Mens Golf Clothing & Apparel
The options for men when it comes to golf clothing apparel are limitless. Thanks to relaxed standards on private as well as public courses, men can dress for the weather conditions and not worry too much about rules. Of course, some exclusive private venues will require long pants and most places have some rules like no cut-off shorts or sleeveless tees. Be sure to check in advance regardless of where you go. The good news is Golf-Clubs.com has whatever you need for wherever you play.
The classic, collared shirt with a couple of buttons down the front remains the standard. Collars are required at most private clubs and many public courses too. Look for material that will allow maximum freedom of movement and wick away perspiration. If the weather turns chilly, long sleeve collared shirts make plenty of sense. Be mindful of the post-round look you need. A nicer shirt will fit in just about anywhere.
Perhaps the area of greatest controversy is the wearing of shorts. For the pros, the PGA still bans shorts during competitive rounds. They are permitted to wear shorts during practice or Pro-Ams. There is little likelihood of that rule changing anytime soon. However, for the vast majority of courses, nicely finished shorts finishing at or near the knee will work just fine. Cutoffs and denim are not permitted on most private courses.
If the weather has a chill in the air or if the club you are playing requires long pants, there are many options that make sense. Look for stretchy material. Most golf pants have belt loops that are designed to be used. Pockets are always a consideration. If the fit isn’t right, you won't be able to access tees etc.
Those early morning tee times or spring and fall golf in the north requires layers. The huge array of designs and materials means the consumer has unpresedented choice. You should select a size that allows freedom of movement and full range of motion.
It doesn’t matter if you are walking or riding. Comfort is key. But also look for the ability to repel water and to maintain a firm platform - even when on a slope or in a sand trap. The configuration of the bottom of the sole really matters.
Everyone gets caught out in the elements from time to time. In addition to a rain jacket, be sure to have a pair of rain pants to pull on when needed. There are also rain shirts and rain vests with short or no sleeves designed to help in those hot sticky situations when that brief afternoon shower is on the horizon.
The big thing with socks is how thick they are. Since you have invested in a comfortable pair of shoes, the socks you wear with them can either add to the comfort or detract from it. Find that brand of socks that fit you best, buy several pairs, and in the process make sure they will match the rest of your clothes.
Golf clothing is not complete without those all important accessories. A solid, practical belt is always a good idea. But your gear is not complete until you have the right hat to deflect the harmful rays of the sun and any raindrops that come your way.