Ever try compression socks? They’re quite amazing. Somehow the compression of the sock helps circulation, reduces muscle fatigue, and helps prevent bone aches.
Swiftwick Compression Socks
Today was my first round testing out some new compression socks from Swiftwick. I was wearing the Vibe model (pictured right above and pictured below), an ankle high compression sock. In the heat of 96 degrees my feet felt very comfortable and dry today.
Swiftwick Vibe Compression Socks
Full review of the Vibes coming after I’ve had a chance to test them for a few more rounds.
This U.S. Open is this week. Cool. That means golf PR companies will be flooding lazy golf bloggers with apparel scripts to post. Well here’s a USEFUL apparel script. If you are thinking of getting dad something for Father’s Day, check out this HEAD TO TOE Father’s Day apparel script:
Muze Clothing – Cinderella Story Hat
Muze Clothing makes fun hats which look like major golf brand logoed items, but upon further inspection have classic quotes from the movie Caddy Shack.
Under Armour Mahan Sunglasses
Under Armour makes killer threads, but did you know they may killer sunglasses? One of my favorite pairs is the Under Armour Mahan model sunglasses, as seen on the head of Hunter Mahan.
Bobby Jones XH20 Aero Polo
There are so many great apparel choices for golf polos. I have done many reviews over the last year. I’m really digging the new Bobby Jones golf polos (above).
Sunice Tornado Bollon Jacket
Sunice makes some really great golf outerwear for those times when it is a little cold, windy, or wet.
Nexbelt Men’s Golf Belt
Nexbelt makes really cool golf belts which have a ratchet tightening mechanism, and a hidden ball marker. Men’s and women’s available.
Dunning Merino Wool Boxer Brief Base Layer
Dunning makes amazing merino wool sport underwear. Can undies shave strokes off your game? Why take the chance of not wearing these and never knowing?
Tattoo Golf shorts
Tattoo Golf just released a fantastic line of golf shorts. I wore these gray shorts (above) for the first time yesterday. Very sharp, and yes they do have skulls on them. Rock it.
kentwool tour golf socks
Kentwool makes the best golf socks on the planet. I refuse to wear crappy cotton socks anymore after wearing Kentwools for so many years. Simply the best golf socks anywhere.
FootJoy DNA Golf Shoes
The new FootJoy DNA golf shoes are fantastic. Since I received my pair a few months ago they’ve been my gamer pair. Comfortable, very high performance, and classy looking.
FootJoy City – Black/Mocha
Hybrid golf shoes are a big these days. These are shoes which can be worn on or off the golf course. Once again, FootJoy is the ticket for dad. The FootJoy City shoe is a very comfortable golf shoe which could double as a dress shoe.
Tattoo Golf Charcoal Gray Golf Shorts
Oh goodie. I haven’t even worn them yet, but I can already tell what my new favorite golf shorts are going to be. Tattoo Golf, one of my all time favorite golf apparel and accessory companies, now has a line of golf shorts. Tomorrow I’ll be putting these fine looking threads into play. I’m sure I will not be disappointed. The subtle skull on the side is killer. Pun intended.
Father’s Day is coming up quick. You can still get these for dad in time.
Signed, DAD. 😉
- 7.5 oz., 60/40 cotton/polyester
- Dyed-to-match plastic button closure
- Self-fabric waistband
- Two back pockets with button closure on left side
- Media pocket on back right
Nexbelt Men’s Golf Belt
After a few weeks of successfully not having my shorts fall down, I’m ready for my Nexbelt review. Yes, reviewing golf gear can be very challenging at times.
Nexbelt makes dozens of belts for golf and other applications, for both men and women. Many styles and sizes are offered, including customization. I’d really like to get a customized HOG belt. I’ll work on that for another review.
Nexbelts are unique in that they use a ratchet system to tighten and secure the belt, rather than the old style holed belts. Therefore their belts look nicer without holes which can wear and look shabby over time.
Because of the same ratchet system, the belts are sold as one size and cut down by the wearer to a custom fit. Since the teeth of the ratchet are so much closer together than the sizing holes of a regular belt, the tightness can be adjusted easily. For me this is great. I like to loosen my belt when sitting at the office writing golf blog posts, and perhaps have it set to a medium or stronger tightness on the golf course. A couple of ticks of the ratchet make that size tweaking easy. This simply cannot be done with a standard belt.
Custom fitting by Nexbelt
On The Course
The golf specific belts are very cool. I have a great looking green belt and the lovely bride has a white women’s version.
Along with the benefits of a stylish looking belt which is perfectly fitted for my ever changing waistline, is a neat James Bond 007 feature. The buckle doubles as a hidden door which opens from top to bottom. Hidden inside is a golf ball marker which is held in place magnetically. The ladies’ version of this setup includes a ball marker with plenty of bling. So cool.
Bling ball marker inside hidden door (women’s version)
Nexbelts’ golf belts are stylish, perfectly fitted to each individual, and have a neat hidden door with ball marker inside. Best of all, they keep my shorts from falling down, like a good belt should.
HOG Nexbelt photo gallery.
Following yesterday’s FIVE birdie round I felt I’d have enough experience in the new Kentwool KW Series Men’s Sport Socks to post my review. Obviously such great golf play was not a result of having great golf clubs, a great golf ball, or executing shots. It was all attributable to the socks. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.
Kentwool KW Series Men’s Sport Socks
About the KW Men’s Sport Socks
Kentwool as one might deduce, makes wool socks. I’ve been wearing Kentwools for several years now. I will NOT wear cotton socks again after wearing Kentwools! The KW Men’s Sport Socks are a slight departure. They’re part wool and part bamboo. The great thing about bamboo is that it is probably one of the most eco-friendly and replenishable materials in the world. It grows seriously fast.
The bamboo allows the same performance and moisture wicking, but in a thinner and lighter sock.
This sock is currently available in two colors: black/blue (pictured) and natural grey.
The KW Sport comes in medium, large, and extra-large sizes.
On The Course
The KW Sport is extremely comfortable. The last two rounds I’ve played with them the temperatures were 94 and 92 degrees. No sweat, literally. Feet dry and comfy.
$20.95 is not cheap for a pair of socks. As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for.” This show is well worth the price of admission. Great performance, moisture reduction, comfort. Fabulous.
These would make a great Father’s Day golf gift! Snag a pair of these for dad. If I’m your dad (or even if you want me to be), snag me another pair!