Announcing Mr. Monkey Made of Sockies

Oh yeah, the rumors you’ve heard are all true. Monkey Made of Sockies has a beau, and he’ll be at Golfsmith Stores this week. Tomorrow I’ll write a blog about how they met. For today, here’s the official press release…




Shannon Grissom

Shannon Grissom, Inc.

831-638-4928 Studio

800-683-5315 Fax



For Immediate Release




Hollister, CA- Shannon Grissom and Daphne’s Headcovers build on successful monkey business.


Grissom announced today that her latest Monkey Made of Sockies design, sold exclusively through the Golfsmith chain, is arriving in the retailer’s stores this week. The latest design will cover the large drivers.


Early this year, Jane Spicer of Daphne’s Headcovers approached Grissom about designing a male companion to their original sock monkey headcover. Grissom states, “I was very excited and honored to work with Daphne’s again. I credit the great staff at Daphne’s Headcovers for making Monkey Made of Sockies one of Daphne’s Headcovers top 5 selling golf club headcovers.”


As for the new design, it’s already getting great reviews:

“Art takes many forms and is truly in the eye of the beholder. The delightful design of the new Monkey Made of Sockies is a perfect blend of the artistic imagination of Shannon Grissom coupled with the talented craftmanship of Jane Spicer and her team at Daphne’s Headcovers. In this case, “MonkeyShines” is a good thing!”

Frank LaRosa, Golf to Go radio program, ESPN 1320


Grissom’s late mother, Patricia Cordone, inspired the Monkey Made of Sockies character. Pat was a beloved teacher and she loved dogs, so when Grissom learned of Gabriel’s Angels successful pet therapy work, she knew it was the perfect fit for charitable giving. Their mission,  “To deliver healing pet therapy to abused, neglected and at-risk children, nurturing their ability to love and trust, thereby freeing them from the cycle of violence.”  Grissom will be donating a percentage of her royalties from each headcover to their cause.



Shannon Grissom is an artist, author, television host and songwriter. She maintains a studio in Hollister, CA.







4 Responses

  1. William C.

    Love Mr. Monkey Made of Sockies . Cant wait to read about how he met Ms Monkey Made of Sockies . Two Sockies always make a great Pair! What a fabulous Love story !

    • Shannon Grissom

      Thanks Bill! I’m thinking a book is in order.

      • Will Cuebas

        Sign Me Up for a Signed Copy !!!!!! I heard my twins arguing before mass . Apparently they heard me talking about how cool Mr Monkey Made of Socks was. My son says Its a boy dad has to get it for me. She tells him oh no Mrs Monkey is lonely so if daddy buys it he has to stay with her . haha I couldnt stop laughing from the other room.

        • Shannon Grissom

          :O) Amen!