G/FORE Hooded Luxe Hoodie Review

In this G/FORE Hooded Luxe hoodie review, we test it on and off the golf course

G/FORE Hooded Luxe Hoodie
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Golf Monthly Verdict

Hoodie lovers won’t need convincing about this garment – it’s comfortable, warm, and very fashionable. On top of that, it’s super stretchy and its athletic style allows for free range of motion.

Reasons to buy
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    Very stylish

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    Ultimate on/off course garment

Reasons to avoid
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    Not a genuine performance fabric, so no great protection from rain/wind

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You wouldn’t know that the G/FORE Hooded Luxe was a golf garment, but it’s the perfect item of clothing for those chilly mornings and cooler days on the course – plus it’s very stylish.

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, so long as not too fitted. 

How did it fit/feel/perform?
Although not constructed from a true performance fabric – we’re talking more comfort and style with this garment – I found it did a great job of keeping my body warm on those occasions when there was just a bit of chill in the air. On a really cold day, you might want to wear something over the top, and if it warms up, you’ll need to remove it.

G/FORE Hooded Luxe Hoodie

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The fit was perfect – stretchy but not overly tight. Whether that was down to luck and medium being the perfect fit for me, I’m not sure, but I suspect it’s more to do with the brand understanding the importance of these crucial design details. 

On a similar note, and just like with many of the other G/FORE garments I tested, I found the sleeve length to be spot on, so at no point did I find myself distracted and having to play around with excess or baggy material in my eye line. Talking of the material, the luxury fabric felt really comfortable, too. 

Any extra details you notice?
The zips are great quality, and the logo on the back (neck/back shoulder), which you only see when the hood is up, also gets the nod.

Can you wear it off the course?
It’s hard not to! Yes, is the answer – it’s extremely versatile, and perfect for those chilly occasions when you’re out and about. 

How does it come out after the wash/do you need to iron it?
As per the brand’s instructions, I machine washed it inside out and on a cold, gentle setting. After a tumble dry, there’s no need to iron.

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)