DRESS TO IMPRESS
Joel Tadman tells us why the clothes you wear can be just as important as the clubs you swing
rowing up playing golf as a teenager, I was never one who fully embraced the concept of layering. In fact, my inability to check the weather forecast prior to leaving the house (this was pre-smartphone days) often left me either too hot or too cold and certainly ruing my choice of outfit as I stepped onto the first tee.
Add in the fact I liked to tee off relatively early, and therefore the temperature could change by up to 15 degrees from the start to the end of the round, and it made not employing proper layering all the more regretful.
Most days, the base layer was the most serious offender – it’s the garment that seems like such a good idea at the time, but inevitably you end up stripping half naked on the eighth tee dripping with sweat trying to maintain your dignity as you remove it, while also not holding up play. It’s worth saying here that modern base layers have improved immeasurably in recent years and I now have no such problem!
GLosing focus The point of this tale is that when you’re wearing the wrong outfit for the environment you’re facing out on the course, it can often consume your mind and focus, distracting you from what really matters – playing good golf. You start thinking about The right outfit leaves you free to focus on your game
Our two golfers going through their FootJoy apparel makeover