More and more golf clothing manufacturers are introducing performance compression socks because players are continually on their feet and any respite from the rigors of swinging a club and walking for hours is always helpful.
The benefits of compression socks are becoming more widely appreciated. One of the specialties companies in this arena that is making a splash in golf is Swiftwick, which features its Managed Compression™ socks, that has the feel of second skin and helps stabilize the 200 ligaments and 35 muscles in the foot. Its properties reduce swelling and increase circulation to help your feet feel fresher and recover quicker.
Made of 74 percent Nylon, 23 percent Olefin and 3 percent Spandex, these socks have a light but snug feel that is important in preventing blisters with the seamless linked toe construction, and gently hugs the shape of your foot and eliminates negative space. The chemical free wicking performs every time and delivers the ultimate dry-fit while the advanced knit patterns with structured Olefin and Merino Wool fibers pull sweat off the body and repel moisture.
Swiftwick also employs natural odor fighting technology that helps keep the socks fresher for a longer period of time. The extreme colorfastness of these socks derives from being “solution” dyed instead of chemically dyed. This process is also environmentally advantageous since it produces no waste.
These athletic sock lines are knitted at 200 needles; the highest density found in most socks. The higher the needle count, the tighter the knit. The socks are so tightly knitted that trail debris or foreign material can’t penetrate to cause irritation and blistering. This structure creates a second-skin feel, prevents shifting or bunching and eliminates the risk of friction blisters while making your shoes fit more comfortably. The highgauge construction produces a softer, denser and more durable garment.
Made in the USA, Swiftwick golf socks come in a variety of styles and colors.
For more information on Swiftwick golf socks: www.swiftwick.com
Everyone and everything needs a second chance, and for golf balls, most get lost before their useful life is up. This is where a Texas company called LostGolfBalls.com comes in to both find and recycle those balls that end up in course lakes and offer them back to the golfing public at a fraction of their original cost.
As the No. 1 seller of recycled golf balls in the world, LostBalls. com now is responsible for selling six percent of all the balls sold in the world, and since the mind 1990’s has sold more than 500 million balls.
The company uses an assortment of divers to retrieve balls from ponds in nearly every state in the U.S. and cleans and sorts them based on condition at their Texas headquarters. The result is “like new” balls at a fraction of MSRP prices. This includes all major brands. The company has grown tremendously over the past few years and it is no wonder since these balls are indistinguishable from brand new balls in looks and performance, save for the occasional logo.
All of these balls are washed with an environmentally friendly cleaner to provide a “like-new” product at a fraction of the original cost. Testing at an independent research facility has confirmed that these balls match-up to new ones in performance, and, as the company points out, all golf balls are used after just one hit.
These second chance balls can be purchased online at lostgolfballs.com www.