Style Trends on the Golf Course

There is nothing like hitting the golf course with a few buddies and enjoying an afternoon of hitting balls and enjoying a few drinks. Golf is a favorite pastime of many — it can be as competitive or casual as you would like, or you can even play alone. Of course, you don’t want to show up on the golf course wearing your favorite football jersey and a pair of worn-out sneakers. There’s a particular fashion etiquette you’ll want to keep in mind when it comes time to playing golf. Here are five dressing tips so that you can look like a gentleman on the golf course with the proper style trends on the golf course.

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Collared shirt

Avoid wearing t-shirts, jerseys, or shirts that have large advertisements on them. Instead, opt for a collared polo shirt. It can be either short or long-sleeved based upon your preferences. The color of the shirt doesn’t matter. If you decide to buy a branded shirt, make sure the logo is subtle. wearing a non collared shirt will put you on the bench for the day. 

Take the weather into consideration when choosing a material. If you live in a hot area, you probably don’t want to wear a thick cotton shirt. Most golf shirts are either a blend of cotton and polyester or are 100% polyester. Look for shirts that have moisture-wicker capability. This can help pull sweat away from your skin, helping you to stay cool while playing.

Chino slacks or shorts

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Stay away from jeans, athletic shorts, and bottoms with elastic waists. When it comes to bottoms, choose a nice pair of chinos. Shorts should fall slightly above your knees. Most golfers wear neutral colored bottoms, such as beige or grey. Depending on how flashy you want to be, you could also consider pink or another bright color, paired with a neutral shirt.

Similarly to shirts, you will want to be mindful of the weather when trying to choose bottoms. You don’t want to end up with too thick of a fabric. Most golfers opt for moisture-wicking chino bottoms. This way, not only do they stay cool while playing, but they also look stylish.

Sun protection

Take care of your skin while playing golf — it won’t look very stylish if you have a nasty sunburn the next day! Sun visors and sunglasses should be worn while playing. Not only will they help protect your skin, but they can also help make it easier to see the ball in harsh sunlight. Also, make sure to always wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water while playing.

When it comes time to look for a good pair of sunglasses, look for ones that will not distort the colors of the golf course. Sunglasses marketed as being designed for golfers are different than regular sunglasses, and already have an appropriate tint to them.

Spike-less golf shoes

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The shoes you wear on the golf course matter. Stay away from basic athletic shoes — most golfers wear golf shoes. These shoes are designed to keep you from sliding when you swing. Regular athletic shoes don’t provide this type of support. Plus, some golf courses require all players to wear golf shoes.

There are a few different types of golf shoes to choose from—steel spikes, soft spikes, and spike-less. Steel spiked golf shoes are specifically for pro golfers; most average golf courses do not allow these. Spike-less shoes are supportive, but don’t put the same type of pressure on your feet as soft spiked shoes do. Also, look for shoes that have ample padding.

Golfing gloves

Some consider golf gloves to be optional, but if you want to look like you belong on the golf course, you’ll want to pick up some. They’re available in different colors, though the most common color is white. Something to keep in mind is that golfers only wear a glove on the one hand. Wearing gloves on both hands makes you look like a newbie.

If you’re right-handed, you wear your glove on the left hand. If you’re left-handed, you wear your glove on the right hand. Wearing a golf glove will allow you to have better traction on your club, which is particularly useful during hot weather. A golfing glove can also benefit individuals who have loose grips.

Final thoughts

When it comes to looking stylish on the golf course, you’re going to want to find a way to blend in with the other golfers. Standing out and wearing inappropriate clothes could get you kicked off the course. If you need help picking out appropriate clothing, ask a golfing friend to help you. Once you have a few appropriate outfits, you can rotate between them.