If you’re lucky enough to have arranged a game on one of the UK’s rare sunny and hot days, a decent pair of golf shorts is a must. But be careful, as some golf clubs have a strict dress code, specifically the wearing of tailored shorts only. These are defined as “being made of chinostyle material with a conventional waistband, including belt loops, and conventional hip pockets (no cargo or patch pockets) worn with the hem approx. 10cm above or below the knee.”
If you buy shorts from any of the golf-specific brands featured here, this shouldn’t be a problem, but some found in high-street shops might not meet the criteria.
Just like golf trousers, golf shorts feature a host of performance technologies within the material to keep you cool and comfortable. These include moisture wicking and protection from the sun. Some even have an inner lining that helps to keep your shirt tucked in – a very useful innovation on hot days.
One final thought should go on your choice of socks. By wearing shorts your socks are on show, so make sure they match your outfit (white is a safe bet) and be sure ankle socks are allowed at your golf club if you go down that route.