Spring golf, how do those two words sound to you? With Masters week just a few days away, it’s the perfect time to look at some of the great golf products you should be checking out as the calendar shifts to golf, this spring, summer and fall. One piece of golf apparel that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle, but when you think about it, it may be the most important thing you wear may be golf socks.
Enter Kentwool, and the best golf socks in the world. Since the 1800s, Kentwool has been one of the country’s longest running and family-owned textile companies. In 2008 Kentwool started creating high tech socks which call upon wool’s natural wicking power and ability to cool, to make high performance golf socks. Just this month, Kentwool partnered with the Association of Professional Tour Caddies (APTC). This means that over 100 professional tour caddies will be wearing Kentwool socks. The math then says that 50 million steps will be taken in Kentwool socks, on tour without a blister. The caddies really do all the heavy lifting, so this is a natural and welcome partnership.
“At golf’s highest level, every step counts, so who better to serve as a testimonial to the comfort and performance of our socks than professional Tour caddies,” said Dan Murphy, president at Kentwool. “We are excited about this relationship because we believe we can improve the podiatric health of caddies while helping to raise awareness of the important job they do week-in and week-out. In addition, we know that caddies act as trusted advisors to their players on and off the course, so this relationship will only help us grow use of Kentwool among the world’s best golfers as well.”
Kentwool has been prepping for this for months. The brought popular caddies like Damon Green, the longtime caddie for 2-time Major Champion, Zach Johnson to their booth at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. They have refreshed their website making in more user-friendly and bringing new features to the table.
The updated Kentwool website now includes “Caddy Corner.” This is where you can learn more about the guys that carry the bags and offer advice to the best golfers in the world, while out on the course. Read testimonials from the caddies as well as a list of the caddies wearing Kentwool and how to follow their posts on Twitter. Heck, caddies are many times better follows on Twitter than the players themselves.
“Caddie Corner” will serve as a resource for caddie insights, stories and a unique perspective on the lives of Tour players,” adds Murphy. “Furthermore, consumers will be given an opportunity to ask caddies questions and they will respond within 24 hours. In addition to “Caddie Corner,” Kentwool will also introduce several cause-related initiatives tied to marquee events and their designated charities throughout the season.”
If you are prepping for the 2016 golf season, you will need to try Kentwool socks. Choose from Men’s Tour Profile orTour Standard socks as both are constructed from a special blend of Super Fine Merino Wool long with natural and high-tech performance fibers. WINDspun technology is infused to deliver extra comfort. Kentwool socks are designed to “reduce friction, abrasion and muscle fatigue.” It’s a relief to know that Kentwool offers a lifetime “Blister-Free Guarantee” with each and every pair sold. Golfers, hikers and those that want comfort, durability and an extra cushion on their feet swear by Kentwool.