Despite the fact golf is viewed by some as a rather unfashionable sport, the game’s biggest names will surely disagree. Players like Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy and Luke Donald have demonstrated that this age-old pastime can be rather stylish.
But as you’re no doubt aware, fashion trends come and go, and keeping up with the latest in-vogue attire can be a little tricky. Thankfully, golf apparel companies such as Nike, Adidas, Under Armour and Stromberg have got their finger on the pulse and continue to bring out new collections in line with what professionals are wearing on the tour.
Familiar items of clothing such as corduroy pants and lambs wool jumpers have been shown the door and are being replaced by hi-tech materials and innovations such as ClimaCool, Dri-Fit and GoreTex.
Understanding what these terms refer to isn’t essential, but if you want to look good on the course, you should think about taking the following suggestions on board.
Traditional golf shoes featuring spikes or cleats are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Instead, more and more players are purchasing footwear that resembles a casual street shoe or trainer.
The benefits of these spikeless golf shoes is that they’re extremely comfortable, available in a range of different styles, but perhaps most importantly, can be worn on and off the course.
On top of that, they provide excellent stability throughout your swing thanks to several touch points on the sole together with great resistance from the elements, as spikeless shoes are typically made from leather or waterproof materials.
Even though Ian Poulter can get away with wearing trousers featuring outrageous designs, the same can’t be said for amateur golfers at the local course. Instead of choosing a chequered or plaid pattern, stick with a neutral and understated style.
This may sound a bit boring, but you’ll exude class without even trying. What’s more, they’re far more interchangeable with your choice of polo shirt and jumper too.
For the ultimate in panache and performance, opt for a pair of Nike golf trousers, as they tend to feature lightweight, waterproof and breathable materials while still looking great.
If you’re going for a simple yet sophisticated look with your Nike golf trousers and spikeless shoes, then it is important to add a few eye-catching accessories. Avoid being overly showy or striking, just concentrate on getting the little details right.
Think about matching a brightly coloured belt with your socks or wear a flat cap instead of a baseball hat. These small additions can make all the difference to your overall look.
Brash accessories like large belt buckles and big brand logos can be a bit of a fashion faux pas, so give these things a miss.
Achieving a trendy yet timeless look on the golf course doesn’t have to be that hard. Just get the basics right and don’t fall into the trap of being too flashy or flamboyant.