Best Adidas Golf Shirts 2023

Our showcase of the best adidas golf shirts on the market right now

Best Adidas Golf Shirts
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Best Adidas Golf Shirts

With a large stable of tour pros all around the world, the best adidas golf shirts are some of the most visible in the game. Adidas has a classic style all its own, known for its great fitting shirts that are made with the latest materials to help players stay cool in warm conditions. The company has a common theme being that the shirts are made out of recyclable material in what the company says is an effort to reduce plastic waste. The new lines offer both bold and elegant styles as well as some classic looks that are great on and off the course.

We took a look at all the new offerings from adidas as well as some shirts that have a great legacy. Our conclusion is that adidas continues to make some of the best golf polo shirts money can buy. Don't forget adidas also produces some of the best golf tops and best golf shoes too.

Best Adidas Golf Shirts

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How we test golf apparel

We test golf apparel in the same way we test all golf equipment, by using products properly. In relation to polo shirts this means putting them to the test out on the golf course to see if the design is well thought out, if it moves nicely throughout the swing, and simply if the polo is usable. Additionally, wearing it on the course in different conditions gives us an idea on breathability, warmth if needed, and looks. 

We would also wear the polos off the golf course as well because versatility to use a garment anywhere is a great way to get value for money. The final point we wanted to mention here is no manufacturer can pay for a good review because our thorough testing team tells it how it is. 

What to consider when buying a golf polo

As mentioned, there is a lot to think about when picking the right polo shirt for you. With that in mind, we have come up with several things for you to think about before purchasing.

Length - During the golf swing if you find your shirt coming untucked often, or your belly starts to show then you should think about a polo with a longer length. That way it will remain tucked in throughout the round and beyond.

Fit - Do you want a more loose fitting polo or something with more of an athletic fit? Slim fit or classic fit? Adidas makes polo shirts in a lot of different styles and sizes so have a think about how you want your polo to fit and be wary of getting something that isn't fitting correctly for you.

Sleeves - It doesn't sound that important, but a polo with sleeves too long or too short can be annoying. They should come to the middle of the upper arm, and the seam should align with the middle of the shoulders.

Fabric - As we have mentioned above, adidas uses a lot of different fabrics in polo shirts. From recycled polyester, to cotton to spandex, have a think about what fabric you want in your polo. 

Technology - Most brands make polo shirts that offer technology to help in a variety of ways. For example, adidas makes models to help the environment, help deal with sweat, keep you comfortable and dry as well. Some also offer UV protection and anti-microbial properties too, so it is worth thinking about what aspect you find important here. 

Design - Striped? Floral? An all-over print? adidas regularly pushes the boat out in terms of polo shirt design so whatever fashion sense you have, there will be a polo for you. It is just a case of finding a design you like the look of. We should also mention that you need to think about what you want to use the shirt for because from a design perspective, some are more versatile than others. If you want a polo to use on and off the course, we would recommend a more simple design. 

Price - Of course the price is always something people should think about. There is great value to be had with the models above but there are also more premium models for those wanting to spend a little more. Put simply, there is something for everyone.


Are polo shirts okay for golf?

Many golf clubs require players to wear a polo shirt with a collar as part of the traditional clothing golf attire. This is enforced differently at different clubs and often players will find some clubs will let them play without traditional polo shirts. For that reason, it is wise to check each club's dress code before you play there. 

Are long sleeve polo shirts better than short sleeve?

That depends on the conditions you're playing in and your personal preferences. It goes without saying that long sleeve shirts are warmer and but will protect your arms from the sun, so are better for sunny days or colder days on the course. The downside of these shirts is that they can hang around your arms, which some golfers may feel constricts their movements. 

Is it good to wear moisture-wicking golf polo shirts?

Absolutely, particularly if you're playing in hotter climates. Moisture-wicking technology can help to keep you cool on the course and regulate your body temperature. This works by drawing sweat and water from your skin and transfer sweat to the outer layers of the shirt, to evaporate the sweat faster.

For more buying advice on golf clothes, check out our guides on the best golf pants, best golf hoodies or best golf rain jackets.

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Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22

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