Golf Apparel Tested
Club: FootJoy 2016 Range
Size: Large & 36" waist
Pullover NavyMerino V-Neck
Lambswool V-Neck Slipover Navy
Berkley Polo Grey
FJ Polo Purple
FJ Polo Grey
Performance Trousers Navy
Tech Fabric Trousers White
Performance Shorts Khaki
When I go on these testing trips I think apparel is just as important as the equipment that I am testing, and so I try to replicate what I know you will need for your next golf trip/tour or playing at your local club. Obviously being a golfer fashion is a big part of playing now along with practicality and comfort. One of the big considerations as we all know is being on a golf course anywhere between 3-5 hours where the weather can change at any moment.
FootJoy have introduced what they call their advanced fabrics which include designs in Cooling Pique, Oxford Knit, Stretch Pique and a cotton-feel Spun Polyester, giving you a technologically-advanced polo shirt keeping you cool when the sun is up and warm when it’s not.
The polo’s combine well with the mid-layer tops including the popular chill-outs, both Brushed Chill-Outs and Pique tops, as well as the Lambswool or Merino jumpers or slip-over.
FootJoys Performance trousers are made from a comfortable, stretchable polyester and spandex blended fabric and come in three styles, regular, athletic and a tapered-leg Slim Fit option.
FootJoy have the perfect blend of combinations and for my 9 day trip I took three polo shirts, two pairs of trousers, one pair of shorts, a slip over, one jumper and one chillout top, I did add to this by buying a FootJoy Performance mid layer Half-Zip Vest mainly because it was on sale at Hazeltine National and had the Ryder Cup logo on it!!
That combination worked for me giving me plenty of variations and covered all weathers and although it didn’t rain – the trousers are shower resistant – the early morning starts were quite cold, but with FootJoys layering system using a combination of mid and essential mid layers, I was able to keep nice and warm until the sun started to come up – which you can check out on the Minnesota course videos.
I am a big fan of the half slip top or sleeveless half zip tops, even in the summer, as they keep my back warm and for someone who suffers sometimes with a bad back it helps keep those muscles warm, allowing me to swing freely.
So when you are planning your next golf holiday/weekend away or just want to look good on your home course I recommend you take a look at FootJoys layering system. Pick the combinations that will work whether the sun is in or out and with a combination of outfits and colours like me you will be covered for the whole trip while still travelling light
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