For outsiders looking in, the game of golf appears quite simplistic — swing a club, hit a ball, get said ball in the hole. Easy, right? Not so fast. Until you really delve deep and begin to understand the sport, and all of its external factors, will you realize it’s a very, very technical game, and any misstep could be catastrophic to your round. However, nothing, and I repeat nothing, is more devastating to your game and your credibility than showing up at the clubhouse wearing the improper attire.
Golf is one of the world’s more prolific pastimes, with versions dating as far back as Julius Caesar. In 1860, the first British Open took place and the sport’s popularity grew from there. The decades to follow would see the game spill across continents and into modern times with the United States manicuring its first 18-hole course in Wheaton, Illinois in 1893. One year later, the United States Golf Association was upstarted, later becoming the current day Professional Golf Association (PGA) of America. Despite successfully advancement into the 21st century, the game’s signature staple still remains its etiquette of dress.
Early modern era golfers saw themselves hitting the links wearing formal clothing, such as long trousers, stockings and morning jackets with ties. However, it wasn't until the 1950s and ‘60s that players like Arnold Palmer and Gary Player helped move the needle from ultraconservative fashions to looser khaki pants and polos. This cause and effect ultimately paved the way for brands like adidas Golf to design and innovate a next generation of golf-specific clothing and footwear.
Golf is commonly known for two things: 1) playing a casual outing amongst friends, and 2) brokering new or ongoing deals with business clients. For whatever the purpose, adidas has you feeling confident and looking sharp every stroke of the way.
For when the temperatures rise and competition gets fierce, adidas’ line of relaxed and ultra comfy shirts is designed to increase airflow and wick away moisture for uninterrupted play. Add in its fold-over collar, placket detail and straight hemline, and you’ve got a design that’ll be the talk of the clubhouse.
As summer transitions to fall, adidas offers a plethora of pants, shorts and skorts available in bright and traditional colors. With integrated stretch fabrication, your clothes will move with you, not against you, as you chip in two consecutive eagles on the back nine.
Last but not least, don’t forget to seal the deal and lace up in high performance cleats to round out your proverbial hole-in-one look. No cart, no problem! Walk the course in comfort with a tech-infused foam midsole for a cushion that’s second to none. And with strategically placed adiwear™traction for improved stability, grip and performance, sand traps and questionable weather will be a non-issue.
Before you set up your next tee time, check out some of adidas’ top-rated clothing and footwear products below. After all, if you look good, you’ll feel good, and you’ll perform better.
- adidas Golf CLIMACOOL® Debossed 3-Stripes Polo
- adidas Golf Climalite Essentials Sleeveless Solid Polo '15