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Is your golf attire ready for fall? Here are 8 tips to prepare for the fall golf season

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The FedEx Cup is in full swing, the Ryder Cup is coming up quickly, and school is back in session across the United States. Fall is fast approaching. The fall provides some of the best weather to play golf, especially here in the Midwest; however, the weather can be a bit unpredictable during the fall season.

Is your closet ready, or are you just going to risk looking like a fool before you ever hit your first shot? Even if you believe that your closet is good to go, you might want to check out these 10 tips that will not only keep you from feeling foolish, but it might just make you the best dressed person in your group this autumn.

1) Be prepared

Tuesday you could be wearing summer attire and then on Wednesday you are wearing everything in the closet. Such is the weather for the fall in the Midwest and in other parts of the United States. You must to have your closet wide open in the fall and make sure that you don’t leave the house without grabbing that jacket, just in case. Also, keep extra layers in your car or golf bag throughout the fall months for emergencies.

 

2) Plan ahead

Have a checklist of what you need and compare it to what you already have. If you don’t have rain pants, maybe this is the year to buy them; they’re helpful in the cold and wind too, not just the rain. Do you have a long sleeve shirt to wear under a golf shirt for extra insulation? How about a winter cap/beanie for those extra cold days where you just have the itch to play golf? If you’re prepared with smart apparel choices, the golf season can go on longer than you previously thought, and 40-degree days aren’t so bad. Also, always check the weather before you head to the course in the fall. This will save you from any disasters.

3) Layer up

Winter layers use to be a hindrance for the golf swing. However, companies such as Under Armour, Greyson, Southern Tide, Polo Ralph Lauren, Peter Millar and others have designed products specifically for golfers, allowing freedom to make a full swing and still keep warm. With proper layering and quarter-zip pullovers, you can also get away with not even wearing a jacket in cold conditions. Pants with rain pants over the top is a great way to keep your legs warm, too.

 

4) Keep the feet warm

Look into acquiring waterproof leather shoes to help keep your feet dry. Companies such as True Linkswear, Footjoy, Ecco, G/Fore and others have designed some stylish waterproof shoes. The sock game has stepped up as well and should absolutely be a part of your plan. Pro tip: Double up on socks on cold or wet days to keep your feet warm and dry.

 

5) Lose the baggy attire

This is a great rule of thumb at all times, but it is especially important during the colder weather because it will keep your body heat closer to your body. And for the plus size guy, I promise it looks slimmer and better having form fitting clothing compared to the baggy clothing.

 

6) Don’t forget the gloves and hats

Having cold hands and ears during a round of golf is absolutely miserable. Make sure that you prepare with some winter gloves, a beanie for your ears and of course some Hot Hands hand-warmers. Finding winter gloves that are different colors than black are difficult to find, but not impossible. Make sure that you treat a beanie just like a hat in that you have planned it out ahead of time and it goes well with the rest of your attire.

7) Stick with neutral colors

A dark top goes well with light bottoms, or you could try a light top with dark bottoms. If you would like to make a bold statement, follow these colors: black or navy pants with green, yellow, red or orange top. Jordan Speith is fairly conservative with how he dresses on the golf course and is a good professional to copy in style.

 

 

8) The “social situation” test

If you wouldn’t wear the outfit in a social situation, don’t wear it on the course either. There are some outfits that I am sure we have all seen in person or on the television that we cringe at. You can go bold without being too ridiculous.

When in doubt, K.I.S.S (Keep it simple stupid!). Hope this article helps you prepare for the unpredictable yet beautiful fall season of golf!

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Known as a golf junkie among his friends and family, Bryan Montgomery's passion for this game started at a young age which has blossomed into what is now a 10 year career in the golf industry. Part of the second class to graduate from Eastern Kentucky Universities PGA Golf Management program he has since worked as an assistant golf professional, customer service manager, director of club fitting and merchandise sales, and fitting specialist for Mizuno. Recently he started his own brand, Form Golf which currently focuses on the style and equipment in the golf industry. As a writer for GolfWRX Bryan's primary focus is on style in the golf industry and helping the readers become the best looking member among their group of friends. Please feel free to reach out to Bryan through Twitter or Instagram. Enjoy!

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5 Comments

  1. Scheiss

    Sep 18, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Bryan, we support your LGBTQ membership. Be proud. Don’t be afraid of colors. It’s OK man, we hear you

  2. Prime21

    Sep 16, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Oh, was this a real article??? I thought it was a spoof. Based on the info written, I would say Form Golf is in trouble.

  3. Stanford

    Sep 16, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    The women had an epic finish to a major this morning and this is what golfwrx publishes?

  4. A. Commoner

    Sep 16, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Suggestion #8 is solid advice. It seems the most popular and repulsive look today is the ‘slob look.’ It is practically guaranteed the person’s level of intelligence and general conduct is revealed by their appearance.

  5. Greg V

    Sep 16, 2018 at 5:37 pm

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