The latest FootJoy Autumn/Winter apparel features garments that encourage golfers to layer up for different weather conditions in 2016/17
With the help of a number of European Tour players testing in a wide range of weather conditions, FootJoy has launched its new Autumn/Winter Performance Golf Apparel range geared to help golfers of all levels perform to their very best.
It focuses on multiple light and breathable pieces, which help boost performance and make it simple for golfers to add and remove garments in order to adapt to changeable weather conditions on the course.
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The extensive range – incorporating Outer, Mid and Base Layers – has been put to the test in extreme playing conditions this year already by European Tour players Gregory Bourdy, Brett Rumford, Andrew Dodt and Jason Scrivener during the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Castle Stuart, which was won by Swede Alex Noren.
Based on fashion trends from around the world, the line also includes several eye-catching new colourways such as Steel Grey, Fresh Green, Orange and Nautical Blue. Two new colour collections called Riverside and Lexington, both include three polo shirts and two pullovers in the mid layer section.
“We’re really excited about our new Autumn/Winter range and it’s great to hear the feedback from our Tour players, which mirrors that excitement.” said Paul O’Hagan, FootJoy Marketing Executive. “We understand that it can be tough to find the motivation to get out on the course during the British winter, but our new range is designed to help golfers perform in those challenging conditions and look the part at the same time.”
FootJoy’s Outer Layer consists of a wide range of waterproof jackets and trousers, wind shirts, thermal fleeces and softshell jackets and vests. Created from Japanese fabrics, the DryJoys Select (£295 rain jacket; £200 rain trousers) is the flagship garment, offering waterproof protection while remaining lightweight to allow for other layers to be worn underneath.
Bringing new colour to the range are the DryJoys Tour XP jacket (£200, trousers £165) and HydroLite Rain shirt (£140) pictured above, with the jacket boasting a StaDry Collar based on feedback from golfers at all levels of the game. The collar has been strategically shaped and positioned to ensure it does not interfere with the golfer’s swing, whilst also preventing rain from entering the garment.
The FJ Mid Layer category includes a host of popular Chill-Out Pullovers, lambswool sweaters and performance polo shirts that can be combined with Outer Layer garments or worn on their own.
A greater focus has been placed on the more technical Chill-Out pullovers over traditional sweaters, with new styles featuring in the Riverside and Lexington Collections.
Featuring splashes of the new colours, FootJoy’s high-performance polo shirts in Stretch Pique, Smooth Pique and Heather Lisle stylings are standout garments, whilst there are also more traditional Lisle Solid and Pique Solid shirts in primary colours for the more traditional golfer. In total, there are an incredible 44 polo shirts for golfers to choose from in the latest Autumn/Winter Performance Golf Apparel range.
Playing a crucial role in maintaining body temperature is FJ’s ProDry Performance Thermal Base Layer Mock, which is offered in three different colour options. Autumn/Winter 2016 also see the continuation of FJ’s ProDry Performance Seamless Base Layer, which provides superb comfort and mobility, as well as body-mapping technology to guarantee breathability.
The Autumn/Winter 2016 Performance Golf Apparel collection from FootJoy will be available in stores from August.
Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf.
During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 4.7.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58°
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x
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