Socks! Yup, socks is the most underrated piece of golf apparel. Not only is it the most overlooked, it also has exacting standards of length and style. Who knew? I sure did not. Apparently, it is a huge faux pas to wear the wrong socks and is akin to a fashion failure that needs shaming. But, it is only socks!
When wearing shorts, the length and colour of socks was the main concern. Respondents were quite vocal; this took me by surprise to say the least:
After reading the responses, I gleaned that socks worn with shorts should meet the following criteria:
- Never above the ankle
- Hidden completely is preferable
- Color needs to match the shoes or shorts
- A specific brand seemed to garner some interest
Well, I will tell you I have never thought that much about socks that related to when I was playing golf. I generally try to match the sock colour with my shoes, but I can tell you that this does not always happen.
Additionally, I generally do not wear longer socks, but if I do I push them down to cover my ankles. I usually wear ankle socks. Hidden socks seem to fall off, so I do not wear them. On socks is a no go for me either.
I like cotton socks, but the brand is whatever is cheapest at the time I need to buy some. Thin socks are not comfortable at all, so I lean towards the sport style of ankle socks.
You see, there is more about socks than one would ever expect! Personally, I have already given too much thought to this topic and will close by saying that socks seem to be the most underrated piece of golf apparel.
What do you think?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!