The calendar has flipped to spring, the birds are back, and, if you’re like me, you’ve been waiting all winter for the golf season to begin. But, before you head out to the course, it may be time to refresh your golf gear – look good, feel good, play good, right?
As golf has recently exploded in popularity, golf gear and style have become increasingly important. Finally, the sport has expanded from strict dress codes to incorporating modern style to create clothing that looks good enough to wear off from the course. Truly, we’ve come a long way from questioning the “zip tie” on Brooks Koepka’s off-white Air Max 90s.
To save you some time, we’ve got all the latest gear you can check out before heading out for your first round of the season.
Besides, it’s not like golfers need any more motivation to throw money at the game.
Bogey Boys Diamond Sweater Green
Everything seems to be going retro these days. Bogey Boys has the perfect sweater for you to be on the cutting edge of style while you’re cutting up the fairway. It’s the perfect time to pick up this sweater in its green colourway with the Masters beginning tomorrow. Even if you’re not strutting down pristine Augusta fairways, you’ll look like a professional when you’re wearing this sweet sweater.
Nike Air Max 90 G
If you’re still playing hard spikes in the year 2022, do yourself a favour and pick up these Air Max 90 G golf shoes from Nike. Nobody wants to be the one clicking all over the clubhouse in their plastic spikes.
On top of that, these shoes are everything that is going right for golf style recently. Not only are they soft spikes, meaning you can wear them on the way to the course, but they look like shoes you want to wear away from the course – you’ll be looking good before, during, and after your round.
Best of all, they’ll save your feet if you’re walking and need a softer base during your rounds.
Bonobos Performance Golf Polo
Have you ever played a round during the scorching summer heat with a heavy polo on? There’s no worse feeling. This performance golf polo will make sure you’re staying as cool as possible while looking good, as well. Even though it may not look like it, golfers are athletes too – make sure you dress like one.
Lululemon Commission Classic-Fit Golf Short
It may be on the pricier side, but there’s no beating the quality of Lululemon’s golf line. These shorts are perfect for a day on the course, but they still have a classic style that allows you to wear them anywhere you want. Feel free to go straight from the course to the bar in most pieces from this new collection. Best of all, the shorts come in three different lengths, so for everyone that plays at a course with a dress code, Lululemon has you covered with the nine-inch length. And if you play at a club that requires you to wear knee-high socks with shorts? Well, I just can’t help you there.
Malbon Trophy Bucket Hat
In the open fairways, it becomes a downright necessity to have the proper attire to keep the sun off your face. Besides, no one wants to have sunscreen running into their eyes when they’re trying to line up a birdie putt.
This bucket hat from Malbon combines a retro design with understated, neutral colours and an intriguing design on the front that makes you want to show it off on the course. And the added bonus? The bucket hat style will keep you protected on all areas of your face and neck so you don’t wake up with a nasty burn the next morning.
PXG Bonded Mesh Vest
Courses may have officially opened but that doesn’t necessarily mean those early-morning tee times are going to be warm. PXG already makes some of the cleanest irons you’ll see on the course, but they don’t stop there. This bonded mesh vest is the perfect final layer for when you’re right on the edge of being too cold to play. With a golf shirt, your favourite golf sweater and this vest, you’ll be plenty warm, ready to slice your first drive OB, and blame it on “cold hands.”
Packable Hooded Jacket
Have I complained about hypothetical weather in regards to almost all of these items? Well, I guess you can tell I’m a golfer. Weather on a golf course is unpredictable, there’s no way around that. Rather than letting it ruin your round, though, just be ready for it.
This jacket is perfect because you can roll it up into an easy carrying case and throw it into the side pocket of your bag. It’s stylish, it’s timeless, and it’s as high-quality as one could expect from a Ralph Lauren piece. You never know when you might need it, but you’ll sure be thankful you have it.
Random Golf Fronds Valuables Pouch
I just mentioned throwing stuff in the side pocket of your golf bag, and look, a lot of us simply have too much stuff in there.
This valuables pouch from Random Golf will save you from digging for your phone and wallet after the round. Even better, it’ll keep you from scratching up the screen of your iPhone with all those loose tees you have lying around.
Plus, the sleek leather design has a premium look and it won’t add weight to your bag if you prefer carrying to riding in a cart.
Michael Kors Golf Polo
In its latest collection, Michael Kors is providing everything you could possibly ask for out of your modern golf attire. The new release offers a selection of polos that are sweat-wicking, breathable, comfortably stretchy, and UV protection for those hot summer mornings on the open fairways.
The polos come in black, white, true red, and this gorgeous midnight blue. It’s the kind of tasteful piece that pairs modern materials grounded in a timeless design.
Those are some of our favourite picks for this season. As Yogi Berra once said, “Baseball is 90% mental, and the other half is physical.” The same applies to golf – and you don’t want to ruin your confidence before your round by wearing clothes that don’t look good or feel good on you. Before you head out for the season, do yourself a favour and update your golfing wardrobe.