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    Question They're just socks!..... Or are they?

    I just ‘paid’ around £6.50 for a pair of golf socks, how mad is that!

    Ok so I was using shop vouchers from a comp win and just spending on stuff I wouldn’t otherwise have chosen (and even AG have these things at a fiver a pair)

    So how much can I expect my handicap to drop by now that I’m wearing tour spec socks?

    The spec makes me think at least a 0.8 drop is on the cards
    The Tour Opti-Dri socks are perfect for playing this season. Callaway Golf have designed these socks to ensure the best fit and comfort which is critical whilst playing golf, with Opti-Dri technology which removes moisture away from the foot to ensure fast drying. Plus Opti-Vent fabrics allow maximum breathability, with an anti-microbial treatment that reduces odour. The socks have an left and righted aysmmetric fit, and have Opti-Stretch to ensure added movement. Finally the socks have 360 arch support, are cushioned, plus have an engineered heel for advanced comfort.

    Have you paid daft money on stuff just cos its golf?

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    Re: They're just socks!..... Or are they?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slab View Post
    I just ‘paid’ around £6.50 for a pair of golf socks, how mad is that!

    Ok so I was using shop vouchers from a comp win and just spending on stuff I wouldn’t otherwise have chosen (and even AG have these things at a fiver a pair)

    So how much can I expect my handicap to drop by now that I’m wearing tour spec socks?

    The spec makes me think at least a 0.8 drop is on the cards
    The Tour Opti-Dri socks are perfect for playing this season. Callaway Golf have designed these socks to ensure the best fit and comfort which is critical whilst playing golf, with Opti-Dri technology which removes moisture away from the foot to ensure fast drying. Plus Opti-Vent fabrics allow maximum breathability, with an anti-microbial treatment that reduces odour. The socks have an left and righted aysmmetric fit, and have Opti-Stretch to ensure added movement. Finally the socks have 360 arch support, are cushioned, plus have an engineered heel for advanced comfort.

    Have you paid daft money on stuff just cos its golf?
    nothing, you will still be sheer hite no matter what sock you have on
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    Re: They're just socks!..... Or are they?

    Quote Originally Posted by patricks148 View Post
    nothing, you will still be sheer hite no matter what sock you have on
    That cant be true, did you not read it, they have a left and right aysmmetric fit for petes sake... left and right!

    Gotta be worth the odd lip-out dropping at least?

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    Re: They're just socks!..... Or are they?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slab View Post
    That cant be true, did you not read it, they have a left and righted aysmmetric fit for petes sake... left and right!

    Gotta be worth the odd lip-out dropping at least?
    stick them over the heads of your clubs, that might do it..lol
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    Re: They're just socks!..... Or are they?

    I would never spend money on a pair of socks just because they were 'golf socks'. Sock are socks. In fact I haven't bought any pair of socks in many, many years, I just rely on the yearly Christmas present off my nan to top me up.
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    Re: They're just socks!..... Or are they?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    I would never spend money on a pair of socks just because they were 'golf socks'. Sock are socks. In fact I haven't bought any pair of socks in many, many years, I just rely on the yearly Christmas present off my nan to top me up.

    Nooooooo!

    360° arch support! Your not getting that with your nans sweat shop knock offs (sorry Orikoru's Nan, you've been had)

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    Re: They're just socks!..... Or are they?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slab View Post
    Nooooooo!

    360° arch support! Your not getting that with your nans sweat shop knock offs (sorry Orikoru's Nan, you've been had)
    It's material to put between your foot and your shoe.
    • TaylorMade R11-S (set to 12°)
    • Adams Speedline Fast 12 5 wood, 17°
    • Adams Blue 4 hybrid, 22°
    • Callaway Steelhead XR irons 5-PW
    • Cleveland RTX-3, 50°
    • Cleveland RTX Rotex 2.0, 56°
    • Odyssey Works 1W putter
    • WilsonStaff DX2
    H'cap J/F M/A M/J J/A S/O N/D end yr review
    2017: 24 24.2 24.4 22.8 22.9 22.9 21.9
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    Re: They're just socks!..... Or are they?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    It’s an Opti-Vent fabric with an anti-microbial treatment between your foot and your shoe .
    Fixed that for you

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    Re: They're just socks!..... Or are they?

    Seriously, I think you can only expect that handicap drop if you get them custom fit by a certified professional sock fitter, though.
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    Re: They're just socks!..... Or are they?

    Quote Originally Posted by Capella View Post
    Seriously, I think you can only expect that handicap drop if you get them custom fit by a certified professional sock fitter, though.
    The bloke that sold them to me had a Callaway shirt on so I think I can safely says he's qualified

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