Stylish Golf Apparel for Men

Just because you are playing a sport doesn’t mean you can’t look good. This has never been truer than with golf. Golf is often called the gentleman’s sport. It only makes sense to make an effort and look like a proper gentleman when golfing, isn’t it?

Here are some do’s and don’ts in golf apparel. They can help you look stylish in the golf course as respectable gentlemen should.
The Do’s:

1.Wear clothes in good fit. If you had the muscle, accentuate it without comprising free movement in your clothes. The best golf apparel should make you look trim in the golf course.

golf shirt2.If you wear a sweater over you golf shirt during cold weather, tuck the collar in the sweater to keep a trim and proper look.

3.Long pants should fit your legs comfortably and just kiss the tops of your shoes to make you look taller.

4.Dress shorts are strictly just above the knee caps only.

5.Rain wears and other outer wears should fit the body just right to keep a trim look in the golf course.

6.Always match the color of your belt to your shirt to elongate your torso.

7.Always have a good pair of khakis. They go with everything. They are simple yet stylish and versatile like black dresses to women.

8.Do a good contrast on your tops and bottoms for a sophisticated look. Light colored pants for bright or bold colored shirts and vice versa.

9.Belt loops are in pants for good reason. If it is truly needed, use it and spare yourself from the embarrassment of hiking your pants up whenever they ride down because it does not fit around your waistline.

10.If you have a big waistline, match your belt with your pants. It draws attention away from the waistline. It also elongates your legs at the same time, which gives you a trimmer and more polished look.

11.Contrasting top and bottom colors may not work for everyone. The best solution is to play with the colors and patterns. Dark colors, especially black, can give a slimmer and sleeker look. This is highly recommended for the both shirt and pants. Vertical lines can give an optical illusion of being taller and slimmer while horizontal lines can make someone look wider. Apply these patterns in areas you want to look trimmer or bigger for a more pleasing accentuation of your body.

The Don’t’s:

1.Avoid wearing over sized or baggy clothes. Not only do they get in the way of your movements, they can also make you look sloppy.

2.Pants that go past the ankles are not appropriate golf apparel. Its edges could get dirty easily, which is improper for a gentlemanly look.

3.Too long and too short dress shorts can make you look like unkempt and vulgar respectively. So cargo pants are a strict no in any golf course.

4.Dominant prints and patterns on both shirt and pants are frowned upon. Subtlety is much more appreciated in golf apparel.

5.Never pair patterned pants with a patterned shirt. It will give a cluttered look and make you seem smaller. Always pair patterned clothes with simple ones for balance.

6.Do not untuck your shirt when playing golf. It looks casual and sloppy for a game among gentlemen.

7.Never let a shirt without a collar be a part of your golf apparel. The collars make you look respectable and professional. Never get rid of it.

8.If your shirt does have a collar, do not tuck it up. Not only will it make you look ridiculous in the golf course, it will also completely destroy the proper gentleman look you are aiming for.

Types of Golf Balls

Golf balls are one of the most recognized golf equipment. In fact, even those who do not play golf could easily recognize a golf ball. What the public does not know is that there are different kinds of golf balls. Many, especially those who do not really play golf, believe that there is only one kind of golf ball, and the type lies in the manufacturing firm. Though there may be some truth in that, as most manufacturing firms have their own designs and styles of golf balls, there is a lot more a person could know about these balls.

A golf ball is the tiny ball covered in grooves that is hit with a golf club. This ball should weigh around 1.620 oz. or 45.93 grams. It should also have a diameter of 1.680 inches or 42.67 mm. Golf balls, regardless of type, are required to undergo testing and approval done by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews or R&A, and the United States Golf Association (USGA).

Golf BallR&A is the leading authority in golf for all countries except the United States and Mexico, which are handled by the USGA. These two associations collaborate to produce and habitually revise the “Rules of Golf” which are the official and legal standard rules about any aspect regarding golf. These two associations also set the standards on the acceptable range of performance of the balls concerning their distance, velocity, and symmetry.

For the classification, there are a number of types of golf ball available but they are classified into two for simplicity. The first type is the recreational balls. These are golf balls designed for a typical golf player. These have low compression and reduced sidespin characteristics, making it appropriate for players who tend to have low swing speed, at most 80mph or 130 km/h. They are also quite affordable, ensuring that players who have a high tendency to lose balls would not have as high financial loss.

The second type of golf ball is the advanced ball. As the name implies, these are multi-layered balls, often three or more layers, which were designed for professional use. They generate greater higher amount of sidespins, especially from lofted shots using wedges. The advanced ball is draining to use, as it demands higher swing speed to compress upon impact, thus requiring the player to be physically strong. If the given golf ball compression would not match the resulting swing speed, whether because of under or over compression, there will be loss of flight distance for the ball. Advanced balls are also significantly more expensive than the recreational balls. They are often used during official games and professional trainings.

There are other types of golf balls in the market. There are even balls for those who enjoy playing but prefer not to splurge on equipment. A type of ball for the frugal player is the range ball or the practice ball. This ball is patterned from the recreational ball, but is manufactured as low-cost as possible. The practice ball is durable and has the same behaviours as a real golf ball, but is capable of shorter flight distance. Since its hitting features are far from ideal, this type is best for practice and not for actual games.

Another affordable type of golf ball is the recycled golf ball. These are used but lost balls found by golf course groundkeepers when they clear areas. These found balls are sold to a recycling firm where they are cleaned, resurfaced, and graded according to the resulting quality. These are then sold in bulks at great discounts.

There are a lot more types of golf ball available in the market. A golf player should do well to check these and match the type of ball with his skills and with the game he’d be playing.