1. Long Sleeve Dress Shirts
Lately, Phil Mickelson has been wearing these at tournaments. He looks like a rules official or some bored office worker that wants to pull off a quick nine after a long day toiling away in a cublicle. Even Phil the Thrill can’t pull this look off, so puh-leeze, just wear a regular golf shirt. Another great and goofy Phil fashion statement is wearing a watch while playing.
2. Flat Brim Caps
Unless you’re trying to squeeze in a quick round before you attend a rap concert, please refrain from wearing these ridiculous looking lids.
3. All White From Head to Toe
If your desire is to look like an ice cream truck driver, house painter or tennis player at Wimbledon, by all means, show up at the golf course in all white.
4. High-Top Golf Shoes
You can thank Rickie Fowler for trying to introduce this fashion statement on to the golf course. Thankfully, it hasn’t caught on. Unless you’re an NBA golf fanatic like J.R. Smith or Stephen Curry, please leave your high-tops at home in your closet.
5. Camouflage Outfits
Maybe for Larry the Cable Guy or some deer hunter who just fell out of your tree perch onto the fairway, but the rest of us should not wear camouflage on the golf course. Same goes for bowling shirts, Hawaiian shirts and baseball and football jerseys.
6. Golf Sandals
Yes, you might be in the bunkers all day, but that still doesn’t give you the right to play golf in sandals. If you like sandals so much, please take up beach volleyball or perhaps frisbee golf.
7. Matching Husband and Wife Outfits
This is the couple that has WAY too much time on their hands. Oh yeah, they also generally own a tricked up golf cart with sheepskin seat covers and a customized license plate that reads “Bob & Madge.”
8. Oversized Golf Shirts
Hey, the 1980s called and they want these shirts back NOW.
9. Logos Gone Crazy
Nothing and I mean nothing is more annoying than the guy who shows up wearing a logo hat, shirt and pants. He’s basically saying, “Hey guys, I played Pebble, Pinehurst and Bandon Dunes and went to the Masters and you poor slugs haven’t been anywhere.”
10. Cowboy Hats
I realize a cowboy hat provides more protection against the sun than a traditional golf cap, but unless you’re a rancher rounding up some cattle or an urban cowboy looking for love in all the wrong places, I highly suggest leaving this legendary lid at home on the hat rack.