With lockdown rules being relaxed and the sun shining (more often, at least) golf is now firmly back on the agenda. If you’re returning to the sport or just starting out, here are a few key pieces to get you back on the course in style.
First thing’s first, you need to look the part. That means a top with a collar, smart trousers (no jeans) and a pair of smarter shoes. Forget crazy argyle patterns, plus fours and long socks, if you want to look good while sticking to golf-club dress code we’ve got the perfect line-up.
Firstly pick a polo shirt. If you go plain you can definitely afford to go a bit bolder with the colour. Button it right up for a precise and preppy look. Don’t feel obliged to go for a wild colour though if it isn’t your style. Classic neutrals look just as neat.
We don’t think you can beat a pair of chinos. They’re more comfortable and more versatile than a formal pair of trousers. A classic sand or beige chino will look great with a brighter polo, Navy will always work with a white or grey polo and grey looks on point with purple, too.
When it comes to footwear, shoes are the easiest place to slip up. You need spikes on the course but for the bar afterwards (when it reopens), what you want is a smart-casual shoe. Nothing too shiny or pointy, but nothing close to a trainer either. We recommend going for a suede slip on, failing that a suede brogue will do nicely too. The more casual texture of the suede shoes complements the slightly sportier aesthetic of your chinos and polo in a way a high-shine leather won’t.
Follow our tips to score a hole in one in the style stakes, now all you need to do is work on your putting game.
The Big Golf Race with Prostate Cancer UK
If you need a little extra motivation to get back in the game, Prostate Cancer UK has launched The Big Golf Race in partnership with the PGA and Tour Player Danny Willett. The Big Golf Race challenges you to play four rounds in one day (Marathon), two rounds in one day (Half-Marathon) or one round as quick as you can (Sprint). You can take part as an individual or as a team, while helping raise vital funds and awareness of the most common cancer in the UK. Talk to your club and see how you can take part (while sticking to those social distancing rules, of course).