By Ed Travis
Summer on the golf course is usually warm if not hot and calls for apparel and shoes that help to keep us cool while providing the performance we need both swinging a club and just walking down the fairway.
Here are a few items that fill those requirements plus they look good and make you look good.
Puma x Liberty Polo
Puma Golf and Liberty of London have teamed up for a new apparel collection tied to the British Open this year. We like the polo shirts colored with reds, greens and blues that contemporize the Liberty tree of life with stylized blooms and ornamental leaves. Many of the patterns are unique to Liberty and show a casual elegance that’s course-ready with style, performance and low maintenance. Polos are $85 to $90.
Duca del Cosma Alexa Golf Shoes
Fashion conscious women will appreciate the chic yet sophisticated look of the Alexa golf shoes from Duca del Cosma. Made with all day wear performance they are waterproof, have a breathable memory foam insert sole with recycled cork, and the heel and toecap are recyclable. The key to performance is swing stability and Alexa’s sole features gradationally sized nubs to get the job done. Three color choices $219 per pair.
Linksoul Solid Boardwalker Short
These classically styled men’s shorts are partly made from recycled water bottles with a bit of four-way stretch built in for wearing comfort. The material is 35% recycled poly, 32% polyester with 8% spandex and 25% cotton saltwater washed to complete the look. Great whether on the course or off Linksoul offers a choice of ten colors to add fashion to any wardrobe. The retail price is $86 per pair.
Olukai Kapalua Golf Shoe
Here’s a lightweight sneaker-style men’s golf shoe with comfort designed and built in. The upper repels water and stains and the midfoot has laced webbing to always ensure a positive fit. Footbeds are contoured for all day wear and support with a nice touch, they are removable and washable. The sole has Olukai’s Wet Grip Rubber cleats patterned for traction laterally and front to back. Five color combinations $150 pair.
Swing Control Camouflage Ponte Slim Pants
Women will like the comfortable, stylish, and flattering style of this pants with Swing Control’s unique “tummy-smoothing” design. Camouflage patterns are the cutting edge of today’s fashion and playing golf is a great opportunity to show it off. The flattering construction of these pants features a polished edge of Ponte fabric with a heavyweight luxurious feel. On the course or off, this pant is an instant upgrade to any outfit.
The camo pant retails for $138.00.