He also hired several ex-employees totaling more than 130 years experience with the Hogan Brand. This week in Orlando, FL for the PGA Merchandise Show, they revealed the newly launched Ben Hogan Ft. Worth 15 irons and wedges and they are absolutely beautiful. In my opinion maybe the best looking blade on the market currently. They are set to ship their first orders out April 1, 2015 and are selling the irons individually at $150 per club. Take a second and take a look at these. They are truly a work of art. Unknown                     images images-1