Golf sweaters offer excellent protection from cold weather while making athletes look stylish and feel comfortable on the greens. Choosing the right sweater shouldn’t be chore, but at the same time it needs to be taken seriously in order to get the very highest quality construction, design and fit.
This buying guide to golf sweaters offers expert advice on which materials to wear, the brands available how to stay warm and toasty on the golf course.
Golf Sweaters – What to look for
Each brand has its own method for creating the perfect sweater ideal for golfers, so it’s worth having a good browse before choosing which design is best suited to those individual needs. Sweaters are available in a range of materials including wool, fleece, polyester and cotton, with each iteration performing in different – yet still effective – ways. Please see below for a rundown of the best materials a golfer should be on the lookout for in their golf sweaters.
When it comes to golf clothing, it’s hard to match the comfort and performance of polyester, which is able to withstand almost all weather conditions. Polyester works very well as an insulating, cushioning material as it creates a warm shell of protection cold and wind cannot penetrate.
Merino Wool Sweaters
Merino or merino wool is excellent at regulating body temperature when worn close to or against the skin. It is excellent at drawing away moisture from the skin to leave players feeling cool, dry and comfortable.
Merino wool clothing has grown big in popularity in recent times and now sports some of the very best golf sweaters, including the Calvin Klein Merino Sweater, PING Earl Plain Merino Sweater, Callaway Golf Merino Wool Sweater and Mizuno Golf Merino 1/4 Zip Sweater.
Lambswool is soft, elasticised and slippery; often used in high-grade attire. Many golfers opt for lambswool clothing in sweaters due its incredibly warm, snug appeal in cold weather. Strong wind and snow are unavoidable on the golf course, but lambswool material will at least work as a buffer to keep the chill at bay. Golfers who wear lambswool are not restricted in their movements, allowing flowing golf to be played without material pulling back on the arms, back or shoulders.
Cotton material is seen often on the golf course due to its excellent breathability in a variety of weather conditions. The soft material of cotton doesn’t rub when swinging the golf club and makes for easy, comfortable attire in any situation. Subtle yet elegant, cotton material offers players warmth in cool temperatures.
Calvin Klein, Benross, Green Lamb, Mizuno, GOLFINO, Palm Grove, Lyle & Scott, Galvin Green, Stuburt, Daily Sports, Oscar Jacobson, Hugo Boss.