So the pro’s season is well under way with the a few events on both sides of the Atlantic now having come to a dramatic conclusion which means that the golf season is almost here in the UK to. The nights are getting lighter and the range is getting busier as people prepare themselves for the start of a great golfing year.
With the start of the new season comes the need to check out the latest range of new men’s golf shirt, trousers and shoes. There looks to be quite a few new ranges out there that look pretty good this year but every year there seems to be one manufacturer who pushes the boundaries of taste. That got me to thinking what were the worst golf shirts that the pro’s have ever been seen out in?
Initially you've got to think about Ian Poulter. His fashion sense is a little out there but actually some of his gear is pretty good and I have to admit that I do own one of his shirts. OK it’s white and not too garish but perhaps some of us can get away with some of his attire. I suppose he is better known for his trousers which I definitely won’t be wearing in too much of a hurry! You have to have the game to back up a pair of trousers like these.
Rickie Fowler would probably be next on my list. His Bieber-esk hair cut is one thing and those hats are far too big, what’s that all about. But it’s those bright orange shirts on Sunday’s they are brutal on the eyes and far too orange for even the most diehard Oklahoma State University supporters. Ok at the Open this year they did brighten up the rainy final round and made a change from Clarke’s subdued colours but I can’t help thinking that if his eyes weren’t shut from the bright colour maybe he might be able to win on a Sunday!
These two guys are pretty current and are making a name for themselves off the course for their own unique fashion sense. Ok so fashion is by its nature subjective and I’m sure there are a few photos kicking about of me in some pretty dodgy 80’s shell suits, but I like to think my current taste in shirts is ok now. So how about going back a few years and checking out some shirts from a few years ago?
Woody Austin has been about for a while now winning rookie of the year back in 1995 and some of his shirts look like they need to stay back in the 90’s as well. Here’s a good one that showcases his great fashion sense!
Even some style icons (cough not!) can get it wrong check out Nick Faldo in his fashionable prime.
And who can forget the Americans in 1999 at Brookline where Tiger famously said that they had to burn their shirts afterwards because they were so ugly
There are a couple of others such as Payne Stuart and Fred Couples who I could go on to mention but I can’t find any pictures of Fred from a few years back when he wore that one with the palm trees and beach scene on. (If anyone can find an image then let me know I can’t remember the event but boy can I remember that shirt!
And I guess I have to give a mention to good old John Daly. His new line of trousers and shirts from Loudmouth golf are pretty out there how about these ones which I know I don’t have a good enough golf game to wear! How about this pair from their latest range?
If you can think of any other terrible golf shirts give me a shout and I’ll try and post them up here.