Jun 4, 2011

Kikkor Golf's Lepp Ditches Office For Some Fairway Action

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  6/04/2011 01:53:00 PM   3 comments

When you only play in one tournament a year you better make it good. Seems like Kikkor Golf's founder James Lepp is doing just that at the Times Colonist Island Savings Open at Uplands Golf Club in Victoria this week. With rounds of 70 and 69 he's only 4 shots off the lead held by fellow Canadian Wes Heffernan. Lepp has plenty of skill with an outstanding amateur record plus he's also had some success at Uplands, where he lost in a playoff in 2008 to Daniel Im. But even though he's in contention in Victoria, Kikkor Golf is his full time gig. With sales of the high performance street inspired golf shoes doing great he has no aspirations of playing more even though the game is there.

From Vancouver Sun:
"I doubt I'll play in Kamloops," he said. "I just don't have time to. Even if I was to win I don't think I would play. But if I win maybe that will get me into the Canadian Open [at Vancouver's Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club] and I'll be sure to play that one."

He also plans on showing his spirit Saturday with some sort of homage to the Vancouver Canucks his favorite team. We just hope someone gets some footage of James in his Canuck attire.

From Vancouver Sun:
"Hopefully I don't have to play too late on Saturday because I want to watch the game," he said. "I don't know if they'll allow me to wear a jersey but I'll find something to wear."

The affable James Lepp discusses his opening round at the Times Colonist Island Savings Open & Kikkor Golf Shoes.


I've been testing out Kikkor Golf's Retro WP golf shoes lately. Stay tuned for my review. Great golf shoes that may be even better than last years models.











About Sean Crogie

Father of 3, #golf writer, full-time mail carrier, part-time @RideauViewGolf Turf Team #PJ20 fan, golfing nomad.
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3 comments:

Annette said...

Hi Sean,
I like your "Kikkor Golf Lepp Ditches office for some fairway action". Very well written! Couldn't agree more, when you only play one, you better make it good. The shoes look awesome! I was wondering if I would be able to feature your post in our golf community?

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity please email me at annettewong@atomicreach.com

Cheers,
Annette

Glad I stumble upon your article.
Made my day here in my breitling superocean store more fun. Thanks!

I can see that you had done a great deal of research here. I enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoy my sport bike helmet collection.

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