For all of you fashionistas out there who golf—and we know there are many of you—we hope you’re taking full advantage of the opportunity that a day on the links can provide for looking and feeling your best. Sure, at the end of the day it’s all about your swing, your put and your handicap, but looking good on the course will make you feel good. And, when you feel good, everything seems to get better—including your golf game, not to mention you’ll be the envy of all of your golf partners as you strut across the course donning fabulous golf fashions and accessories!
Dress for Success
A day on the golf course, especially come the dog days of summer, can leave you hot and sweaty if don’t plan your outfit accordingly. Invest in performance moisture-wicking polo shirts, Bermuda shorts and Capri pants. Ladygolf.com offers many cool brands of golf fashions, so ladies can peruse a wide variety of styles and find a look that makes them feel beautiful on the course. Think Girls Golf, Golftini, Abacus Sportswear and more.
Girls Golf is perfect for the woman who is looking for a fashion-forward look on the links and loves to don bold patterns and tones while Golftini makes pristine-looking polos and skorts; perfect for the woman looking for a more traditional, yet equally polished look. Abacus Sportswear draws its inspiration from its Scandinavian roots, designing functional activewear and every-day apparel in high-performance fabrics to help keep you comfortable while looking your best both on and off the course.
Clubs: Got You Covered
Using covers helps protect those precious woods, from the 9 irons right down to the 3s and wedges. Using them can also enhance your look on the links. If they look good, they’ll create a cohesive look with your golf bag. Try covers by Ame & Lulu and Just 4 Golf.
Ame & Lulu’s covers are made from durable stretch material and fit heads up to 460cc in size. Matching fabric shoe cases, tee bags, belts, ball holders, key chains and even tennis accessories are also available.
Just 4 Golf give their owners the chance to show some personality in their golf club covers, with its animal attraction, by the numbers, red hots, “par-fect” pinks and spot-the-dots collections.
Spikes & Bags
For footwear, our picks are Unutzer, which come in both spikeless golf and street shoes and spring and summer models with traditional soft spikes, and Sesto Meucci of Florence, handmade Italian leather golf and street shoes that are stylish and comfortable, and the Walter Genuin collection, which includes waterproof and linea stretch golf & street shoes. (The linea stretch shoes look like a cross between a ballet flat and a sneaker—simply adorable!)
When it comes to the golf bag, consider the style of bag you want. Are you looking for a classic, stand-and-carry or golf-cart bag? The cart bag is a nice option for women who jet around the course the majority of the time. It has outside pockets, which are perfect for carrying keys, a compact, a tube of lipstick or gloss, sunblock, water and other essentials. The classically designed bags may be carted or carried and they have pockets on the back, but that means the aforementioned essentials won’t be as accessible when secured to the cart.
Also, if you prefer to walk the course, it’s important to pay attention to how the bag feels on your shoulder. Opt for a lightweight, ergonomically designed golf bag to minimize the stress your clubs may place on your shoulders and back. (Of course, if calfskin, genuine ostrich or crocodile leather is your thing, go for it—just remember it may be heavier than a bag made from cotton canvas.)
Ladygolf.com carries a wide variety of golf bags, from classic to sporty and more edgy styles as well. Looking for a Burberry-inspired look? Consider a bag in hunter’s plaid or navy multi-plaid. Looking for a bag that won’t outshine you in whatever outfit you choose? Then, consider a straight-up classically designed saddle bag in a neutral color combination like black and beige.
For women who want their bag to make a really bold statement, consider animal print patterns, like the black/tigress Circa 1904 Vintage Reproduction Sunday Golf Bag. It’s a handmade replica’s from actual Sunday golfbags produced back in 1904 (available from Ladygolf.com for $312).
And, for the grande dame of golf bags, check out Louis Vuitton. It has two models; the first of which retails for $11,700 is elegant and particularly sturdy. It can hold a full set of clubs, as well as clothing, an umbrella, balls or towels. Louis Vuitton’s second bag, which also has ample room for clothing, an umbrella, balls and towels, as well as a full set of clubs, is made of Damier Géant canvas. It retails for $13,000.
By Laura Starczewski
Where to Buy Designer Golf Duds &Accessories
Start with Ladygolf.com, which sells a wide variety of golf apparel, shoes, golf bags and golf accessories by many famous designers.