With golf clubs around the world beginning to soften their laws on wearing long trousers, golf shorts are growing in popularity. Ideal for the warmer months of the year but wearable for all seasons if you’re brave enough, golf shorts can be a stylish and lightweight alternative to traditional golf trousers.
This buying guide to golf shorts covers everything from choosing the design and fit through to which materials will give players the best performances on the greens.
Golf shorts materials
Like most golf clothing, shorts are made from the much the same fabrics and materials as other clothing ranges. Golfers like to feel comfortable in their attire and know that it will stand the test of time, which is why at American Golf we only stock the best golf shorts on the market.
Golf shorts are predominantly made from polyester of wool, both of which are used widely by athletes in a variety of sports. The Stromberg Sintra Shorts 2016, PING Rosco II Shorts and Galvin Green Phil Shorts are all made from 100% polyester construction, while the Oakley Linear Shorts, Green Lamb Teresa Ladies Shorts and Royal & Awesome Pink Ticket Shorts are just a few of the best cotton shorts available.
Golf shorts also benefit from moisture-wicking fabrication, which helps players remain cool and dry during a round. Moisture wicking is probably the most common technology found in summery attire largely because it’s worn predominantly during months of the year traditionally drenched in the yellow of afternoon sun. Perspiration that occurs during the game can cause all sorts of displeasure and has been known to force golfers into making fatal errors of judgement in their games. Moisture wicking fabrications quickly act to stop the perspiration before it can get onto the skin and then pushes it away where it is evaporated.
Skorts are skirts designed for women while on the golf course, and they help make movement on the greens a lot easier than tight-fitting trousers. Some skorts will have a level of moisture-wicking properties, so female golfers can enjoy their game in total comfort.
A selection of the best women’s golf skorts can be found right here at American Golf, and includes the PUMA Golf Solid Tech Ladies Skirt, Royal & Awesome Pink Ticket Ladies Skort and Royal & Awesome Zebra to Ze-bar Ladies Skort.
Golf shorts designs
Golf shorts are similar to trousers in that they offer storage options for golf balls, ball markers and other small items. Most golf brands follow the same guidelines; pockets front and back; ideal storage for golf tees, golf balls and scorecards. Pockets are practically a certainty with golf shorts, much like they are with golf trousers, and almost any pair that you purchase will have them, though not all offer a back pocket. Belt loops are maybe the only solid design for adding accessories such as belts to a look on the golf course when wearing shorts. Golf belts can switch up your look and give you an air of importance that golf shorts might not do on their own.
Some of the more popular pocketed – and colourful – golf shorts for men and women right now include the Nike Golf Flat Front Shorts, PING Fathom II Shorts, adidas Golf Puremotion 3 Stripe Shorts and Mizuno Golf Plain Shorts .
Whether looking for shorts, skorts or skirts, at American Golf we’ve got you covered with a range of quality attire for the golf course.