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All-American Dad

All-American Dad

This week, as we prepare to celebrate Fathers across America, we would like to highlight one of our very favorite fathers. TEAM54 ambassador Kyle Thompson shared with us his thoughts on buddies trips, golf apparel and the lessons he is teaching his children through what he has learned in golf. 

We also give nod to Kyle as he arrives at Erin Hills to participate in the 2017 U.S. Open Championship. It will be the second appearance in a U.S. Open for Kyle, a three-time All-American golfer at the University of South Carolina. He will wear key pieces from the CHASE54 Fall 2017 collection Boundaries Unknown, which exemplifies his potential perfectly. 

Kyle has worn CHASE54 for the 2017 season, and has already proven to be a true asset to TEAM54. He currently ranks No. 7 on the PGA Web.com Tour, and won the season-opener Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay, in brutal weather conditions. CHASE54 looks forward to cheering on Kyle during his U.S. Open rounds, and in the remaining 2017 season. 

 

Most random thing in your golf bag?

I randomly have some scissors in my golf bag.  I have no clue where they came from or how they got there, but strangely we use them all the time.  Odd huh?

 

If you were going to take a buddies golf trip…where would you go and why?

A golf trip with some buddies would be to Long Island, NY to play some of the great private courses up there like Shinnecock GC, National, Sebonack and Garden City CC. I love old school golf courses. I'm not sure how I'd get us on, but I'd figure it out. I have told you before I am persistent!  

 

Tell us why, as a golf professional, the fashion and function of golf apparel is important to you.

Having quality, good looking apparel is just as important to me as the clubs I use.  I must have clothes that perform well in all weather conditions and make me comfortable, as well as, match up nicely with my personal style. CHASE54 apparel checks both of those boxes for me, and is as good as anything I've ever worn!

 

Go-to post-round drinks and dinner?

My go-to post round dinner is Korean BBQ.  I love the dolsot bibimbap dish and a cold beer! It's so good!! (Kyle spelled this dish correctly and we are impressed!) 

 

Favorite off-course moment of the past year on tour?

My favorite moment of the past year is definitely the birth of my third child Raleigh last August.  We named him after the city where I have successfully earned three professional tour wins. He has been an amazing baby and huge blessing to our family! Excited to have my wife and kids out on tour with me the entire month of July, so that I can enjoy their love and support. 

 

What will you tell your kids about why you chose this career and what it has meant to you?

I've already told my kids why I play golf for a living.  It's what I always dreamed about as a kid, and I will continue to teach them that if you can dream it, it can happen.  I try to teach many of the great lessons that golf has taught me to my children, especially that perseverance and hard work pays off.  

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