Pros advice

2017 Golf Trousers

Golf trousers are professional attire that are smart, stylish and conform to clubhouse regulations.

This buying guide is all about helping players choose the best pair of trousers for their game. Here are a few points which should be considered right off the bat: Golf trousers need to feel warm in cold weather, yet also remain cool in warmer weather; they also need to be stretchy to help with easy swing rotation.


Golf trouser styles

Golfers should always be comfortable in the clothing they wear. Although style isn’t as important as warmth, it does matters – so best practice would be to look for trousers which are fashionable as well as having plenty of built-in technology.

The Palm Grove Chino Trousers are made to cope with the demands of golf. They are versatile and fashionable both on and off the golf course. The trousers have been enhanced with a stretch fabric giving the wearer increased comfort and confidence to perform out on the golf course.

The Palm Grove Capri Ladies Trousers are equally as stylish and are easy to move in, making them ideal for golf.

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Wool trousers

Wools is a popular material used by most golf brands due to its comfort and outdoor performance. It is breathable, lightweight, and incredibly warm; withstanding a variety of weather changes without losing its vigour. Some golf brands will marry wool with other fabrics to enhance comfort.

Ideally wool should be dry cleaned and not washed conventionally as it can take away some of its splendour and performance.


Polyester trousers

More golf trousers these days are made from polyester. The material is incredibly breathable, often used in outwear, and is perfect for fast-paced sports. Polyester has enough stretch for comfort, while it shapes well to the body for closer than ever performance in all weather conditions.

Polyester is washable in the conventional way and in most cases is wrinkle and pill resistant.

Some of the best polyester golf trousers available today include the Nike Golf Flat Front Stretch Woven Trousers, Callaway Golf Chev Tech II Trouser, Stromberg Sintra Pro-Flex Trousers, PING Kane Trousers and Galvin Green Nash Trousers.


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Cotton trousers

The amazing levels of breathability built within a pair of cotton golf trousers cannot be ignored, it’s that good. Sometimes blended with spandex to give the attire more stretch capability, cotton has also been known to pair well with polyester for enhanced comfort.

Cotton can be washed conventionally and should ideally be ironed.


Finding the right fit

One of the best things about golf trousers is the ability to add a belt, while some also have a grip within the waistband to keep a polo shirt neatly tucked in when playing. Pockets are also useful for offering easy storage options for tees, golf ball markers and other accessories. Slit side pockets are common, and have a flat, clean front. Rear pockets are usually slit with a button closure.


Waterproof fabrics

The pattering of rainfall can cause many a groan from golfers not wanting to get their attires drenched in the name of a few rounds, which is why many opt to bring waterproof trousers with them to the greens. Windbreaker trousers also do a good job at keeping whistling winds from the skin during play and both fabrics work to keep the player dry, warm and protected in adverse weather conditions.

The Galvin Green Alf GORE-TEX Waterproof Trousers, Galvin Green Alva Gortex Ladies Trousers, PING Osbourne Waterproof Trousers and Callaway Golf Green Grass 2.0 Waterproof Trousers are some of the premium waterproof trouser options available now.


Additional golf trouser buying tips

The most important thing to remember when purchasing golf trousers is quality and fit. The material needs to appear durable and weather-friendly, and seams should be sturdy and not contain gaps or bulges. The hemline should be clean and not contain frayed edges. If possible, try on the pair you want before buying as sizes do vary between brands, and some designs may run smaller or larger than expected. Getting longer trousers is better as they can be hemmed back.

When trying on a pair of golf trousers, exercise them to make sure they feel right. Swinging, bending and crouched movements will undoubtedly tell you everything about whether they offer good movement, or fail to allow mobility. Check out reviews posted on the american golf website, too; fellow golfers who have bought may have valuable advice and tips about what they find best, and this can be pivotal in deciding the right way to go in regards to choosing that winning pair.


The full range of golf trousers are available now from American Golf, or you can browse via our brands, including adidas, Callaway, Nike, PING, Stromberg, Galvin Green, FootJoy, Under Armour, PUMA, Calvin Klein, Green Lamb, GOLFINO, Stuburt, Palm Grove, Lyle & Scott, Daily Sports, Oscar Jacobson, Royal & Awesome.