Friday, April 19, 2013

Top 10 Golf Fashion Don'ts

Golf fashion has evolved rapidly in the past few years.

I mean, just look at Rickie Fowler in his fluorescent outfits, John Daly in his Loudmouth pants and Hunter Mahan in his rapper style golf hats...

Let's face it, though, popular PGA Tour pros can get away with it.

Others can't.

Like these guys...

1. Wearing Your Shirt Out to Hide Your Gut--Nothing says, "Hey, I'm trying to camouflage my massive boiler/beer gut" like guy who wears his golf shirt over his belt.

2. Oversize Non-Golf Belt Buckle--Wearing a buckle sporting a skull or beer company logo might be more appropriate at Daytona Beach Bikefest. On the golf course, ya might want to tone it down a bit.

3. Cargo Shorts--If you're a college student, vacationer on a safari or ornithologist, you're welcome to wear cargo shorts. If you're on a golf course, not so much.

4. Golf Sandals--Can we just leave sandals to surfers. Just because you're in the bunkers all day, doesn't mean you have to sport this footwear.

5. Jeans--It's a great American fashion statement, but just not on the golf course. The fabric doesn't breathe well, there is no pocket room for golf balls, tees and markers and they make you look like a ranch hand with a golf club. Other than that, I guess they're ok, right?

6. Hawaiian Shirts--Please save these for luaus and backyard barbecues. They never looked good on Duffy Waldorf and they don't even look that great on Hawaii golf courses.

7. Visors--Please leave the visors to Brandt Snedeker, Phil Mickelson and Steve Spurrier.

8. Watches--Unless your "Phil the Thrill" scoring some big endorsement dollars for wearing one, you don't really need a watch to tell you how slow the group in front of you is moving.

9. Knickers--Should only be worn by those participating in a hickory stick tournament or by the goofy emcee at a charity golf tournament. Please leave the knickers (plus fours) in the closet.

10. Matching Hat and Shirt with Masters Logo--It's okay to wear a shirt or even hat separately, but when you wear both at the same time it screams: "Hey, I went to the Masters, you didn't, and you wish you could be me."


  1. Great stuff. Now for the chicks. Skirts and more skirts.

  2. Top 10 Fashion Don'ts for Ladies coming soon.

  3. Great article. I am always amazed at the way some people are dressed on the course.

    Keep up the good blog.

  4. Thanks Richie. What someone is wearing is not so much annoying as it is entertaining most of the time. Now, if they're ridiculously dressed and they play exceptionally SLOW, then that's a problem. Slow play is hurting golf more than just about anything.

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  6. Golf has always been considered a "gentleman's game," and although golf's appeal has broadened to include virtually every demographic and it's really productive in men golf shirts. Good work.

  7. I agree with all the points you've listed here. Both men and women golf players have become the so-called "fashionistas" nowadays. I can't see any problem with that as long as they are able to carry themselves while driving around the golf course. Comfy and fashionable golf apparels are available at But I guess there some players still remain superstitious so they often ended up overdoing their outfit. I can't wait to see your next post.

  8. Thanks for your comments Great White Shark.

  9. Hi! Please allow me to add something on your list. Apparels with loud prints are not welcome on the course. It may look cool for you but try to imagine playing on the course with someone screaming on his/her shirt, "Hey, look at me!". Let's respect not just the game but also everyone playing on the course.

  10. I respectfully disagree. I don't mind loud print shirts on the course. After all, if they're good enough for Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter, and Billy Hoerschel,then I think everybody should be able to wear them.

  11. It depends on the print though. He must be referring to multi-colored golf apparels with florals everywhere. It's given that Rickie Fowler is oozing with sex appeal without even wearing his designer clothes. Regardless if your shirt is loud or not, what matters most is on how you carry yourself.

  12. Kevin, you're right. Agonizingly slow players, drunken louts and those who never repair divots are a lot worse than some golfer dressed in loud or goofy apparel.

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