What you wear on the greens depends on where you play and the time of day, since even a course in hot country is cool in the morning. So if you like to hit the links early, say along the coast or at the best golf course in Central Oregon, River’s Edge, consider something you can shed if you need to. Like a hoodie.
Trendy Warmth on Your Favorite Course
Think I’m kidding? Not at all. A stylish and modern golf pullover like the G/Fore Tech Hoodie is a non-bulky gem for keeping you warm in the morning. Inside, the fleece-lined fabric is soft but stretchy. Outside, there are two front hand pockets, and the signature skull and cross-bone tee’s logo is prominent on the left chest.
As the sun rises and solar radiation heats your core, you can shed that bad-boy hoodie and stash it in your bag. G/Fore has pullovers for men and women, so check them out if you want to stay warm.
Keep in mind that sweatpants and tops are less likely to be acceptable at golf resorts, although some community golf courses do allow most everything, even jeans, and long skirts, for ladies. Those rules get accentuated by women’s golf clothes, and most private courses lean towards more traditional shorts, skorts, and pants. Sport Haley and Puma do have new pants and capris styles you might consider.
Also trending is IBKUL Women’s Printed Ankle Golf Pants made from 85% polyester and 15% spandex. New technology offers UPF 50+ protection from harmful sunlight to covered areas, all in a fashionable, tapered leg design with side slits at leg openings. The pants are lightweight, breathable, and wrinkle-free!
New Warmer Weather Apparel
For the ladies, sleeveless golf dresses are coming on strong, with the front-runner Nivo Ariel featuring stretch fabric construction for maximum mobility and an adjustable zipper placket and collar. The moisture-wicking fabric keeps you dry while offering UPF 40+ sunlight protection.
For the guys, who tend to buck new trends longer than the ladies, prints on lighter fabric, non-polo-style shirts are pushing forward. The shirts aren’t precisely Hawaiian-style patchworks of palm trees and beach sunsets, but we see plenty of geometric designs, multiple shapes, and even pineapples popping up.
2021 is the Year of Fashion Crossovers
River’s Edge is seeing 2021 as the year of crossovers. Manufacturers from Adidas to ECCO to Footjoy are consciously designing clothes you can sport anywhere, even after a round of golf. There’s no need to rush home to change when you can rock the same outfit all day.
Now, with the transformation of spike-less golf shoes coming in full force, you can get excellent grip and stability off the tee and even in the sand. Then you can wear the same shoes while driving from the box or driving your car.
ECCO offers several Hybrid designs that are fashionable on and off the course, with their dressy, Biom 3 featuring a two-tone leather style top. Adidas also offers a two-tone leather style with their Adicross Retro spike-less shoe. More styles are likely to be coming soon to Bend’s top golf course.