Golf, like most sports, emphasizes the attire as much as the game. This means that if you wish to pick up golf, you will better stock up your wardrobe with the ideal golf outerwear as well as accessories. These range from golf gloves to visors.
In most cases, what you don on the golf course is largely dependent on the type you are playing and the conditions there. Additionally, some golf clubs require members to abide by their strict dress code regulations. However, if you keep up to the following basic attire, most golf clubs will have you as a member.
Golf shoes are arguably the paramount accessory in golf. And just like all the other games, golf also has specialized footwear. Golf footwear comes in two styles. The first is spiked golf shoes which are ideal when you need great traction. The second is spikeless golf shoes which lean on the comfort and may not have the best grip.
If your golf kits are deep, add golf kicks to your armory that are made with waterproofing materials. These come in handy when playing in the rain.
Avoid wearing sandals, flip-flops, steel spikes and thongs if you want to retain your golf club membership.
For golf pants, the palette is wide, from specially designed golf trousers to your casual chinos. Trouser-types are the best because they are breathable and are a comfortable fit for the golf moves on the green. The pants should have loops for the belt.
Keep off from wearing jeans as they can be quite uncomfortable to play in and are also frowned upon by most clubs.
Every golfer should at least have a collared golf shirt in their wardrobe. This may be a branded shirt or from the dollar store- the baseline is it needs a collar.
When you wear a shirt, keep it tucked always. You might get thrown out unceremoniously if you cannot abide by this rule.
Avoid wearing T-shirts, vests, shirts that have obscene images or foul language and garments that may be branded for advertising.
Sweaters are also allowed on the course, but there are some rules to observe. One, ensure that the collar of the shirt is tucked into the sweater at all times. Two, the sweater should be a tight fit. Wearing loose sweaters makes you look untidy and also affects your swing.
When the golf bug bites, you will find yourself on the course in sunny and rainy days. For this reason, getting a waterproof rain jacket will help counter rainy conditions. These jackets are acceptable everywhere as they help to play in poor weather.
And just like sweaters, it should fit snugly and be neat in appearance. Keep off sports jackets, ponchos and bulky jackets.
Most clubs are pretty much comfortable with the average sports socks, but some clubs might insist that the socks be up to the knees. As such, have long socks at hand in case you come to such a club. However, having breathable ankle socks will do.
These are often worn for their added grip as well as support. They also prevent you from getting blisters and calluses. However, gloves might not be worn at all times and are thus optional. If you prefer them, keep off woolen gloves or gloves that are designed for other sports.
This list of golf outerwear should set you on the right path to your golfing dream. It will also prevent you from being bundled out of your local club. Once you observe the course etiquette required by the club, the rule of thumb is to ensure that you dress comfortably.