On average in the Fall or Winter, many of us will change our golf outfit at least once per nine holes. Whether we are adding or shedding layers it is important to have a plan to stay comfortable and warm but not get overheated.
Cooler days sometimes can present some frustration when deciding what you should wear. Most of us must play midday as the mornings are cold and the evenings are getting darker.
Pullovers are often called “quarter-zips” and with this Quarter-zip trend comes comfort in golf clothing. Heavy sweaters and jackets are a part of the past, and technical fabrics with a fitness feel are in and because of that Fall golf can be a lot more comfortable than it has been in the past.
Layering items, shoes and even hats have gotten lighter. Over the course of 18-holes, we all can save a little energy by not having to carry around heavy weight clothing and shoes.
Many courses have changed their dress codes and finally we are starting to see more fashionable options for both Women and Men.
Look for solid light weight layers - Instead of picking pieces in variety of bright loud colors and patterns, build your Fall wardrobe layers with basic colors. Chances are they come off to reveal that favorite shirt anyway.
Match your sizes - Some used to think that if you wore a medium shirt, then you should buy a large outerwear piece. Don’t do that, make sure you wear mediums throughout. Most brands have adjusted their cuts a little for layers to go together. If you wear clothes that don’t fit properly, likely you won't be comfortable and they may also impede your swing.
Wear a Hat – Owning a Fall hat can make a big difference. More than 60% of your body heat is lost through your head. Keep it covered with something warm. We all hate playing in layers, keep that head covered and you’ll be able to shed a body layer and swing better.
Warm Waterproof Shoes – Find a shoe that is not only comfortable but also waterproof should you get stuck in the rain or if the ground is more dewy in the mornings.
Jackets are key – Old bulky Golf jackets used to make us look like a blob. Those days are thankfully behind us. Most golf clothes can now be worn as casual wear as well as on the course. Check out the soft and warm options. They aren’t nearly as heavy, and again solid color choices make the most sense.
Skip the hoodies – They might make you look cool, but the cooler weather can also bring wind and having the hood on your hoodie blowing around is can be a distraction. Save this trendy outerwear for after golf.
LaaTeeDa Sports has a couple great women's pull-over and jacket options that were made for lady golfers but we know you will want to wear these everyday as basic athletic leisure layering pieces.
The best way to enjoy your golf this fall season is to be comfortable and stylish. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at your options and the way new clothes can make you feel when playing in the cooler crisp air.
If you look good and feel good, chances are you will play good too.