I’ve said it many times over many years: Kentwool is the best golf sock on the planet. Period. I had to do some digging to find my first Kentwool golf blog post. As far as I can tell, it was this Kentwool review back on August 23rd, 2011. Roughly seven years ago. Yeah I have sock reviews older than most golf blogs. Some of the socks in my drawer are that old because Kentwool socks refuse to die. Then again, I probably have underwear twice that old. Call the hazmat team.
I’ve been due to freshen up the sock drawer because some of my very old KW’s are starting to thin out. They’re still very useable and have not lost their stretch, but not as padded after being washed 100’s of times. Keep in mind we are talking about socks that have walked literally thousands of miles and are up to SEVEN years old.
I’ve restocked a few new pairs, as seen in the photo above. I still need to get a bunch more blacks and whites, which are my daily gamers.
I also wear Kentwool dress socks too, called the 19th Hole. They’re super comfortable and most importantly for me, not too hot.
In fact, I should mention for those who haven’t tried Kentwools. Though they’re wool, they are not itchy and they are not too hot, even in the summer.
The Great Sock Scripting Malfunction of 2016 Will Go Down in Infamy
Golf Apparel Review: KENTWOOL TOUR Golf Socks
Colorful Supplemental Kentwool Tour Sock Review
Kentwool Game Day Collection Golf Socks
In the previous post about the 2016 RCK Salt Lake City Amateur tournament, I mention briefly a sock scripting malfunction. I thought the story deserved it’s own golf blog post so here it is.
In the 2nd round of the tournament Sunday I had some other problems in the shoe/sock department. I can laugh now but at the time I was not laughing.
I walked some 20+ miles in some new shoes early in the week and as a result got a bad blister on my left heel, along with some kind of injury on my right arch. So I had some pain in both feet, which makes walking 12 miles in the tournament a little difficult.
I taped the hell out of my ankle and changed shoes on the 2nd day. That helped a lot. The new old shoes did not rub or make the blister worse thank the golf gods.
Sock Scripting Malfunction
It was about 7 a.m. and my bedroom was still dark Sunday morning, the day of the second round. As to not wake up the lovely sleeping beauty bride, I quietly grabbed a pair of white Kentwool Tour socks from my drawer and tip toed out of the bedroom and headed to the tournament. In the parking lot of the course when I attempted to put the socks on I found they were about 8 sizes too small. They were my 3-year-old son’s Kentwools, accidentally located in my sock drawer! Complete and utter sock scripting #fail.
I had no choice. I stretched them and put them on. Surprisingly I could stretch them enough to cover my feet and ankle. My playing partners/buddies told me “just buy some damn socks in the pro-shop!” I told them, “I’m not going to buy a crappy pair of cotton socks. I’d rather wear my 3-year-old’s Kentwools than adult size crap socks.” They thought I was nuts. Then again, they don’t wear Kentwools so they can’t possibly understand.
A few holes in my toes were being crushed together and the stretched fabric was not giving me enough padding. I knew if I continued on I’d do even more damage to my feet. On the 3rd hole I called lovely bride and asked her to bring me new socks.
On the 8th fairway a cart from the pro-shop came down with a grocery sack for me. Special delivery from the wife. Inside was a pair of white Kentwools. Thank you thank you. On the 9th tee I started to put the socks on and realized something. The socks were my wife’s socks, not mine! Too small again! Dammit to hell! I looked in the sack and fortunately she brought an extra pair of Masters green Kentwools, which were my size. What a relief.
Below are all the socks involved in this event, after I wore them all. The smaller sizes are a bit stretched out now.
I finished the hot round in 95 degrees with comfy feet and no further issues. Ironically I played better in my 3-year-old’s socks than ones that were my size.
The stats don’t lie. I guess I’ll be wearing my 3-year-old’s socks from this point on. Kentwools only, of course.
I’m currently putting together my 2016 apparel scripting as well as scripting for upcoming Hooked on Golf Blog World Tour visits to the ING Spring Conference, French Lick Resort, Cabo San Lucas, and most importantly 10 days in Scotland this summer. I’ve turned to Kentwool, maker of the world’s best golf socks, for the sock scripting. This should do the trick:
If you’re not familiar with Kentwool let me tell you a little bit about them. They are an american company dating back to 1843 and have made all sorts of garments including some for the US Military. In 2010 they launched a line of premium golf socks which are 61% wool, 27% polyester, 10% nylon and 2% spandex.
They’re also 100% awesome. Seriously. There’s nothing close to Kentwools. I’ve reviewed countless socks in the 11+ years this modest golf blog has been operating and KW’s are THE best. No comparison. I love my Kentwools so much I’ve made them the ONLY sock choice in my drawer. For me it’s Kentwool or nothing.
I posted my first review of the Kentwool Tour sock back in 2011.
Since then I’ve reviewed many other models of Kentwool:
Kentwool 19th Hole Collection Socks
Kentwool Graduate Compression Socks
Kentwool KW Series Men’s Sport Socks
Well it is that time of year, the “gift guides” are all over the blogosphere now. Ah, I remember back in the days when I did one of the only golf blog Christmas gift guides. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Today’s golf gift guide is specifically geared around golf apparel. Featured below I have several golf apparel suggestions. Click the title of each one, or the image to read the full review. Happy Christmas shopping! If you follow my suggestions, your gift recipient will be very happy.
I have to include the Hooked On Golf Blog 2014 Apparel Product of the Year. This is an absolutely amazing sweater, made from baby alpaca fur. I wore it today.
The best golf shoes I’ve worn in 2015 are the FootJoy Hyperflex. These wild looking shoes have provided a very stable base along with comfort to last walking round after round.
Dunning is one of the absolute best golf apparel brands on the planet. This 1/4 zip thermal has been a gamer in my golf scripting for nearly a year. So comfortable and so good looking.
Any HOG reader knows already that Kentwool Socks are THE best golf sock, ever in the whole universe. Now they have colors for your favorite college teams. These aren’t cheap, but I REFUSE to wear any other sock.
Get the person on your Christmas gift list a custom milled golf buckle and belt from NXT18 Golf. Send them a graphic and they’ll put it right on the buckle. If you’re not sure what graphic to use, they have the HOG logo on file.
This golf polo is super comfortable, very classy and simple, and keeps the player dry even in the most humid conditions. Highly recommended.
Pop quiz: What college football team is currently ranked #5 in the AP poll and is still undefeated?
Answer: My University of Utah Utes.
In the festive spirit of college football and college sports in general, Kentwool is now making a new rainbow of colors for their Tour Profile golf socks called the Gameday Collection. The Gameday Collection features color schemes from most colleges out there, including my Utah Utes. Kentwools are the ONLY socks I wear. Period. That’s it. These wool socks are unbelievable and by far the best socks I’ve ever worn, bar none.
For info on the new product line see the HogWire press release from Kentwool.
And below are some links to other Kentwool reviews I’ve done.
Kentwool Graduate Compression Socks.