The Best Golf Apparel and Accessories for Fall
We can't help you with your swing, but we can make sure you look good on the course
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The golf world has experienced a sea of change in recent years, with a massive influx of new players during the pandemic. Course owners and retailers were suddenly jammed with rookies, and starter golf club sets flew off the store shelves.
The resulting democratization of a game traditionally indulged in by those of a certain class has created a market for golf leisure-wear with a more youthful and fashion-forward bent.
Gone are the days of humdrum, single-color polo shirts and billowing khaki pants. In swept a hurricane of bold patterns and shades that knocked out the country club set and their stodgy dress code policies. Jeans are still a no-go at the swanky private clubs, so don’t roll up to the first tee in your finest Japanese selvedge denim. But there are still opportunities to pull off a cool golf fit.
Traditional golf apparel brands — Callaway, Adidas, etc. — are adapting to the influx of younger, brasher players, which means they have fresh gear and clothes for the new golfing crowd. There are also new companies like Devereux and Peter Millar who aren’t afraid to push the envelope with bolder colors and designs. Hell, even Drake is in the golf game with Nocta, his own golf inspired-fashion line produced by Nike.
Below, some of the best fall golf apparel and gear for new and experienced golfers alike looking to keep playing through season.
A reliable jacket deserves a spot at the top of any list of the best fall golf apparel. The Merge Elite is long-sleeved, body-hugging performance wear with a classic fit. The polyester/spandex blend is moisture-wicking and wind-resistant and has four-way stretch and a minimal logo. It also has a two-way zip for added functionality and movement. .
This 5-year-old Texas brand is owned by two brothers who are pushing the boundaries of golf style. Their FC polo is graced with a “skull caddie” logo and is indebted to classic soccer jerseys. It has a breathable, anti-microbial fabric and a modern oversized relaxed fit. You should heed the brand’s sound advice, “Play More, Complain Less.”
Traction and stability come courtesy of the new Biom G5 spikes, though Ecco also offers hybrid golf/street shoes known for both versatility and comfort. It’s like a Gorp-core hiking boot fused with the most comfortable golf shoes imaginable.
Runners have sworn by these performance socks for years, and now the company is offering golfers the same targeted compression and anatomical design meant to enhance fit and eliminate blisters. They are made from recycled plastic and eschew the bulky toe seam of old. They come with a lifetime guarantee, too, so return and replace them anytime.
Like we mentioned before, denim is still a no-go, but fear not: you can still keep casual in Callaway’s lightweight, moisture-wicking trousers. It’s a more traditional golf brand, but they have updated fits and styles like this denim-inspired 5-pocket pant. The tapered fit and Elastane/polyester blend help will make it easier for you to fire those hips like the tour pros do.
According to Under Armour, the infared component retains body heat without adding unwanted weight. Knit-fleece finger gussets maximize mobility and stretch, and the water-resistant, bonded exterior is ideal for fall and winter outings. Sure beats those five-alarm butane hand-warmers.
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