With the Masters upon us, it's the signal that spring -- and with it, golf season -- is finally here. After a long, nasty winter throughout much of the United States, the temperatures are increasing, and the days are getting longer. It's time to get out on the golf course and knock off that ring rust from the cold.
Before we know it, however, summer will be upon us. The days are long, yes, but the heat can be stifling.
Figuring out what to wear to play golf for the spring and summer seasons can be difficult. What golfers need to keep them comfortable and looking good in the spring months is often completely different than what they need to wear in the summertime.
Fortunately for golfers, golf apparel makers have made tremendous advances in recent years in the performance characteristics of the wears. Modern golf pieces -- ranging from the basic polo shirt, to a quarter-zip, to pants and shorts -- all feature cutting-edge materials that regulate temperature, wick away moisture and keep a golfer feeling refreshed throughout a round, no matter what the thermometer reads.
Boss golf apparel blends these performance fabrics and materials with a style blending classic look and modern cuts.
The Zelchior Pro-Zip quarter-zip sweater is a perfect piece, utilizing nearly 75 percent soft cotton, weaving in polyester for four-way stretch and performance. It's the right mix of luxurious feel and presentation with temperature- and sweat-regulating properties so the golfer feels good and looks great from start to finish in a round.
The Zelchior fits perfectly over the Paddy Pro 1 polo shirt. Available in several different colorways, the Paddy Pro 1 is 92 percent polyester, 8 percent Elastane blend designed to dry quickly and keep moisture from settling in the shirt. A two-button placket and contrasting cuff and collar infuse modern European style into the shirt, offering a complement to other pieces in a golfer's outfit.
The Hapron 3 trouser, however, is more of a technical piece. It is made entirely from polyester, designed to keep moisture off the lower body of a golfer with Coolmax technology. The more stretchy polyester allows a golfer to move naturally throughout the swing without feeling restricted by clothing. Front slash pockets make for easy access to tees, balls and markers, while a gripper waistband keeps the shirt from coming untucked.
If it's too warm for pants, the Hayler 8-1 short is an all-polyester offering with a technical twill look. The same details from the spring 2019 pants carry over into these shorts, but they fit with a more relaxed look befitting of warmer weather.
So, as you tune into the Masters and start thinking about dusting off the clubs, hitting the driving range and preparing to get in nine after work again, take some time to think through what you'll need to look and feel your best on the golf course. With the right mixture of multi-functional performance pieces from high-quality brands, you'll be able to handle any occasion on any course and play your absolute best this season.