G/FORE Quarter Zip V Neck Sweater Review

Mike Harris offers his verdict on the G/FORE Quarter Zip V Neck sweater

G/FORE Quarter Zip V Neck Sweater Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

G/FORE has taken an extremely popular style – the quarter zip v-neck – and added a few extra details to create an elegant sweater with a difference. And it works.

Reasons to buy
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    Sophisticated style

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    Suitable to wear on and off the course

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    Beautiful soft feel

Reasons to avoid
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    Dry clean only

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As G/FORE garments go, this is certainly one of the brand’s more understated items. However, with its subtle two-tone stripe details on the sleeves and its elevated neck line, it still offers the wearer G/FORE’s trademark individual styling. I'm a big fan of G/FORE shoes - I'm currently wearing G/FORE MG4x2 - and I have to say, I'm quite taken by some of the items in the clothing range.This quarter zip is premium priced at over £200, but for that you are getting a luxury fashion garment made from top quality materials - and it really does ooze style. 

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. 

How did it fit/feel/perform?
Made with ultra soft, plaited merino wool, this sweater feels wonderfully comfortable. I love playing golf early in the morning, and this is ideal for those cooler starts. The quarter zip v-neck sweater is a favorite style amongst golfers, but G/FORE has played with the design a touch. What I really like about it is the elevated neckline, which just gives it a point of difference – plus you have those stripes on the wrist.

G/FORE Quarter Zip striped sleeve detail

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Any extra details you notice?
It’s perhaps a minor detail, but I would have preferred a matte zip, which is what you get on the Dunes vest. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of the chrome, although it does add another point of difference. 

Can you wear it off the course?
Because of how smart it is, this sweater is bound to get a lot of use. My worry is that playing golf in it, and with it being so light and a dry clean only garment, it may end up showing blemishes and wear over time, especially when using a carry bag. I'll be sticking to using my trolley to ensure it stays in perfect condition. 

How does it come out after the wash/do you need to iron it?
This is a dry clean only garment (a downside), and it’s not to be ironed. 

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 five golf clubs: Hartley Wintney, Royal Liverpool, Royal North Devon, Prince's and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

Mike's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: TaylorMade Qi10 10° - Fujikura Ventus Blue 5S - Golf Pride MCC Plus4 grip

Fairway woods: TaylorMade Sim Max 3/15° - Fujikura Ventus Blue 6S & TaylorMade Stealth 7/20° - Fujikura Ventus Red 6S - Golf Pride MCC Plus4 grips

Utility Iron: TaylorMade Stealth UDI 3/21° - Aldila Ascent 90HY - Golf Pride MCC Plus4 grip

Irons: TaylorMade P790 (5-PW)  - Fujikura Axiom 75R - Golf Pride MCC Plus4 grips

Wedges: TaylorMade MG4 50°, 54° and 58° - KBS Tour Hi-Rev 2.0 shafts - Golf Pride MCC Plus4 grips

Putter: Evnroll ER2B - Gravity Grip 

Ball: TaylorMade - Tour Response (Yellow)