Golf clothing should not only be beautiful, it is more important that it be comfortable and functional. There are no specific rules regarding the form of golfers on the course, although most private and country clubs have certain standards.
General dress code rules
Generally, sweatsuits, denim jeans, collarless shirts, short shorts and sleeveless shirts are prohibited for men.
Some clubs require men to wear long socks with shorts. According to other rules, it is forbidden for ladies to be in the club building in shorts or even trousers. In different countries and clubs, the form of golfers is different.
You need clothing that allows for the complete free movement of the various parts of the body needed for basic punches. There is no shortage of choice when it comes to shirts, sweaters, trousers, shorts, slacks or skirts.
Remember that you need to spend several hours on the field, during which time significant changes in weather conditions can occur. If the weather seems fickle, make sure you have enough extra clothing to keep warm, as cold limbs and joints are the biggest enemy when playing golf, pack a waterproof raincoat in case of rain.
When choosing a waterproof raincoat, remember that you are unlikely to find clothing that is completely waterproof. The cheapest raincoat is usually lightweight nylon, which, while not very pretty, has the advantage of being compact and easy to fit in a bag.
No matter what kind of rain protection you choose, choose trousers with wide legs, preferably with zippers at the bottom, so that they do not blow in the wind and at the same time easily slip on over golf shoes. The jacket should be fairly loose with few seams. It is also important to remember to make as little noise as possible while moving on impact.
A headdress is also very important, especially in windy or rainy weather. Find something to keep your hair out of your eyes, keep the rain off your glasses, and keep your headwear well when the wind blows. The choice of hats is huge.
Golfers don’t want to look spectacular in the rain. You can see headwear from tassel hats to caps with earmuffs sewn in. Fashion should come second to functionality! In addition, remember that in good weather you need to hide your eyes from the sun with a cap with a visor or with a sun visor.
A sturdy pair of shoes
Plays an important role in a secure grip and good footwork. The most expensive shoes have an upper made of genuine leather, as well as a leather sole with spikes. However, such shoes can be very stiff, and if the sole does not bend freely, then you can get blisters on your feet.
For most players, the ideal combination is a leather upper that will “breathe”, with a rubber sole that has either studs or “pimples”. The sole must be flexible enough to allow good footwork. A hard sole will not only be uncomfortable, it will create problems when swinging.
Choose shoes with sturdy toe caps.
This also promotes good footwork as the right foot goes forward to the toes. Too flexible shoes will not provide adequate support. Also, remember that heel height can vary slightly, which affects balance and footwork. Heels that are too high can shift the weight of your left foot forward towards the ball at the moment of contact with the ball, instead of allowing you to return to your heel.
Recently, the popularity of lightweight tennis shoes has been growing more and more, because in these shoes the feet get tired less during the time spent on the field.
Glove on left hand
Most players wear a glove on their left hand to help maintain a consistent grip. Expensive genuine leather is by far the most pleasant, but it doesn’t last as long as some good synthetic materials. Additional padding at the base of the hand will help to avoid rapid wear of the glove. Such a glove will sit tighter on the hand than a regular one.
Carefully put on the glove, pulling it gently over all your fingers, and not just pulling from the wrist. In winter it is usually easier to wear a pair of thick mittens over a golf glove than to play with a pair of gloves. There are special trolley mittens that cover both the handle of the trolley and the hands.