Posted on May/03/2012
This spring in Atlanta, Ga. it’s been in the mid to upper 80’s and sunny almost every day. I’m not one to complain about sunny weather, but isn’t it a little early in the year to break into the 90’s? Yet, a sunny day on the weekend has almost a built in requirement to head to the golf course or a driving range.
I’ve already blogged about how the kind of clothing you wear can enhance your golf performance, but now I think it’s time to talk about the hot weather items in particular. What’s so special about the CoolMax ® fabrics, anyway? Will a change in golf shorts really change your swing?
Picture this, you’re on the golf course, around your 7th hole, and it’s hot. Like, fry your egg on the cart paths hot. Not surprisingly, there are beads of sweat on your brow, both from the hard work you’re putting in, and the fact that you’ve been outside for quite some time at this point. You’re so hot, you’re actually contemplating finishing your game early and calling it a day after 9 holes rather than the full course.
Here’s where the right choice in golf attire comes in to play. Instead of grabbing any old pair of cargo shorts and cotton shirt, pick a polo that breathes with you during the day, and wicks away moisture. The CoolMax ® fabrics on all of our performance polos actually pull perspiration away from the body, and through the fabric. This technology lets the shirts dry more quickly, leaving you feeling more comfortable on the course.
As for ditching the cargos, our golf shorts are made with microfiber twill, so they're lighter and will move better with your swing. The shorts are made with SuperDry fabrics that also wick away moisture like the polos. If you’d prefer cotton, a pair of plaid Westport shorts are perfect. These shorts are 96% cotton, but do have 4% Spandex, so they move with your swing, as well. The variations of plaid in this style range from subtle to bold, perfect for integrating color into your summer wardrobe like we suggested a few months ago.
If winter was any indication of what summer will be like, my guess is that the weather isn’t going to be “mild” by any definition. So, gear up for this summer like you would if you were going to the beach. You wouldn’t go swimming without a swim suit, right? Well, don’t go golfing without the right apparel, either.
CoolMax Fabrics ® on OxfordGolf.com: