Should I Stay or Should I Go? Male Golfers Changing the Fashion Game


Should the new fashion trends for golf apparel stay or get left behind? Say goodbye to un-logoed polos and loose-fitting, pleated khakis and say hello to bright, patterned or should I say LOUD polos and pants.

Are they “overdoing” it? More like they’re KILLIN’ it. Greg_Norman,_Open_2008_(2)

Golf alone is incredibly boring to watch on TV (Golf fans, you know it’s true), so why not give us something FUN to look at! I love the new fashion trends: the flat brim hats (as seen on Justin Bieber), the oversized belt buckles, the pants with slits at the bottom and NEON apparel. In fact, if you didn’t know, some of these trends go way back in golf starting with Greg Norman.

From simple plaid, pastel prints and magenta windbreakers, Norman broke in the color statements first. He now even has his own line of golf apparel.

But it was really Ian Poulter who changed the game, the style game that is. Poulter came out with his own fashion line IJP Fashion, sporting bright pinks and chevron prints that were considered flashy for such a conservative sport. Little did those fans know this trend would only get bigger and bigger.

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Just look at these fab ensembles. Way to be bold Mr. Poulter.

DUBLIN, OH - JUNE 06:  Rickie Fowler is pictured  during the final round of The Memorial Tournament presented by Morgan Stanley at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 6, 2010 in Dublin, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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But if anyone knows how to wear these new trends well now, it’s Rickie Fowler.

Let’s be real, not many men can wear a uni-colored ensemble and still look sexy. Even if it was just for an inside joke. Honestly, that makes it even cuter.

Fowler has taken Arnold Palmer and Steve Ballesteros’ timeless style and has created an out-of-the-ordinary style that will go down in history.



His style may not be considered as ballsy as Poulter’s, but we’re still digging it.

Also, if you did not know, fashion circulates. What was in style many years ago is now back in style.

So, if you hate on these new fun trends, you can take a deep breath and calm down because the boring golf apparel trends will eventually come back, but let’s pray that doesn’t happen any time soon.

Like I’m thinking instead of this whole traditional green jacket we move with the times and make it the paisley or pin striped jacket? Just a thought.

Bottom line, keep doing what you’re doing boys, because you sure are keeping us TCD girls entertained!

– Briana

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