About Us


Not the way you want to blister a course.

Like many revolutionary products, the World's Best Golf Sock was born out of need. More specifically, out of discomfort...extreme discomfort. On a sunny South Carolina spring day in 2008, KENTWOOL CEO Mark Kent was on the eighteenth hole at the BMW Charity Pro-Am, in what should have been one of high points of his long (not necessarily illustrious) golf career.

After a superb drive, and with dogged determination, he was in position to Eagle the challenging 18th hole and, thus, secure a position in the Final Round of Play. But instead of having clear focus and concentrating on the next shot, he couldn't take his mind off the pain of his badly blistered feet. Three days of competitive golf had left his soles battered and bleeding. "Why doesn't anyone make a better golf sock?" he asked his caddy.

The caddy's response would prove to be a game-changing question: "You run a wool manufacturing company. Why don't you go make a great golf sock?" A lightbulb moment, and the rest is history.


A new standard of performance

All KENTWOOL garments are infused with a proprietary blend of Super Fine Merino Wool yarn-WINDspun by KENTWOOL-and combined with other premium natural and high-tech fibers. Our integrated technology process creates an optimal micro-climate feature that promotes wicking and comfort, and reduces friction, abrasion and muscle fatigue.

Merino Wool: Nature's Smart Fabric

Hypoallergenic Merino Wool is Mother Nature's smart fabric. 1) It's soft, so it feels good against you're skin. 2) It's absorbent, and will not get heavy or cause friction. 3) It's breathable, and creates a micro-climate for your body. 4) It's durable, and able to withstand the wear and tear of walking, running, exercising, and more.

From A Great Idea, To The
World's Best Golf Sock


Combining his love and knowledge of golf with his manufacturing background, Mark took his initial ideas and designs of "a better golf sock" to a carefully chosen group of colleagues and asked one simple question: "How do we make the world's best golf sock?" From there, his team set about to do just that. They researched, analyzed, figured, concocted, designed, and experimented. After much effort and intense testing, their dream was finally realized in late 2008.

Today, KENTWOOL has become universally regarded as the World's Best Golf Sock. In terms of comfort and performance, no other sock compares. KENTWOOL socks are worn by dozens of PGA and LPGA Tour professionals, including Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar, Peter Jacobsen, Kristy McPherson, Ryann O'Toole, and many more. People sometimes ask: How can a sock make that much of a difference? Good question. Answer: all you have to do is try them on and you will feel the difference. "They're not like any other golf sock," says Kristy McPherson. "Once I put them on and played a round, I was hooked. I said to myself, 'I want to wear these socks every time I play.'"

KENTWOOL socks are the only golf socks that carry a Lifetime Blister-Free Guarantee. And like all of our products, they are manufactured in Pickens, South Carolina in the U.S.A.


Meet The


Mark Kent

Mark is known as the Chief Sock Rocker for the World's Best Golf Sock. Talk about having manufacturing in your blood? Mark is the 6th generation of Kents to be at the helm of KENTWOOL Manufacturing. There's been one common thread, if you will, over that long, illustrious period: Quality. Mark's a 20+ year veteran at KENTWOOL-Chairman since 1993. He has served on numerous national and international textile industry boards and strategic committees, and is always looking for new, cost-efficient ways to make the highest quality garments. A native of Philadelphia, Kent is a 1985 graduate of Wake Forest University and a 1986 graduate of Clemson University's School of Textiles.


Kent Barber
Director of Operations & Special Projects

Kent has a passion for manufacturing that runs deep. The main thing you need to know about him is that he is all about the World's Best Golf Sock. He is dedicated to extending that same quality and expertise into new, expanded lines under the KENTWOOL Performance names. Kent graduated in 2007 from Auburn University's School of Business with a degree in Marketing. But his education was just beginning. After a brief stint (vacation?) on the island of St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., Kent started working with KENTWOOL in May 2008: 'to learn the manufacturing business from the ground up,' as he says.


Dan Murphy

Dan recently joined KENTWOOL as President in the summer of 2015. For the previous 11 years he worked at Bridgestone Golf as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. While at Bridgestone, Dan launched the Bridgestone Golf brand in 2005 and helped grow the brand to the #2 market share in the golf ball category. From 1986 to 2004 he held various sales and marketing positions at consumer packaged goods (General Mills) and sporting goods manufacturers (Dunlop, Slazenger, Maxfli and TaylorMade). He is a 1986 graduate of Wake Forest University and married with three children.


Vicki Rogers
Customer Service

Vicki is one of those rare people who has "never met a stranger" and be friends with anyone. Not surprisingly, she serves as Head of Customer Relations-handling everything from customer queries to "putting out fires" around the office. Her sincerity and attention to detail have made her the designated "voice" of the Kentwool operation, routinely assisting callers with orders, and gladly answering any questions they may have. When she's not steering the boat at Kentwool, Vicki spends time with her family and friends. She and her husband, Curtis, reside nearby in Easley, SC...just a stone's throw from her beloved Clemson Tigers, who she follows year-round, no matter what the sport.