Good-looking clothes with a bright edge? Check. Cap surgically attached to head? Check. Ability to hit a ball in a straight line? Sounds easy enough. Move over McIlroy, we’ve got this golf thing sussed
With the influx of younger golfers, golfwear is definitely no longer a byword for jumpers with lurid designs, dodgy socks and interestingly-coloured sun visors. Instead, players can chose from sassy softshells, polos in gorgeous colours and hats that look as good off the green as on it.
The polo is a golfing classic, and M&S has pitched in this year with its vibrant blue, tipped Blue Harbour polo. Kustom Kit’s equally attractive 65% polyester/35% cotton KK448 Men’s Essential Polo is a great match with its three-button placket and flat knit collar.
Anyone golfing in the UK knows it’s a given that they’ll get rained on at some point, which is where the rather splendid F&F Zip Up Jacket comes into play. This water-repellent, wind-resistant softshell jacket is lined with soft fleece for warmth without bulk, and even has reflective strips for when playing at dusk. The matching BA630 Hooded Softshell from B&C Collection has a breathable membrane, an inner zip for easy decoration and a detachable balaclava hood.
For cool days on wind-exposed greens, the Sports Fleece from Evans is a good choice, providing warmth and style, although hardcore club-swingers will probably prefer the hi-tech Sunderland Coldwear Lightweight Bonded Golf Fleece with its three-layer interlock fleece and slim-cut fit.
This does all feel quite restrained for golfwear, so we’re pleased Adidas has upped the colour volume with its all-over print Curso D’Agua Superstar Jacket. For a more muted version, the Hopper Zip Through Baseball Sweat from Brave Soul is a lovely match.
River Island’s grey six-panel cap will keep the sun off heads while teeing off, as will its imprint partner, the B685 Beachcomber Strapback from Beechfield. This six-panel cap is made from high density cotton twill and has a heritage-style, short, flat peak.