Galvin Green Marcus Polo Shirt

Our verdict on the Galvin Green Marcus Polo Shirt

Galvin Green Marcus Polo Shirt Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

This lightweight, stretchy polo shirt excels at being comfortable while also looking the part and doing its bit for the environment to justify its premium price tag.

Reasons to buy
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    Lightweight, stylish and extremely breathability, this shirt places a premium on comfort to minimise on-course distractions.

Reasons to avoid
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    Quite loose fitting around the body.

In this Galvin Green Marcus polo shirt review, Joel Tadman wears it for multiple rounds to see what performance golfers can expect

Galvin Green Marcus Polo Shirt Review

Long gone are the days of heavy, restrictive golf shirts and the Marcus polo is a classic example of these advancements in technology but also sustainability.

For this shirt is an OEKO-TEX 100 certified garment, which means that every component, i.e. every thread, button and other elements, have been tested and deemed completely harmless for human health.

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So it’s good for you and environment, plus it performs at a high level in a golf-specific way. The first thing you notice is now light and thin the material is. It almost feels cool on the skin too in its white colourway with navy trim, which is refreshing in the peak of the sun’s rays. This is helped by the fabric’s UV protection 20+, which adds an element of protection to the performance package.

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But it’s the comfort and breathability that really stand out with this particular shirt. No matter how much you sweat, this shirt makes light work of it. Any sign of moisture quickly vanishes, keeping you feeling fresh and comfortable for the duration of the round.

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It is also very stretchy, so you haven’t got to worry about it impeding your swing at the crucial moment. The fit is slim around the arms but generous around the torso, so it should fit a healthy range of body shapes.

The overall styling is also very visually appealing. We love the details down the arms and the Galvin Green logo on the rear of the collar, just adding enough shelf appeal without overdoing it on what is a relatively plain, subdued design for the Swedish brand, but one that is versatile.

On hot days, the Marcus polo shirt would match perfectly with the Paolo shorts and the Spike cap for a stylish summer look from top-to-bottom.

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. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


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