How To Dress For Golf

Everything you need to know about getting started in golf: How to dress for golf

Released on 3/1/2016

Credits

Starring: Kathryn Newton

Transcript

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[Kathryn] Some people love the beauty of a golf course.
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Others love the challenge of a game.
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Some people love that they get to spend time
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with their friends or family.
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And I love all those things too
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but, for me, what I really love
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is deciding what to wear to play golf.
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Most golf courses have dress codes.
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Remember, that if you're heading out to play,
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generally accepted clothing
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includes collared polos, dress shorts, skorts,
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dress pants and sweaters, pullovers, jackets
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in the colder months.
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And you might think these clothing requirements
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are old-fashioned or a turn off
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but keep in mind, golf has come a long way.
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Players used to wear ties and dress shirts.
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Can you imagine?
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Dress codes have actually relaxed quite a bit.
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At public courses, you're almost always in the clear,
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even if you're wearing cargo shorts
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and an untucked shirt.
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At private clubs, men have to tuck in their shirts
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and woman, well,
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let's just say that short shirts and skorts
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might get flagged as a legal procedure.
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So, if you want my advice,
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wear something that's comfortable,
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breathes well and looks nice.
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You're not dressing for the beach,
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the gym or the night club.
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That being said, put some of your own personality
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into the outfit.
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If you're bold, go with vibrant colors and fun shoes.
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If you're shy and reserved,
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dress like you're heading to a nice waterside restaurant.
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You get the idea.
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Leave the t-shirts, athletic jerseys,
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gym clothes and jeans
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for whatever you're doing after the round.
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As far as shoes, sneakers are okay
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but there's so many cool styles of golf shoes now,
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you're really missing out if you don't have
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a cool pair of kicks.
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And hats?
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Well, caps are fine.
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Wear them brim forward, though,
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if you're going to a private club.
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Other types of hats are fine too,
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including skull caps.
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But not the helmet that holds beer cans
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and a cowboy hat,
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it might interfere with your swing.
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Just saying.
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