This is a major weekend for golf lovers. The PGA Championship is already in full swing at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. Sure you should tune in for the competition but pay attention to what the pros are wearing as well. Guys like Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy don’t get on the leader board by dressing like duffers. Fashion has been a player on the fairway throughout the history of the game. Whether you prefer the country club elegance of Ben Hogan, the head-to-toe pastel pizazz of Doug Sanders or the cutting edge style of a J. Lindeberg clad Camilo Villegas you want your own golf style to be up to par.
Save the mulligans for your crappy drives and get your golf look on point. Right now, form and function are on the upswing. Don’t fall into the style trap of wearing baggy pants and blousy shirts. Instead, tee up your look with technical moisture wicking fabrics made with a little stretch. You’ll want full range of motion when swinging that driver. Today’s pros are finely tuned athletes. Guys like Rory McIlroy are grinding in the gym, and it shows. This weekend, you’ll see them on the PGA Tour, wearing more body conscience fitted shirts and slimmer flat front trousers.
The winner of the PGA Championship pockets $1,890,000.00. These pros are dressed for work and mean business, wearing navy, gray and black. You should still expect to see white pants and shirts as they will continue to dominate, but for the most part, the major contenders seem to be gravitating towards traditional menswear colors. The only exception may be Rickie Fowler, known for making a bright color splash for Puma. But, even Fowler seems to grounding his bright hues by pairing them more sedate and sophisticated neutrals.
Like golf style, golf shoes have come along way. Nike Golf always gets it right. The low profile, vintage inspired Course Classic is waterproof and thoroughly modern. It has a lightweight, and innovative pressure mapped outsole that gives you traction on and off the course. Wear them straight to the 19th hole. When it comes to performance, Nike’s Lunarlon collection is also a safe bet.
This weekend, Jordan Spieth, at just 24 years old may become the youngest player to seal a career grand slam. And he didn’t get this far bucking the club dress code. Your shirt must be tucked in at all times. Your belt is the key to a winning put together. If you’re tall like Spieth, he’s 6’1’’, go ahead and break up your outfit by wearing a belt in a contrasting color. We love a good braided web belt. Under Armour shows you exactly how to put together. Are you vertically challenged? You’ll appear taller and leaner on the fairway if you match the color of your belt to the color of your pants. It creates the illusion of height with an unbroken longer line from your head to your spikes.
Facial fur continues to dominate both on and off the links. A well-manicured beard like Dustin Johnson’s can cut it at the snooty country club. It’s all in the grooming. To keep it neatly pruned, invest in a good trimmer like the Philips Norelco 7200 Vacuum Beardtrimmer Pro. Nourishing your beard and the skin underneath with Grooming Lounge Whisker Sauce Beard Conditioner will keep itching and flaking away. Your beard should not look and feel like a Brillo Pad. Finish the round strong with Beardbrand Beard Oil for softness and shine.