G/FORE Dots Polo Shirt Review

Mike Harris tests one of G/FORE's premium polo shirts from the stylish 2022 spring/summer collection

G/FORE Dots Polo Shirt Review
(Image credit: Kevin Murray)
Golf Monthly Verdict

Another premium polo from G/FORE that ticks all the boxes, the ‘Dots’ design will help you to stand out from the crowd.

Reasons to buy
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    Luxurious soft feel

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    Looks equally stylish off the course

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    Oozes premium quality

Reasons to avoid
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    Some may prefer a more conservative design

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I often say with disruptive brands like G/FORE, you fall into two camps: you either get it or you don’t. I have always been attracted to golf clothing which isn’t what you’d call predictable, and predictable is certainly not a word you’d associate with G/FORE, or any of the garments within its stylish spring/summer 2022 collection. This dots design underlines the point of difference. Many brands would have produced a polka dot pattern with uniform sizing; G/FORE’s mix of smaller and larger dots highlight that it’s in its DNA to not conform.

How tall am I/what is my build?
5ft 8.5 inches, medium build.

What do I normally wear – does it come up big/small?
Medium, which was a perfect fit – neither too loose nor too fitted. G/FORE tends to get the perfect length on its polo shirts, too. If you want to wear it untucked – as many people will with a brand like G/FORE – it’s not overly long. You read that correctly – it is possible to look smart if wearing a polo shirt, such as this one, untucked!

How did it fit/feel/perform?
Like all G/FORE gear, the quality is excellent. I enjoyed the soft feel from the moment I first put it on. Made with ultra lightweight and breathable tech pique, it’s extremely comfortable to wear and is very breathable so I didn’t feel hot when the temperatures rose during my testing.

Any extra details you notice?
I really like the collar. G/FORE does this cutaway style collar, which looks really smart and contemporary. The brand excels where small details are concerned. The buttons are soft to touch and the rubberised logo on the neck also get the nod. There are three colors available in this style, white, blue and pink, and in my opinion they all look great.

G/FORE Dots Polo Shirt pattern

(Image credit: Kevin Murray)

Can you wear it off the course?
Yes. The logo on the neck is very subtle, and it looks just like a fashion polo shirt. Anyone who buys a G/FORE polo will find themselves wearing it off the course, even those who’d naturally tend to separate their golf and non golf wardrobes.

How does it come out after the wash/do you need to iron it?
Manufacturer’s advice as follows: wash inside out. Machine wash warm. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low. Iron low. Do not dry clean. I’ve not found it necessary to go anywhere near the iron. As with most G/FORE garments, they’re so easy care – hanging up does the job perfectly. 

Mike Harris
Content Director

Mike has been a journalist all his working life, starting out as a football writer with Goal magazine in the 1990s before moving into men’s and women’s lifestyle magazines including Men's Health, In 2003 he joined Golf Monthly and in 2006 he became only the eighth editor in Golf Monthly’s 100-plus year history leading the brand until July 2023. He is now Content Director overseeing Golf Monthly and two other iconic sports brands, FourFourTwo and Rugby World.

His three main passions in golf are courses (he's played over 500 courses worldwide), equipment (he's always in search of something shinny to give him an edge) and shoes (he owns more pairs than he cares to mention!).  

Mike’s handicap index hovers at around 10 and he is a member of four golf clubs: Hartley Wintney, Royal Liverpool, Royal North Devon and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

Mike's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus+ 9° - Fujikura Ventus Blue 5S

Fairway woods: TaylorMade Sim Max 3/15° - Fujikura Ventus Blue 6S & TaylorMade Stealth 7/20° - Fujikura Ventus Red 6S

Utility Iron: TaylorMade Stealth UDI 3/21° - Aldila Ascent 90HY

Irons: TaylorMade P790 (5-PW)  - Nippon Tour NSPro 950S

Wedges: TaylorMade MG4 50°, 54° and 58° - KBS Tour Hi-Rev s2.0 hafts

Putter: Evnroll ER2B (Gravity Grip) 

Ball: TaylorMade Tour Response (Yellow)