There are only two things in golf you can control; one is your attitude and the second is your outfit! Golf fashion has changed throughout the years; women went from wearing long skirts and long sleeve cotton shirts to shorts and sleeveless shirts. With the popularity of women’s golf, designers have come up with a variety of options for the female golfer.
If you’re a new golfer, I recommend you contact your golf course first to inquire what their dress code is.
Typically, most facilities frown on jeans, denim, swimwear, workout attire, halter tops, and tube tops. Some courses require a certain length for shorts or skorts, and some allow sleeveless shirts with a collar or short sleeve shirts without a collar. One quick phone call to the pro shop can help make your attire choice so much easier.
Most facilities allow golf shoes with soft spikes only. The days of wearing metal spikes are long gone, and if you do not have a pair of golf shoes, tennis shoes are an acceptable option for the golf course or range. As a side note, I always have a spare pair of socks in my bag just in case the pair I am wearing gets wet. I also recommend putting a light-weight jacket in your golf bag, so you are prepared if the weather changes.
A few other items I suggest you always bring to the golf course:
- Water bottle
- Hat or visor
- Protective lip balm
- Bug spray
- Small first aid kit with band-aids
Take the time to find out what styles you like, what brand fits you the best, what price point you are comfortable with and be sure to have fun in the process!