Posted on: 27 March 2019
If you grew up in a family in which your father was an avid golfer and you've recently developed an interest in the sport yourself, you might instinctively seek out the golf apparel that your father wore — and perhaps still wears — on the links. It's highly possible, however, that he may be dressing in a traditional manner that suits him but that isn't overly comfortable. Today's golf apparel is far ahead of where it was a decade ago, which means that unless you aren't wearing the latest gear, you're missing out. It's time to stop wearing your dad's golf apparel, including these items.
Cotton Collared Shirt
Traditionally, men wore cotton collared shirts to play golf, and this might be the type of garment that you reach for when you start playing, too. What you might not realize, however, is that you can buy many different types of golf shirts that are far more comfortable to wear. Those made of lightweight synthetic fabrics, for example, are considerably more flexible, which means that you'll be able to swing more freely. Additionally, these synthetic garments are lighter on your body, which can help to keep you cool on a hot day.
Your father may also wear pressed and pleated cotton pants when he plays golf. This garment can indeed look appropriate on the links, but there are far better choices for you to wear today. Cotton pants can restrict your movement, perhaps to the point that they affect your swing. If you're riding in a power cart, the pants can bunch up around your groin and be uncomfortable. Today's golf pants are often made of synthetic fibers, including elastic, so that you can move freely without even being aware of your pants. The last thing that you want when you're playing golf is to be conscious of your apparel, especially because it's uncomfortable to wear.
Traditional golf shoes, likely including those that your father wears, have the appearance of dress shoes. While functional, no one ever equates dress shoes with being comfortable — and there are better options to consider for today's golfer. Many golf shoes today share more visual similarities with athletic shoes. You'll still have the spikes on the soles, but the shoes themselves will be lighter, more flexible, and far more comfortable to wear for the several hours that you're playing golf. You can browse a selection of these modern men's golf apparel options at your local golf retailer.Share