polo shoes for men The Beginners Guide To Golf Attire And Style
Golf is a major sport all over the world and is not likely to go away any time soon. It is often said to be the rich mans sport because it is an expensive hobby or occupation. But that doesn’t mean anyone is excluded by any means.
If you want to learn this wonderful sport and meet people that have the same interests as you then golf is a great sport to take up. Like any other sport golf takes a lot of trial and error but it is through the bad grips and swings and landing in the dreaded sand pits or ponds that you develop your game.
At the same time that you are learning the game itself, it would be wise to learn about golf attire and style. In any sport you take up there is a distinctive style and code of dress. If you take up horse back riding then cowboy boots and hats are the order of the day. In English riding the code of dress is completely different. If you take up tennis then the short white skirts serve to maximize ones game.
Each code of dress is not just for style alone but serves a practical service. In western riding the hat keeps the sun out of your eyes. The English riding attire is designed for comfort and ease of movement but has extra padding where the most chaffing occurs. In tennis the short skirts allow for maximum movement while white or light colored fabric deflects the sun and keeps you cooler. So it is with golf as well.
The style and quality of fabrics for golf has changed over the years. You rarely see the knickers and the colorful knee length socks any more. But who knows, at some future date it may come back in style. Old styles are often brought back to fashion.
The current golf attire is designed for the most part for warm temperatures. For this reason a good golf shirt must keep moisture and perspiration away from the skin while ate the same time maximizing comfort and sanitary conditions. One is after all outside for hours at a time.
You’ve seen golf shirts in stores but just because you see it in the store does not mean that it is going to do you any good on the golf course. A good golf shirt can be expensive but is worth every penny. The less attention you have on your sweaty clothes, the more attention you can put on your game and your golf buddies.
When looking for a good golf shirt, look for 100% cotton. Not all cotton is the same though. There is regular cotton and then there is Pima cotton. Pima cotton is superior cotton. This yarn is longer, stronger and much more durable then regular cotton. The result is a softer, silkier and more durable fabric and is absolutely perfect for golf shirts and pants. Look for Pima cotton on the label of the garment before you buy.
Now that you have comfort covered you also want to look good on the course. There are dress codes that should be respected though. Jeans and spandex are generally a no no. As a general guide line for men, you might want; golf or polo shirts, tailored shirts, golf pants or Bermuda shorts. For women;
golf shirts or blouses, golf pants, golf skorts or shorts (not short shorts), dress pants or dress shorts. There is no real color preference but due to warm weather usually lighter colors are worn to stay cooler. The opposite is true for golfing in cooler weather. You’ll want to wear dark colors to capture the suns warmth.
Golf shoes are also very important. During a golf swing the golfer’s weight is being transferred from the upper body to the lower body and at the same time weight is being transferred from the right leg to the left. If the right ankle is not stabilized, then your body can sway, you overcompensate, and the ball goes awry. A good golf shoe should cushion your feet while giving good support. The best place to go for golf shoes is not in a department store, but a sports store, or a specialty golf shop. They are more specialized and will be better able to help you in this.
A really good pair of golf shoes (and gloves) can improve your game. They also need to be comfortable for the long trek through the course. And of course you want to look your best and quality really shows. People will know you are not only serious about the game but they’ll know you are also willing to play the part of a well dressed golfer. And believe it or not, people will not only judge you by how you play the game but also by how you look. We do this in all aspects of our lives, every day,
judging people by how they look.