What to wear for golf


We are frequently asked, ‘what should you wear for golf?’ Our quick answer is whatever makes you feel comfortable. When you’re first starting to play golf...whether you’re joining a group session or having an individual lesson (hopefully with a qualified golf coach or professional) you don’t want to be worrying about feeling uncomfortable in your clothes.

We have listed 3 items of clothing that it is okay to wear when you're first starting to play golf.

Golf is all about confidence and if you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing you’ll be boosting your confidence no end. We can liken it to when you’re on your way out for the evening, to an event, or a meeting. There may be something that you desperately want to wear, you put it on and find that it is just not fitting well. You wear it anyway, or the shoes you chose are not as easy to wear on a hard floor or pavement as they were at home on the carpet.

So, when you’re considering what to wear, have a look at these three basic clothing items that you can wear for golf. We have linked to House of Fraser, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, and Uniqlo to give you an idea.

Choosing your top:

There are 2 things to think about when you’re choosing a top:

1. Make sure that there’s no clothing flapping freely around your stomach/ waist or hands, and
2. Layers, if it’s too cold you can pull on another top or, if it’s too hot you can whip off one of the layers to your t-shirt or polo

Which pair of jeans or trousers:

The key thing you should consider with jeans or trousers, make sure that they have some stretch.

What type of shoes:

Flat and preferably laced…drag a pair of your trainers, plimsoles or Converse out of the wardrobe.

That should give you some idea of what you could wear when you’re coming along to one of our events. And, make you feel a little more confident when you're there.

If you need a little online retail therapy before you come along have a look at some of our suggestions.

Felicity Dunderdale