The golf course isn’t just a place to play a round. It’s also a great spot to network with new business associates and build stronger connections with your own team. Whether you’re hitting the course on a lazy Sunday, or getting in a quick game with visiting clients, we have a few fashion tips on how to put together a classy and comfortable golf wardrobe so you’ll feel confident on and off the course.
Many courses have a dress code that requires collared shirts with appropriate trousers or shorts. (No jeans, please!). You should check with your local golf course to be certain what their specific dress rules are, but here are a few general guidelines to follow:
• The sleeve of your golf shirt should fall three quarters of the way to your elbow
• The bottom of your trousers should just brush the top of your shoes
• Shorts should fall just above the kneecaps
• NEVER wear socks that rise above the ankles
Golf clothes for guys come in a variety of colors and patterns. However, combining a solid polo shirt with solid chino trousers or shorts and dark golf shoes is a timeless style, and one that would make Arnold Palmer proud. Try pairing a Reebok PlayDry® Graphic Polo with a pair of great-fitting and easy-to-maintain Reebok Golf PlayDry® Continuous Comfort pleated shorts. Finish off the look with a pair of lightweight adidas® Tour 360 Lite Golf Shoes.
If you want to put some backspin on your golf style, feel free to add patterns or plaids; just make sure they don’t dominate both the shirt and the pants. Bold, patterned pants should be balanced with simple shirts, and vice versa. Don’t dress like the mannequins you see in pro shops; they’re decked out in so many contrasting colors and patterns that they look like optical illusions.
Last, but not least, protect your game from the blinding sun with a quality golf cap like the Adidas® PUREMOTION™ Logo Cap. Available in great colors, this cap will look great with most outfits while reducing glare and keeping sweat out of your line of vision. If you’re not a hat guy, invest in a pair of summer shades. The goal here is to find sunglasses that block harmful UV rays while flattering your individual face shape. If you need some advice on choosing the right frames, check out You’ve Got It Made in the Shades.
Your fashion scorecard should be as clean as your golf scorecard. And chances are, if you’re looking and feeling good on the course, you’ll be swinging that club like a pro, too.