There is a certain decorum on the course that’s been a tradition since the 19th Century. There is a global debate whether such strict rules on attire are still viable on the course, but unfortunately for you more relaxed golfers, you won’t be able to play at certain courses if you make a faux pas on your outfit choice.
When it comes to Golf Fashion on the course, there is a certain decorum that’s been a tradition since the 19th Century. There is a global debate whether such strict rules on attire are still viable on the course, but unfortunately for more relaxed golfers, you won’t be able to play at certain courses if you make a faux pas on your outfit choice.
Golf is famous for its bright polo’s and checkered slacks, but many clubs have been recently criticized for allowing their members to play in a more relaxed style.
Traditionally, when playing golf, either professionally or for pleasure, long tailored trousers and collared polo shirts must be worn, however recently there have been coaches letting their junior members practice in tracksuit bottoms and hoodies, as “It’s the playing that’s important”.
There are many arguments that suggest we should be instilling discipline into the younger members and continuing the traditional rules. Other members suggest you would get the best out of junior golfers if they felt comfortable playing in a more relaxed style. Clubs are frequently changing their rules so always call ahead to make sure you adhere to their dress code.
“More importantly, don’t be afraid of standing out”
The majority of clubs and members argue that wearing the right attire is a significant part of the etiquette of the game. Not only does it improve your mental processes, but studies also suggest you have increased attention and efficiency when you’re on the course. It may come as a surprise, but colours have certain impacts on the human brain (we’d say golf was already pretty up to date with that).
The confidence derived from the right-coloured golf outfit can not only improve your game, but also your focus, confidence and motivation on the course.
Professionals believe in this theory too, as Tiger Woods is renowned to wear red on the final day of a tournament, as he believes it gives him an edge over his opponents. So, don’t try and minimize the bold designs and colours, pair the right patterns and don’t be afraid to stand out.