Greenville, S.C. — KENTWOOL, makers of the “World’s Best Golf Sock,” announced today that 20-year golf industry veteran and brand-development expert Dan Murphy is the new President of the company. Murphy comes to KENTWOOL from Bridgestone Golf, where he served as Executive VP of Marketing & Sales.
Murphy joins KENTWOOL after successfully helping to build some of the biggest brands in the world of golf. Before joining Bridgestone, where he is credited with leading the ball manufacturer to a clear number two position in the category, Murphy led marketing efforts at Maxfli, TaylorMade and Dunlop. In his new role at KENTWOOL, Murphy will bring his consumer marketing insights and brand-building expertise to help further establish the Tour Series as the “World’s Best Golf Sock,” while growing the brand’s direct-to-consumer business.
“Dan has been a longtime friend and trusted advisor as a member of the KENTWOOL Board, and this transition is a significant and strategic move for us,” said Mark Kent, CEO of KENTWOOL. “We know wool, we’ve been innovators in the category for nearly 200 years. Now, with the addition of Dan, we have a guy who has built international brands leading us into our next generation as a major consumer brand.”
“KENTWOOL is positioned for exponential growth within golf,” said Dan Murphy, President, KENTWOOL. “Mark and his team have worked tirelessly to put all the right ingredients in place, and I feel fortunate to join the Team at such an exciting time. I look forward to being part of this vibrant, dynamic brand.”