I remember when I first started playing golf – I’d just throw on any pair of pants or shorts, pull the first polo I saw out of the closet and off I went. No real regard for anything other than to at least not look like I got dressed in the dark. But sometime between then and now, things have changed in the golf world. Technology seemed to become incorporated into golf apparel rather than just the equipment. This was soon followed by new looks and colors. Before you knew it, something fresh came to the world of the everyday golfer…updated style.
Gone are the days of the silly outfits of Al Czervik (unless you’re John Daly of course) and mono-tone look of Judge Smails. Replacing these looks are vibrant, bold colors, oversized logos, graphic fronts and mesh backs. And remember wearing your cotton polo on a hot day? By the end of the round it looked like you spilled your drink on your chest, back and armpits. So replacing the standard cottons are moisture-wicking and dry technology. No more sweat marks like you just lost a water-balloon fight. Heck, we’ve come so far that some of these shirts and outerwear make it feel like you’re not even wearing anything!
But outside of seeing the pros on TV, especially the younger ones, many of us can only see a small sampling of these new styles and advancements in the golf apparel industry by visiting our local shops and sporting goods stores. Enter Onlygolfapparel.com.
Now I’ve said before that I’m not a big fan of purchasing golf equipment on-line, but golf apparel is a different story. And for those of us who are either limited to big box stores or don’t necessarily have a close-by choice with good variety, www.onlygolfapparel.com is a fantastic option! The variety they have for all things golf apparel is quite impressive. From big names in the industry to some smaller up-and-comers, they leave little to be desired.
But you’re not just looking at pictures and purchasing based on the look. There’s plenty to learn about the brand as well as each individual style. You can find information on the cut, the material, the blend and, on several items, even the weight! But this information isn’t available only on the shirts and pants. You can find it on everything – shoes, hats, bags…even socks! It’s a treasure trove of info!
So the good people over at Only Golf Apparel sent us a sample of their inventory to try out - a new Nike Tour Performance Dri-Fit polo. But being that the temps here have yet to crack the 50 degree mark so far this year, I haven’t had a chance to give it a try out on the course. However I did make it to the range, and I have to say…this is the best golf shirt I have tried so far. It’s light, easy to move in and fits well. All around, it barely feels as if I’m even wearing a shirt at all.
Now these same generous folks were kind enough to offer a second shirt for us to give away to one lucky person. After all, we shouldn’t be the only ones to get the good stuff. So as always, all you have to do is head over to our Facebook page and like this post. We’ll choose one random winner next week.
Swing ’til you’re happy!