How Women Can Swing On The Golf Course
Golf fashions are often designed by men — and the result isn’t swinging. Everything is either too short, uber-boxy or see-through. There are new options available for women.
One apprehension among women golfers is knowing what to wear. Male golfers clothing often mirror business dress casual. A woman needs to know what comfortable golf attire consists of and where to find it. Women golfers have been forced to dress more conservatively than they would for the office.
Golf brands and style which work for women include Lizzy Driver and Jofit. But clothing for the sport is expensive — almost double that for tennis. The cost has kept many women from starting golf as a hobby.
With the options available today, women are finding it possible to acquire comfortable clothing for the course without leaving their closed and still look like a champion.
Secrets For Dress Appropriately
Khakis or capris are the best choice for pants, and on some courses, black exercise pants are acceptable.
Always go with collared shirts. Either a long sleeve workout shirt or a more-formal button down are fine.
If a lady isn’t ready for golf shoes, they can wear running shoes. The stability won’t be the same, but for a beginner, the difference isn’t noticed.
Wear tights or spandex under a short tennis-type skirt. If the weather is too warm for tights, choose a longer skirt. The acceptable length for most courses just pass the fingertips when standing up. Snooty clubs, like Augusta and Cypress Point want the skirt below the knees.
Leave The Closet But Stay Inexpensive
Stores like Marshalls or TJ Maxx have inexpensive starter outfits and golf clothing at great prices. If you’re in doubt, wear what you would wear to the office and change your shoes. A business appropriate outfit is 99.9% golf course appropriate.
Things to Look For
Look for clothes made of a moisture wicking material. Stay away from stores like Banana Republic. Golf is a sport. It may not be a cardio workout, but you will want something breathable.
It is not the gym. It’s a golf course. Those super tight low-cut workout tops are not going to be welcome at the club. Looser fits, with sleeves, are the standing dress code. Worried about tan lines? Find sleeveless collared styles.
Courses have dress codes, although many are outdated. Most clubs want to see the shorts hit the knee. If someone can see your butt cheeks when you bend over, the shorts are too, well, short.
Heading to an exclusive course? Wear pants or buy a golfing outfit. The idea isn’t to buy a new outfit, but remember the club can send you home for dressing inappropriately. After all, you don’t want to embarrass the member who invited you.
With the variety of fashion choices available — and more coming each day — looking like a champion is possible, even on a budget.