Golf: Staying Stylish and Warm This Winter
How many times have you been loading your golf clubs into the boot of your car only to change your mind because of the weather? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Plenty of us, are guilty of abandoning plans because of wind and rain. While you’d be wise to avoid thunderstorms and gale force winds, with the right gear, you can easily enjoy a few holes in winter no matter what the weather.
Staying Stylish and Warm This Winter
A common misconception about golf gear is that to stay warm and dry, you have to compromise on style. While this may have been the case 20 years ago, golf gear has come a long way in this time. Now you can dress like a pro and stay warm and dry on the course, no matter the weather. When choosing your winter golf gear, layering is the key.
By choosing technical fabrics and specialist layers, you can stay warm without getting too bulky. Bulky clothing can not only impact your swing, but it can weigh you down after a while. And wearing a waterproof layer over the top of non-technical fabrics will only lead to you sweating and feeling very uncomfortable. Read on to find out how to start warm and stylish this winter with the latest golf clothing.
Waterproofs get a bad reputation. You don’t have to dress yourself head to toe in a cheap baggy Gore-Tex layer to stay dry. There are plenty of more stylish options to choose from. This winter, shades of wintergreen are prevalent on golf courses around the world. Think mossy shades and grey hues offset with pops of mint green accents. If you want something that will be enduringly stylish, opt for clothing in black or shades of grey.
These Galvin Green nash trousers are the perfect addition to your winter golf wardrobe. They’re lightweight with added stretch, so you’ll never be confined. They also feature something known as Ventil8 Technology which helps to regulate moisture and ensure your body stays at the optimal temperature no matter what the weather throws at you.
On your top half, we’d recommend a waterproof golf jacket that fits quite narrow in the neck (see here) . This will help to keep raindrops at bay and keep you dry for long as you work your way around the course.
The mid layer is where you generate the heat, which is why you should opt for a specialist golf jumper. These jumpers are typically made of cotton and can be worn on their own as a base layer in summer, or layered up in winter. When choosing your mid-layer, make sure you try it on with all the other layers you plan to wear. You should have good mobility and be able to complete a full swing without feeling the fabrics pinch or squeeze anywhere.
A good golf jumper can last you a few seasons, so opt for something that is effortlessly stylish in a neutral shade. If you are budget and style conscious, steer away from the seasonal player styles as these can quickly look dated on the golf course. Look for something that you would be happy to wear in the spring, summer, autumn and winter.
If you’re all about the latest trends and plan to update your golf wardrobe seasonally, make an impact with the latest styles. They won’t be around for long, and you can make a huge impact on the course and in the clubhouse with the latest trends.
In order to stay comfortable on the golf course, you need to invest in a good base layer, I like this one. The base layer is perhaps the most essential part of your kit. This is the layer that keeps you dry by wicking sweat away from your skin and allowing it to dry off. Without this essential layer, you could quickly be dripping with sweat and incredibly uncomfortable.
Many people make the mistake of thinking that a pure cotton t-shirt underneath their waterproofs will be fine because cotton is breathable. However, when you layer fabrics in this way, you’ll soon find that the cotton layer doesn’t dry very quickly and will leave you cold and wet. No matter how good the rest of your layers are at keeping you warm and dry, your outfit is only as good as your base layer.
Choose something long-sleeved for the winter months to help trap warm air between your skin and your base layer. The base layer should be skin-tight, but not restrictive. It should be long enough that it doesn’t ride up when you lift your arms. It also helps to look for fabrics with antibacterial properties as these are often easier to maintain and stay fresh for longer.
Once you have essentially built your golfing capsule wardrobe, be sure to accessorise with a good pair of gloves, a multipurpose snood to keep your neck and ears warm and a stylish beanie that you can wear on and off the course.