Beginner's Guide To Golf: What To Wear | SwingDish

Beginner's Guide To Golf: What To Wear

Are you new to golf? Or just need a refresher? Follow along during our 6-week blog series to learn some tips and tricks from SwingDish! 

What To Wear + What Not To Wear On The Golf Course

Many people think women have to wear khaki shorts and polos to the golf course, but we are here to tell you that it is no longer the case! These stereotypes of boring women's golf clothes are long gone! Ladies - you can still show off your personality while on the course. Sometimes dress code requirements can vary by course. Make sure to reach out to your course prior to your tee time to avoid any issues. WLDA and Symmetra Tour Pro, Alex Phillips, says "Be conscious of the golf course you are going to. Some places, especially public courses, it’s acceptable to wear leggings and just a t-shirt to play, other places you need a collar and your shirt tucked into slacks". Take Alex's advice - showing up in a halter top and jeans might result in being asked to change clothes. 

Tops 

A collared or polo shirt is always a safe bet on the course. SwingDish polos are anything but basic. Our Harper, Mia, Kaye and Grace tops are classic polos with the SwingDish flair. Most golf courses allow you to wear sleeveless polo's as well. If you are looking for a little more coverage, you can wear long sleeve shirts to the golf course, as long as they have a collar. All SwingDish clothing provides UPF 50+ for added sun protection. 

Prohibited tops on the golf course include strapless tops, t-shirts, halter tops, crop tops, and swimming suits.   

 

Outerwear

Hitting the links while it's chilly? There are still stylish options for you to wear while keeping you warm. We suggest wearing a vest, sweater, pullover, rain jacket, or windbreaker.  Our Bomber Jacket will keep the wind at bay while you're swinging a club or at brunch. Our Boyfriend Pullover will keep you comfortable and warm while still providing that high level of style you want. Baggy clothing can restrict your performance, so we recommend wearing semi-fitted clothing.

Prohibited items usually include baggy hoodies, denim jackets, and leather jackets.

Bottoms

Don't fret! There are so many options when it comes to bottoms! You are able to wear shorts, skorts, dresses and pants to the golf course. One restriction to keep in mind is shorts, skorts and dresses must be an appropriate length. Most golf courses consider fingertip length to be acceptable. If you are questioning the length of your skort, throw on some leggings underneath! Or you can wear our Quinn legging and skort combination. 

Prohibited bottoms on the golf course include JEANS OF ANY KIND, sweatpants, yoga pants, or cargo shorts/pants. 

Accessories 

Accessories on the golf course? Of course! Accessories are the perfect way to show off your personal style. We typically suggested wearing a hat on the golf course to protect that beautiful face of yours. Other accessories that are optional to wear include belts, gloves, and SwingDish's patented 'Fringe Its'. Fringe Its' allow you to accessorize your shoes and give you a custom look to complete your outfit. 

Don't forget your bag! Stay organized on the course and always have your personal items by your side with a cart bag. Check out our Bring It Bag that will fit right over the arm of your cart with a convenient back strap. 

Shoes 

Closed-toed athletic shoes are required on nearly all golf courses, and some courses even require golf shoes. Golf shoes typically have spikes on the bottom, as pictured below. You can find stylish options that are sporty and sophisticated. 

FootJoy Women's Golf Shoe

Have some questions about what to wear on the course? Reply in the comments below or email us at info@swingdish.com


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  • Jackie Bocook

    I am 59 , I have been interested in golf for a few years , I am a beginner, I start lessons once it’s safe , so I am looking forward to following your guide to golfing😊 Your clothing line is beautiful.


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