Golfers Stay Clear of Traps With Sportswear That’s Above Par
Take a look at today’s golf course and you’re not likely to see a lot of traditional duffer wear.
“Golf fashion is moving away from ‘golfy'-looking apparel and going toward a more stylish country-club look,” says David Walther, assistant manager of Nevada Bob’s Discount Golf in Laguna Hills.
Today’s golfers want fashionable, yet functional, apparel that transcends the golf course to everyday activities, agrees David Roderick, president of the golf-apparel manufacturer Avid Sportswear. “The days of the plain, solid golf shirt are gone.”
Many of today’s golf-wear fashions are also moving toward a European look with a traditional Western influence, adds Kathi Corvi, the buyer for Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point.
For apparel sure to positively affect the look of your golf game, here’s a sampling of stores:
AMERICAN CLASSIC GOLF SHOP
This store carries a large selection of golf wear by a variety of makers. Dress up for the course in a PGA Tour shirt. The 50% cotton, 50% polyester short-sleeved top is beige. It has a right-hand pocket and a tour collar ($19-$35, sizes small to extra, extra large).
Pair the shirt with dark brown Royal slacks. These pants have four pockets and are made of 50% cotton, 50% polyester. They come unhemmed to accommodate a variety of heights ($20-$45, sizes 28-44).
Keep the sun’s rays at bay with a Titleist visor in black or white. Instead of plastic, this adjustable cap is made of soft cloth ($8).
14122 Willow Lane, Westminster, (714) 897-4787.
Look good on the green in this store’s Nike 100% cotton multiprint shirt of purple, blue and white on a black background. It has a polo-type collar and three buttons in the front ($43, sizes medium to extra large).
The store also carries Nike black 100% cotton slacks. These have a pleated front and four pockets. The pants come unhemmed for adjustment purposes ($50, sizes 28-40).
Keep the cool air out with a Nike Windbreaker. This navy and royal blue jacket has a zipper and snap button front. It is 100% nylon on the outside with cotton lining. There are two zipper pockets and elastic at the base of the jacket. Large and extra large sizes available ($46).
This outfit can be enhanced with a Callaway black straw hat with the maker’s name written across the front ($26).
18210 Yorba Linda Blvd., Suite 401, Yorba Linda, (714) 524-3563.
HOUSE OF GOLF
Available here is the Sport Thompson 100% cotton shirt which has a multicolored geometric design in a variety of colors. It’s short-sleeved, with a right breast pocket. “This shirt is really durable and long-lasting,” says store owner Jack Birnbaum. It comes in sizes small to extra, extra large ($28).
The store also has a white sweater-vest Birnbaum says goes well with the shirt. This V-neck pull-over is 100% polyester ($25-$35, sizes small to extra, extra large).
The look can be finished with Sport Thompson 60% cotton, 40% polyester black pants. These have two pockets on each side and for added comfort, two adjustable buttons on the waist. The pants come unhemmed so that the length can be adjusted ($35, sizes 36-44).
518 E. Imperial Highway, Brea, (714) 990-2578.
LAS VEGAS DISCOUNT
GOLF AND TENNIS
Look fashionable on the golf course in this store’s Head 100% cotton short-sleeved shirt. The turquoise, purple and white striped top has banded sleeves and a soft collar. It comes in sizes small to extra large ($50).
The store also carries Sport Thompson 100% cotton black shorts. These have four pockets and are 22 inches in length ($30, sizes 30-42.) This outfit can be complemented with a Tijeras white 100% fleece pull-over vest. This has a V-neck and is sleeveless ($30, sizes medium to extra large).
Ward off the sun with a Kanjol straw Panama hat. This is cream colored and adjustable ($23).
27525 Puerta Real, Suite 900, Mission Viejo, (714) 367-1992.
At this store, you’ll find an Ashworth short-sleeved polo shirt. It is 100% cotton and comes in white ($47.50, sizes small to extra, extra large). Pair this with Antigua khaki-colored shorts. These are Bermuda-length and made of 80% cotton, 20% polyester. They have two rear pockets and two front pockets ($44, sizes 30-42).
The store also carries a 100% acrylic Perking sweater. It is long-sleeved and comes in navy blue ($40, sizes small to extra, extra large).
8888 Los Coyotes Drive, Buena Park, (714) 521-6171.
MONARCH BEACH GOLF LINKS
An Avid 100% cotton shirt in a multiblend of brown, olive, tan and beige is available here. This soft-collar top has short, banded sleeves ($54, sizes medium to extra large). Team this with Ashworth cotton pleated twill shorts. The khaki-colored shorts are Bermuda length and have side pockets ($50, sizes 32-38).
Keep warm on the course in a long-sleeved SDI sweat shirt made of French terry cotton. It is black with khaki-colored accents and can be embroidered with your club logo. The sweat shirt’s crew neck reaches the throat ($65, sizes medium to extra large).
33080 Niguel Road, Dana Point, (714) 240-8247.
NEVADA BOB’S DISCOUNT GOLF
At this store, you’ll find Sport Thompson khaki-colored pleated pants. They are made of 50% cotton, 50% polyester and have four pockets ($40, sizes 30-40). Team these with a Hogan Legend short-sleeved, soft collar shirt. This 100% cotton cream top has a geometric design pattern in blue and gray ($45, sizes medium-large and extra large).
There is also a Hogan white baseball cap. This 100% cotton hat has the maker’s name written on top in blue and underlined in red. One size fits all ($12).
24741 Alicia Parkway, Suite H., Laguna Hills, (714) 472-4653.
ROGER DUNN GOLF SHOPS
At these stores you’ll find Bullet Tour Slacks Style No. 1193 in 55% cotton, 45% polyester. These feature a wide elastic inner band and plain front. They are available in a variety of colors, including white, light blue, black, navy, tan, red, teal and charcoal ($35, sizes 30-42).
The stores also also carry Bullet Tour Knickers Style No. 1393 with adjustable Velcro leg openings and double pleats. These come in easy-care machine washable 55% cotton, 45% polyester. You’ll find them in navy, tan, black and red with matching argyle socks ($45, sizes 32-40).
The Jacquard print Bullet Style No. 193 Shirt has a solid knit collar and banded sleeves. This 60% cotton, 40% polyester top comes in a variety of colors such as burgundy, navy, purple and white ($33, sizes medium to extra, extra large).
28362 Marguerite Parkway 1, Mission Viejo, (714) 364-1611; 1956 E. McFadden Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 558-0074, and 12345 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach, (310) 598-1300.
GOLF CLUB PRO SHOP
Carried here is a variety of golf wear, including Ashworth double- and triple-pleat 100% combed cotton twill pants. “The pant’s tapered legs are both functional and stylish and give a ’50 look,” says the store’s buyer Ruth Kirk. The slacks come in khaki, stone gray, cream, black, charcoal and wheat ($66, sizes 32-36).
There is also an Avid 100% cotton soft-collar shirt. This comes in a variety of colors, including white, blue, black, cream and khaki ($54-$57, sizes medium to extra, extra large).
The Gear Clipper jacket is the most popular seller, says Kirk. This waterproof polyester/cotton poplin coat is fully lined and has a vented back. It is available in white with a navy accent or billiard green and a navy accent ($85, sizes medium to extra large).
12442 Tustin Ranch Road, Tustin, (714) 730-1611.