Dress for Comfort on the Course 1

When it comes to dressing for comfort on the golf course, here are some tips to consider:

  1. Choose breathable fabrics: Opt for clothing made from lightweight and breathable materials such as cotton, polyester blends, or performance fabrics. These fabrics allow air to circulate and help wick away moisture, keeping you cool and comfortable throughout your round.
  2. Wear moisture-wicking clothing: Look for golf shirts and pants/shorts that have moisture-wicking properties. These garments are designed to pull sweat away from your body, keeping you dry and comfortable even in hot or humid conditions.
  3. Consider the weather conditions: Dressing appropriately for the weather is crucial for comfort on the golf course. In hot weather, wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothing to reflect sunlight and allow airflow. In cooler weather, layer your clothing to adjust to changing temperatures, and don't forget to bring a light jacket or sweater.
  4. Opt for comfortable footwear: Comfortable golf shoes with proper support and cushioning are essential for walking the course. Choose shoes that fit well and are designed for golf to provide stability and prevent foot fatigue.
  5. Wear moisture-wicking socks: Just like your clothing, select moisture-wicking socks that help keep your feet dry and prevent blisters. Avoid cotton socks, as they tend to retain moisture and can lead to discomfort.
  6. Don't forget a hat and sunglasses: Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a hat with a wide brim or a visor to shield your face and eyes. Sunglasses with UV protection are also important to reduce glare and protect your eyes.
  7. Consider flexibility and range of motion: Opt for clothing that allows you to move freely and comfortably during your swing. Avoid restrictive or tight-fitting garments that may impede your range of motion.
  8. Check the dress code: Before heading to the golf course, familiarize yourself with the dress code. Some courses may have specific requirements or restrictions on attire, such as the type of shorts allowed or the need to wear collared shirts. Adhering to the dress code ensures a smooth and comfortable experience on the course.

Remember, comfort is key when playing golf, as it allows you to focus on your game and enjoy your time on the course. By choosing the right clothing and accessories, you can enhance your comfort level and have a more enjoyable golfing experience.

The 1970s ended a long time ago, but the image of golfers in plaid pants and tacky shirts persists in the public eye. Thankfully, today’s golfer has a much broader, more fashionable range of suitable clothing to choose from.

Golf is a sport, however, so form should follow function. Being comfortable – as in dry, moving freely and cool or warm depending on the weather – is more important than looking good.

Apparel companies have made huge advances in recent years, integrating so-called “technical fabrics” into golf clothing and generally producing lighter, more flexible and breathable shirts, pants and shorts. If you’ve got a closet full of heavy cotton polos and bulky pants, you’ll want to invest a little money in golf-specific attire.

Elsewhere on this website, we offer advice for outfitting yourself from head to toe. Click these links for articles on the following topics in our “Dress for Success” series: