As the weather heats up, you need to look and feel your best out on the course. Any one of these 2016 golf polo shirts will do just the job
How to choose your golfing outfit
A lot more goes into making the modern golf polo shirt than you might think. It is a very different offering compared to what golfers would have bought five years ago, when cotton was popular despite its relative lack of performance attributes and durability.
Here are 15 of the best 2016 golf polo shirts to help spice up your wardrobe. Remember, as Ian Poulter says… look good, feel good, play good!
FootJoy Lisle Stripe with Contrast Top – RRP £55
Easy care fabric avoids wrinkling and shrinking, double stitch seams enhance durability.
Galvin Green Macoy – RRP £95
This no-iron Ventil8 polo shirt provides 20+ UV protection and permanent anti-bacterial technology to keep the garment fresh.
Ping Atlas – RRP £65
Combines the quick drying, lightweight and breathable Coolmax all-season fabric with a tailored fit and attention to detail.
Puma Patternblock – RRP £45
Moisture-wicking properties and ‘Drycell’ and ‘Pwrcool’ technologies keep you cool, comfortable and dry out on the course.
Under Armour Coldblack Chip In Stripe – RRP £50
Under Armour’s coldblack technology reflects IR and heat rays, so even dark colors don’t get too hot, while 30+ UPF protects skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
Mizuno X-Tint Argyle – RRP £60
Mizuno’s ‘Drylite’ technology manages moisture to enhance feel and performance.
Nike MM Fly Blade – RRP £55
The lightweight, Dri-FIT fabric with ergonomic seams provides a full range of motion while the blade collar design provides comfort with a minimal rib design and a refined look.
Adidas Golf Badge Of Sport – RRP £29.99
This lightweight, breathable and technical golf shirt wicks moisture effectively, keeping you cool and dry. It also boasts a self fabric collar, 3 button placket and open hem sleeves.
Callaway Asymmetric – RRP £44.99
Oscar Jacobson Lyndon – RRP £59
Travis Mathew Boardwalk – RRP £59
Lyle & Scott Hawick – RRP £55
Chervo Astemio – RRP £100
G/FORE Pique – RRP £65
IJP Design Tour Shard – RRP £76.95
2016 Golf Polo Shirt Buyers’ Guide
Nowadays, synthetic materials offer much better performance characteristics, such as removing moisture to keep you dry on hot days and even managing your body odour. They also require minimal ironing. The ultimate goal of these fabric innovations is to help you feel as comfortable as possible out on the course to allow you to focus on your game. Not only has the technology improved considerably in recent times, but the styling and fit options have also taken a giant leap forward.
Polo shirts now come in a variety of fits – from loose to athletic – to suit your taste, while styles today look just as good off the course as they do on it. If you’re in between sizes, it’s always best to opt for the larger option so your golf swing isn’t impeded. One final piece of advice… don’t be one of those golfers who has their shirt untucked or collar up – it’s not big or clever and certainly doesn’t enhance the look.