First Time Fridays – How to Dress

First Time Fridays is a new summer video series for beginner golfers! Feel more comfortable coming to the golf course with tips by Kathryn Newton.

Welcome back to First Time Fridays! A new summer series brought to you by Kathryn Newton, Golf Digest and Morton Golf. We will give you the inside scoop on how to look and feel like a golfer for all you beginners out there. Golf is an intimidating sport so we want to make it easier for you to feel comfortable from the get-go. Week four’s video gives you a quick tip on How to Dress.

Kathryn begins this week’s tip by letting you know that most courses do have dress codes. So it is always a smart idea to call ahead so you know what they are expecting. Collared polos, dress shorts, skorts, dress pants, pullovers, jackets (in winter months) are all acceptable clothing pieces. Some may see this as old fashioned but golf has come a long way. Men used to wear ties and dress shirts – talk about stuffy.

Guide to follow:
Public courses – almost always in clear, cargo shorts and untucked shirts are OK. Haggin Oaks does not have a dress code policy, so wear what’s comfortable.
Private clubs – men have to tuck in shirts and usually jeans are not allowed. Ladies, remember nothing too short or revealing.

When dressing for golf, you aren’t dressing for night club, beach or gym. But there’s always room to put your personality into it! Many golf shops carry bright and standard colors, skirts and shorts. It’s your choice and your game. There are always pieces available to look and feel your best.

Finally, shoes and hats – athletic shoes are fine, but so many cool styles of shoes are being made in golf fashion now including non-spiked shoes that you can actually wear anywhere and high-tops. Hats are allowed and can serve as a sun protector on those hot summer days. Ball caps are usually what you’ll see around and should wear brim forward at private club.

Next time you are at the course you will fit right in by following these simple guidelines. Have fun!

To see what you missed the last few weeks, start here at Week 1 to see how to set up a tee time.

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