Having met some exceptional sportsmen in my time, I know that the performance gear on the field, is sometimes filtered through to the everyday wear. The last thing you want to do is wear your training gear on the weekend, but when you’re fully immersed in your craft, and you’re perfecting it – sometimes this happens. And when it does happen, and you’re choosing sports apparel brands that ‘think’ about their customers buying behaviours, then as a dude, you’re sold on that brand!
Let’s talk about Golf. The next generation of golf apparel is colourful, contemporary and not afraid to take on the game in style. And it’s thinking about what it’s customer can wear off the course as well as on it. So if you’re adventurous in your attire, then please go for your life. But, if you’re just starting in accruing your golfing waredrobe, then take heed from one of the greats…Palmer.
Arnold Palmer in the ’60s dressed like this: solid piqué polo shirt, solid chino trousers, dark socks, dark golf shoes. On cool days, a solid cardigan sweater. And a belt. In his early days, Palmer was dashing. His golf, not the colour or pattern of his pants, spoke for him. This is the foundational notion from which you should begin. Start with solids. Dark shoes and dark socks, too. As the weather warms, throw in some patterned shorts. A solid shirt — meaning that it consists of a single colour and no pattern — can allow you to play with patterns or even textures in your trousers. You want to wear clothes that will be appropriate for the golf course but also won’t make you feel completely out of place waiting for your egg sandwich at the deli on the way. It’s a good idea to shy away from white or, worse, light-coloured socks. And if you’re wearing shorts, your socks should be barely visible.
Now here are some great brands to start with building your golfing wardrobe.
Known all over the world, Nike is the world’s number one sports brand – so it is no wonder that professional golfers choose Nike golf shoes, golf shirts and more to complete their playing look. Providing not just a stylish athletic look, Nike also incorporate the latest technologies when designing their complete range of golf clothing to ensure fashionable fits with functional designs. Golf trousers by Nike not only have that classic smart look but also ensure freedom of movement so that you always remain comfortable when you play.
Premium full grain hand crafted leather shoes designed in conjunction with Darren Clarke. Dri-Back plus full bootie membrane system. Fully leather lined. Suede inner heel grip lining helps prevent heel slippage. 360 degree welted construction. Polished wooden heel and shock absorbing heel pad. Rubber outsole & directional traction lugs. Champ Stinger cleats. 12 months waterproof guarantee.
Druh Tour Collection
Druh Tour Collection Snakeskin Golf Belt. This textured, Snakeskin belt leather is accompanied with 2 co-ordinating buckles; 3D cut out & Infill chrome. Other options are available to match any outfit – 100% Snakeskin
World Class Collection shoes are handcrafted to be golf’s most distinguished footwear. Soft, breathable uppers offer unprecedented performance and style, integrated with a GORE-TEX® membrane for lifetime guaranteed weather resistance. Additional features include outstanding stability, a direct-injected PU and leather welt midsole, and a water-repellant leather outsole with cushioning TPU in the heel area. GORE-TEX® guaranteed waterproof membrane.
Mens Galvin Green Craig Golf Sweater
A fine knit golf jumper in a mercerized wool/acrylic blend for comfort and ease of care. A warm and comfortable v-neck sweater with an asymmetric intarsia pattern design and well-crafted detailing. 50% Mercerised Wool, 50% Acrylic
Mens Hugo Boss Golf Valthazar Pro 2013 Sweater
A fine knit v-neck sweater with a contrast double diagonal stripe above the chest, combined with contrast ‘Tour’ style Hugo Boss logos on front chest and back neck. Ribbed trim and stripe detail around the cuffs. Coated in a water resistant fabric treatment. 100% Cotton – Modern fit
Puma Double Canopy Golf Umbrella
A 68″ double canopy wind resistant golf umbrella with faux carbon fibre shaft, molded PU grip handle and screened PUMA Cat and 18 hole logos. 100% Nylon.
Tommy Hilfiger Golf Keegan Tech Cap
Polyester construction with velcro adjustable tab – One size fits all.
Mens Tommy Hilfiger Bristol Bermuda Southworth Plaid Golf Shorts. Straight leg, check pattern golf shorts with two front slash pockets and two buttoned rear besom pockets. Tommy Hilfiger embroidered branding above the back right pocket. 57% Cotton, 40% Polyester, 3% Spandex
Nike Golf Sport II Cart Bag
Lightweight and durable cart bag with a 14-way dual-sided top suitable for both both cart and electric trolley, 9.5-inch oval top. 10 functional pockets, 7 of which zippered, including fleece-lined valuables pocket, dual full-length apparel pockets, large insulated cooler pocket and quick access GPS/range finder pocket, integrated tee holder, pen sleeve and glove patch. Matching rain hood included.