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Here’s How To Look Good On The Golf Course

September 9th, 2013

If you’ve been working hard on your golf swings to finally beat that friend of your who always seems to be just 1% better than you, I found a way to give you that 1%.

Yes, it’s the way you dress. By applying these really simple steps you can not only look better than your opponent, but intimidate him just enough to lose his focus and be forced to recognize you as the better man.

And it all starts with the shirt.

Golf shirts

Choose a natural fabric collared gold shirt, that you can then match it with your trousers. Golf shirts are essentially polo shirts. They have a collar and they come in either long sleeve or short.

The key to wearing such a garment is fit. A lot of golfers wear polo shirts that are at least 2 sizes big.

Make sure you get a polo shirt that follows closely your body line, yet not so much as to hinder your swing. When you try it on at the store, try rotating your torso just like you would during a golf match, to see how it feels.

You can try, for instance, these golf shirts from nike, but try to go with a bright solid color and to avoid the Nike logo from standing out too much. It is you who’s at the center of attention, not the logo. Check these out:

nike_golf_tech_core_colour_block_polo_shirt_blue_5

nike_golf_sport_swing_polo_shirt_pine_green

nike_golf_sport_swing_polo_shirt_fusion_pink

nike_golf_fashion_bold_stripe_polo_shirt_white

Golf pants…

Depending on the temperature, you can, of course opt for regular pants or for a pair of tailored shorts. Everyone knows that. But not many know how to match those pants to the golf shirts described above.

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First off, let’s talk length.

You can wear shorts with either short sleeved or long sleeved polos, it doesn’t matter. Just as well, you can wear regular sized pants with both types of polos.

tailored shorts for golf

Did you take a good look at the shorts above? The length is very important. It should be just above knee level. The fit is also critical – notice how it follows the leg line rather close but not too close.

Hats and caps

To get that shot right even when the sun’s in your eyes, I recommend you wear a baseball cap. Again, try to keep it logo-free and, by all means, add as much color as you want.

Shoes

Streetwear is not appropriate, go for a pair of professional golf shoes. If you’re only gonna play one time and you don’t want to invest the money, opt for regular sport shoes but with thiker soles.

What NOT to wear

Synthetic fibers are an obvious no-no. You WILL sweat in them. Always go for clothes that have at least 80% cotton in their composition, and I recommend you take that advice outside the golf course as well.

Although denim is basically cotton, it is, however NOT allowed.

Final word

If you’ve learned the basics of style, learning to dress for the golf course will come pretty easy to you. In fact, I’m willing to bet you have what it takes in your closet right now. If not, you can shop a wide range of Nike golf clothing at Function18 or you can take a look around the mall. As always, stick to quality clothing because the garments you’ll be wearing on the course can be safely worn on a night out just as well.

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