There are a couple of good reasons to be interested in the types of apparel you are wearing out on the golf course. The first reason, not necessarily the most important is basic golf etiquette and understanding that some golf courses have a dress code. Some general things to know about what is acceptable to wear and what isn’t are as follows, t-shirts, sweatshirts, jeans, sweatpants, athletic shirts or shorts, and shorts that are too long, too short or baggy are not accepted on some golf courses.
Another important reason to be concerned about what you’re wearing on the golf course is that the right mens golf apparel will not only make you look more professional, but will also keep you cooler in the hot weather and warm in the cool weather. It can also help aid in range of motion, because you obviously don’t want to wear anything that restricts your movement like blue jeans.
Most of the golf sportswear made today has moisture-wicking properties that make it comfortable in the hot weather. It is made of polyester microfiber instead of cotton. If you don’t have any golf wear to choose from yet, you can always wear a polo shirt and some khaki’s to start out.
Hats, Visors, and Sunglasses
A golf hat or visor is very helpful to keep the sunlight out of your eyes, and off your face, it can definitely help to prevent getting a sunburn on your face. You always have to look up to see where you’re shot went, so there’s no reason not to wear a hat or visor. A baseball style cap is usually what most golfers wear, but a visor is a good choice also, either one will serve the purpose of keeping the sun out of your eyes and sweat out of your face to some degree.
Sunglasses are also very helpful out on the course. Some golfers don’t wear them all the time, but everyone can appreciate having them when the sun is directly in their eyes. If you are going to buy some golf sunglasses, look for glasses that have 100% U.V. protection and are a rimless, wraparound style. That style of golf sunglasses will cover and protect more of the area around your eyes, also make sure they fit snugly, so they don’t move too much when you are sweating.
Golf Shirts (Polos) and Sweaters
Almost any golf shirts you buy are going to be a polo style shirt, with a button-up collar. There are many short sleeve and long sleeve styles to choose from for different weather conditions. Golf sweaters are made in many varieties also, there are v-neck and crew neck sweaters with sleeves, and there are sweater vests without sleeves, some have zippers or buttons below the neck.
Cardigan golf sweaters are another choice with a long v-neck, long sleeves and a full button up front. Cardigan’s also have a pocket on each side.
Pants and Shorts
Golf pants and shorts are commonly worn at all golf courses. Certain country clubs, mostly private ones may expect golfers to wear long cargo pants, khaki’s or golf slacks with a belt, check with them in advance to make sure of what their dress code is. Most golf courses and country clubs are pretty relaxed on their dress code these days, because of the wide variety of golf clothing the professional golfers wear.
Many of the new pants and shorts selections are made of moisture-wicking fabric, so they dry quickly if you are sweating. They are also lightweight and breathable, water-resistant and wind-resistant. You can also get pants that are fleece lined to keep you warm in the cooler weather. If you want golf pants or trousers that are completely waterproof you can buy them too, of course they are more expensive than regular golf pants.
Belts and Socks
Most of the cheaper golf belts are a web style belt made of cotton, nylon, or synthetic material with a buckle, there are also ratcheting golf belts. The price of golf belts are more expensive when they are made of better materials like leather and if they have a particular style to them.
Golf socks come in a variety of sizes, lengths, and features. There are sizes from crew length socks down to low cut or even no show style socks. Most golf socks are made of moisture-wicking material and have features like added arch support with a contoured fit. Other features include mesh panels for breathability and cushioning in certain areas for more comfort.
Jackets, Outerwear, and Raingear
Golf jackets and outerwear are available in many styles. Some are pullover jackets with a 1/4 or 1/2 zip travel. Other jackets have a full zip, some are lightweight windbreakers and some have a fleece lining to keep you warm. There are also hybrid sweater jackets, which are basically just a sweater with a full length zipper.
Most of the jackets and other types of outerwear are made of polyester and other synthetic materials. They are wind-resistant and water-resistant to some degree. If you are looking for a rain jacket, or rain suit they are available too, most aren’t that expensive and slip right over the clothes you are wearing already. The most common sizes of golf jackets and other apparel are usually the most expensive, but that’s not always the case sometimes availability plays a role in the price of the apparel.
Mens Golf Apparel Brands To Choose From
Some of the most common brands to choose from in golf hats and visors are: Nike, TaylorMade, Under Armour, Callaway, Adidas, Puma, Oakley, Titleist, Cleveland Golf, Mizuno, Cobra, Ping, and Augusta Sportswear. Popular brands in golf sunglasses are: Under Armour, Duduma, Torege, Cosver, Oakley, Bolle Zander, Rivbos and Paerde.
The most common brands in golf shirts bought by everyday golfers are: Adidas, Under Armour, Nike, PGA Tour, Callaway, Jolt Gear, Augusta Sportswear, Amazon Essentials. Common brands in golf sweaters are: Adidas, Nike, PGA Tour, Puma, Under Armour, Callaway, Mizuno, and Footjoy.
The common brands in pants and shorts are basically the same as the ones for shirts and sweaters including brands like Izod and Champion. When it comes to belts Adidas, Nike, and Under Armour are the top three choices, and for socks Footjoy, Nike, and Adidas are some top brands.
For golf jackets and outerwear the most common brands are: Adidas, Nike, Under Armour, PGA Tour, Puma, and Callaway. Adidas, Under Armour, and Puma are the popular choices in rain gear.
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