The popularity of the classic golf jumper may have dwindled in recent years with the emergence of performance mid-layers made from modern fabrics. But while these special tops may look cutting-edge and claim to do amazing things with your perspiration, some still swear by the stylish and sophisticated look of a jumper.
They come under the mid-layer category and are highly versatile garments. Not only do they nullify the cooling effect of the wind, but many also offer warming properties and even an element of shower-proofing, meaning you don’t have to add unnecessary layers in a light drizzle. They also come in a wide range of fits. A loosefitting mid-layer may feel roomy and comfortable, but the excess material could interfere with your swing, so be sure to have a few practice swings in the shop before making your purchase to ensure that your chosen jumper provides both the look and freedom of movement you’re after.
Most of today’s jumpers are lightweight, making them ideal for bag carriers, and breathable, ensuring that you don’t get too warm out on the links. Material varies from traditional wool to stretchy moisture-wicking fabrics, so you can choose whichever look and feel you prefer.