Is Tom Brady's Golf Shirt As Good On The Course As He Is On The Field?

We put the BRADY Polo In Cotton Feel golf shirt to the test on the golf course to see how it performed

BRADY Polo In Cotton Feel Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

We all understand that Tom Brady knows football, but he might know a thing or two about golf apparel as well. The BRADY Polo In Cotton Feel delivers exceptional performance and comfort on the course and its traditional look will make it a versatile part of your wardrobe that can be enjoyed off the course as well.

Reasons to buy
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    Freedom of movement exceeded expectations

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    Comfortable and versatile

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    Limited maintenance required

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    Quality range of color options

Reasons to avoid
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    Best suited to athletic builds

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BRADY Polo In Cotton Feel Review

Any debate about who’s the greatest professional football player of all time has to include Tom Brady. The record-setting quarterback has won seven Super Bowls in his illustrious career and amazingly is still playing at a high level despite having just turned 45. On January 12 of this year, Brady launched a new venture, the BRADY apparel brand.

With Brady himself being an avid golfer, it was no surprise to see a number of golf-specific products being offered, including the Brady Polo In Cotton Feel, which was constructed using a blend of pima cotton and polyester to provide comfort, performance, and longevity. I recently had the chance to test the Brady polo out on the golf course. How did the quarterback’s golf shirt fare?

How tall am I/what is my build?

I'm 5-foot-10 with a stocky build, thick through the chest and growing thicker through the midsection as of late.

What do I normally wear? Does it come up big/small?

In most golf shirts I wear an XL, but the BRADY Brand website advised that the Cotton Feel polo was a “slimmer fit” offering and that those who were looking for more of a relaxed fit should go up a size. I went with a 2XL given that advice, which was the right decision. I normally stay away from athletic fitting golf shirts with my build but the 2XL in this case proved to work well. I would advise, however, that golfers who are on the fence about what size to choose go up. The Brady polo is offered in a range from from S to 2XL.

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How did it fit/feel/perform?

There was a lot to like about the Brady polo. What stood out most was that even though it was designed to provide a slimmer fit, I found that I was able to swing freely. The range of motion delivered definitely exceeded my expectations. The shirt was also very comfortable. The hand feel would compare favorably to a soft t-shirt but with more texture incorporated to help withstand the wear and tear that a golf polo endures through use and washing. I was also a big fan of the Brady polo from a visual perspective. It’s traditional enough to pair with almost anything style wise but at the same time it’s not mundane. I tested the shirt in the Heather Blue colorway and there are five different color options available as well.  

Any extra details we noticed?

As mentioned, the design is quite traditional overall and there aren’t logos splashed all over the shirt. BRADY branding is utilized on the inside portion of the neck area but it's subtle and not noticeable during play. One feature that I liked about the color I tested was that the collar featured a pattern that might best be described as slightly speckled (with white specks), which provided a stylish contrast to the rest of the shirt. There was also an extra button attached to the shirt’s tag in case one gets lost, and the two-button placket design kept fabric from rubbing against my neck during play, which is a must for me on hot, humid summer days in Georgia.

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Can you wear it off the course?

You can and I have, a few times actually. The Brady polo offers some versatility in that regard, especially because it can be worn untucked in casual situations. Its soft feel will likely make it a popular choice for golfers to use in both settings. And as mentioned, the neutral colors offered make it easy to pair with other items in your wardrobe, which in my opinion is a staple of the best polo shirts.

How does it come out of the wash/do you need to iron it?

The instructions provided for the Brady polo are to turn the shirt inside out before washing with similar colors in cold water and then to dry using a low heat setting. I’ve washed the shirt a few times following those directions and have never needed to use an iron. The shirt still looks like it did when it was new after a few washes, with no changes in color or any issues with the fabric having been compromised.

Chris Wallace
US Staff Writer

Chris joined Golf Monthly in February of 2022, becoming the organization’s first full-time staff writer in the United States. In his role at Golf Monthly, Chris reviews a broad spectrum of golf equipment, ranging from the latest in golf clubs to what’s new in the world of golf technology. His vast experience in the game allows him to look beyond the marketing hype to judge the merits of the latest equipment for golfers of all ability levels. As for the trend in golf equipment that Chris has been most impressed with in recent years, the Players Distance Iron category would earn that distinction, as golfers now have far better options for irons that provide the assistance that so many need in terms of distance and forgiveness without forcing them to sacrifice look and feel.

On a personal level, Chris played college golf and was a three-year letterwinner and two-year captain at Lynchburg College in Virginia and later spent two years as the assistant golf coach at the University of Virginia. The vast majority of his professional career, however, has been spent as a sports writer and editor. In the early phases of his career, he covered college football, college basketball, and golf for different newspapers and websites before turning his attention solely to golf in 2011. Over the course of the past decade, Chris managed the Instruction Blog for and more recently created equipment-related content for and

An avid player, Chris currently maintains a handicap index of 2.4 and has a career-low round of 66, which he has shot on three occasions. He lives about 20 miles north of Atlanta in Roswell, Georgia, with his wife, Stacey, and is a member at Atlanta National Golf Club.

Chris is currently playing:

Driver: Callaway Epic Sub Zero, 10.5*

Fairway wood: TaylorMade M3, 17*

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW, 19*

Irons: Mizuno JPX 921 Forged, 4-PW

Gap wedge: Cleveland RTX 4, 50*

Sand wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6, 56M

Lob wedge: Titleist Vokey SM8, 60L

Putter: SeeMore Nashville Z3C

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x