The clothes you wear on the golf field, like your clubs, can enhance or detract from your game. A good golfer dresses in a way that conforms to the golf club’s dress code and allows him to play comfortably. Continue reading for advice on golf wardrobe fundamentals as well as essential rain and windproof gear.
1. Shirt for golf
Your golf shirt should have a proper collar and pressed at the very least. Choose a fabric that wicks moisture away from your skin, such as cotton, and a fit that lets you swing freely. Wearing a shirt that is too tight will limit your mobility.
2. Shorts or Trousers
Belt loops and a belted trousers are required. On the golf course, shorts are acceptable, but be sure they’re the right length. Also, always put on a new pair of golf pants to practise your swing. It would help if you had a complete range of motion to be comfortable.
You and your attitude toward other players are reflected in how you dress on the course. On the golf course, never wear jeans, cut-off shorts, sandals, or outdated t-shirts. These are considered to be disrespectful to the game and your fellow players.
3. The hat
On the course, a hat is essential. It shields your eyes from the sun, avoids sunburn, and keeps your head cool. On the golf course, any clean hat with no offensive slogans will suffice.
Golf Shoes No. 4
Most golf courses will only allow golfers to play in suitable golf shoes. Choose a golf shoe that is comfortable to wear. To avoid blisters, consider breaking them in at home before going out for a long game, and don’t forget to bring a pair of street shoes to change into after your round. Some players use Gore-tex shoes, which are waterproof and ideal for damp weather.
Continue reading for more information on how to dress for golf in bad weather.
5. Lightweight Coat
Most golfers bring a light jacket with them in case the weather turns cool. Choose a small, lightweight jacket (typically hip length) that will keep you warm if the sun begins to fade or a drizzle starts.
Choose Gore-Tex for a completely waterproof jacket. Choose a Teflon-treated cloth if you want something water-resistant but a little lighter.
6. Rain Gear That Is Heavier
To begin with, you should never golf during a heavy storm, especially if thunder and lightning are present. Your equipment and clubs can act as a lightning pole, posing a major threat. If you find yourself in a mild rainstorm and want to play through it, there are gear choices such as full pant and jacket suits available.
Gore-tex is the most widespread material used in these suits, and it should keep you dry while allowing your skin to breathe freely. You will not accomplish this with a vinyl fishermen’s coat.
Finally, choose clothing that is clean and in good condition. Golf has long been seen as a “gentleman’s sport.” It may seem archaic, but how you dress for your round of gold reflects your attitude toward the sport, the course, and your fellow competitors.