On a Par With the Rest — Clothing for the Golf Course
Golf has become one of the most popular sports attracting people of all ages and fitness levels. If you’ve never played before then you may be wondering what exactly the right way to dress for a spot of golf. The good news is, you have plenty of options.
From casual leisure wear to designer golf sweaters — keep it comfortable but choose your golf-wear to fit the season.
Suiting the season
If the weather is fine, it’s time to get out on the course. Most players will stick with non-restrictive golf-clothes, which will normally be cotton polo shirts that have either two or three buttons combined with lightweight cargo trousers or shorts. There’s no real dress code when it comes to this sport: the weather will provide guidelines as to what will be right on the day. If it’s slightly chillier you can simply throw on a casual diamond-patterned or plain golf sweater, which will look great on and off the course. Golf clothes bought from professional sport stores will be stylish and functional, and if you stick to the washing guidelines you’ll be able to enjoy years of use.
Private golf club rules
If you are going to playing on a private course then there may be a dress code and this can include a shirt with collar and shorts that have been specifically designed for golfing. You’ll likely have to wear proper golf shoes too, and this means no running shoes; today’s official golf shoes come with rubber instead of metal spikes. And although long-term golfers like colorful clothes, you don’t want to look like a rainbow so choose clothes that work together such as one bright piece of clothing mixed with more neutral pieces. Remember that the weather can be changeable. If you’re unsure you should bring a lightweight, waterproof jacket in case of showers.
You can pretty much decide what to wear on public courses as casual is the usual option but when it comes to the private courses call first to inquire on the dress code. If you’re a golfing beginner then build your wardrobe up over the long-term until you have a suitable outfit for every season.
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