KENTWOOL named Official Golf Golf Sock of Hundred Hole Hike

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- KENTWOOL - the 169-year-old, family-owned American textile innovator - announces that it has been named Official Golf Sock of Hundred Hole Hike (HHH), the global giving platform supporting charitable fundraising by golf marathoners who will play and walk at least 100 holes in one day.
Through this partnership, HHH participants will each receive two pairs of the renowned Tour Profile performance golf socks, with hikers and pledgers also receiving exclusive discounts on additional purchases at www.KENTWOOLSocks.com.

"Hundred Hole Hike uniquely combines walking and philanthropy, which are among my favorite aspects of this great game," says Mark Kent, CEO and President of KENTWOOL. "Given the stress being placed on hikers' bodies, they will certainly appreciate our unmatched comfort features and blister-free guarantee."
A society of dedicated men and women seeking to use their passion for the game as a vehicle to better the lives of others, HHH allows for each hiker to choose their own causes. It's a robust and centralized venue for pledge collection, and daily web destination for avid walking golfers who embrace the game's traditions and philanthropic heritage.

"The support we're receiving from Mark and other golf industry leaders has been absolutely exceptional," says Hundred Hole Hike founder Jim Colton. "For our hikers, having the proper equipment and support makes a huge difference, and KENTWOOL makes the best socks I've ever worn."
Crafted from a proprietary blend of fine merino wool and high-tech fibers for superior moisture management, all KENTWOOL socks come with a 100 percent blister-free guarantee. Featuring WINDspun technology that infuses the fibers with air, they have an innovative, micro-climate system that wicks moisture and provides superior odor control. This creates unrivaled cushioning at micro-stress points along the foot, enhancing comfort and energy levels while reducing injury risk.

Retailing from $19.95 to $24.95, KENTWOOL golf socks are available in the ankle-length Tour and Low Profile models for both genders and mid-calf Tour Standard crafted exclusively for men.

They are worn in competition by scores of Tour stars worldwide, including Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar, Jonathan Byrd, Ryann O'Toole, Peter Jacobsen, Duffy Waldorf, Brendon de Jonge, Larry Mize, Tom Gillis, Jane Park, Charles Warren, Kevin Johnson, Kristy McPherson, Shasta Averyhardt, Jenny Suh, Sarah Kemp, Jenny Gleason, Meaghan Francella and Jenny Hong.

More information: www.KENTWOOLSocks.com, 1-877-5-PROSOX (1-877-577-6769)

About Hundred Hole Hike

Hundred Hole Hike (HHH) is a global network of golf marathons where participants plan to walk and play 100 or more holes in one day to raise money for various worthwhile charitable causes. It includes events at many courses ranked among the Top 100 by leading golf publications.
Managed by One Divot - a charity that aims to help change the world for the better one divot at a time - HHH is inspired by the success of the Ben Cox 155. Launched in 2011 at Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club in Holyoke, CO, that event saw club member Jim Colton walk 155 holes in one day and raise more than $110,000 for Cox, a Ballyneal caddie paralyzed in a skiing accident.

The goal of the Hundred Hole Hike is to take the same passion and energy that fueled the Ben Cox 155 to a grander scale. Instead of one golfer at one club for one cause, the HHH includes golfers at clubs worldwide, all walking to raise money for a variety of worthwhile causes.

More information: www.hundredholehike.com

About KENTWOOL

Founded in 1843, KENTWOOL continues to be one of the nation's longest-running, family-owned textile companies. KENTWOOL is the only company in the western hemisphere -- and one of 50 in the world -- to receive the Usterized Quality Certification indicating the highest level of quality assurance in yarn production.

An avid golfer, KENTWOOL CEO Mark Kent had the idea to produce the "World's Best Golf Sock" after standing in the 18th fairway of the BMW Nationwide Tour Pro-Am tending to blistered, bleeding feet instead of concentrating on the eagle opportunity guaranteeing him a spot in the final round.
Born from that moment is golf's leading, premium merino wool golf sock. It enables golfers of all abilities to play their best while benefiting from abrasion and fatigue resistance, as well as KENTWOOL's blister-free guarantee. KENTWOOL utilizes its nearly two-century-old heritage of superiority in textiles to create socks which draw upon wool's natural and cool performance fibers for moisture management, sheer comfort and other performance-enhancing benefits.

Based in Greenville, SC, all KENTWOOL products are made in the USA.

More information: www.KENTWOOLSocks.com, 1-877-5-PROSOX (1-877-577-6769)

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