How to choose your golf outfit

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How to choose your outfit

We spoke to FootJoy's Richard Fryer about how golfers can create a perfect outfit that matches from head-to-toe to help them feel good and hopefully play better as a result

Sometimes it is apparent that your playing partner has got dressed in the dark ahead of his or her early tee time. After the ribbing that inevitably ensues on their arrival to the first tee, it's not uncommon for them to have a bad round feeling self conscious about the way they look wishing they'd given what they were wearing a little more thought before leaving the house.

A perfect golfing outfit not only helps you to look good, but coming from this is a confidence and authority that encourages a better performance out on the course. As Ian Poulter says, “look good, feel good, play great.”

We spoke to FootJoy’s Richard Fryer about the importance of getting an outfit that matches in all the right places and where golfers should start in creating their ensemble for the day.

The best place to start is with the trousers. Golfers only tend to have one or two pairs of trousers in their wardrobe so this is a good starting point. From there, they can choose a polo shirt and cover up top that matches this in some way, perhaps through the trim so you’re not creating blocks of one colour across the top and bottom half.

Ideally the shoes would match the trousers in some way. If you have a particularly outlandish pair of trousers you like to wear regularly, you can design your favourite pair of shoes on the MyJoys website to match.

To top it all off, make sure the shoes, belt and hat all match too. This will complete the look and help you to look and feel your best out on the golf course. Don't forget FootJoy offer many different styles, fits and materials across different garments so make sure you try them on first to see which suits your body shape and typical conditions you play in.

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Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

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.

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 86 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 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x