What You Should Be Wearing While Playing Golf
For those who love to golf or are interested in golfing but haven’t quite made it to the green yet, one may be wondering what attire is appropriate for the sport. After all, if one has watched the coverage on TV, one has likely seen one’s fair share from traditional to eccentric. This article will endeavor to help guide one’s shopping trip when selecting an outfit for a golf outing.
One of the first questions one may have is if hats are mandatory. After all, it’s rare to see a golfer without a hat. Is that because of some unwritten rule? Or something else? Before one stresses too much, hats are not mandatory. However, since golf is typically played on warm, sunny days, the hat can be extremely beneficial in keeping one’s head and neck protected from the sun. It’s best to ward off potential sun damage and skin cancer whenever possible.
This accessory also seems to be a staple among golfers. However, once again, they’re not needed. While they certainly can promote a certain trend among one’s followers, they are only used for protection. For those who have to hit the ball in direct sunlight, the sunglasses could prove to be a helpful friend.
This is where tradition comes into play. Shirts are required, and they must all have a collar. The easiest method is to simply buy a polo shirt. Ensure that your shirt is tucked in and that if the shirt has sleeves, that they are tucked at the elbow. Not only does this help with the game, but it also completes the look of a professional golfer.
For those who prefer to play in the Fall and Spring when the weather is still crisp, a sweater is acceptable to wear. However, baggy sweaters are best left at home. One’s collar of the shirt underneath should be tucked inside the neck of the sweater.
Golf shoes are designed to offer its wearer comfort, support, and stability on the course. Previously, the standard golf cleats were adorned with metal spikes, however as technology has advanced, metal cleats have become less desired due to the damage they create on the grass. Nonmetal cleats, made out of rubber or plastic, offer the same grip as metal without disrupting the green.