Casual Golf Shoes
The idea of spikeless golf shoes is no longer new. However, taking away the spikes was just the start. Now we have “casual” golf shoes, which are in actual fact a lot more than just golf shoes. The FootJoy Flex Spikeless Shoes (pictured) are the perfect example of blurring the line between on and off-course fashion; looking and feeling great wherever you are and whatever you’re doing. The Puma Ignite NXT Spikeless (pictured) & Spikeless DISC Shoes offer a sportier look, whilst the adidas AdiPure SP shoes tick the smart-casual “streetwear” box.
Shorts & Skorts
They’re on Tour now. In fact, they’ll be seen during practice rounds at The Open Championship for the first time ever this year (Why not on tournament days? Your guess is as good as mine). But there’s plenty of choice for everybody, from weekend warriors to clubs professionals, with Glenmuir Keble Golf Shorts offering an affordable smart look and the adidas Ultimate365 Print Shorts (pictured) providing a more casual summer look.
Daily Sports offer a superb range of eye-catching skorts for lady golfers, whilst the Under Armour Ladies Links Woven Skort is specifically engineered for golf performance.
One to Watch
As FitBits and Apple Watches become commonplace in all walks of life, golf is rolling with the times. GolfSixes saw Tour players use rangefinders for the first time in competition, but I want to focus on golf & fitness watches. Bushnell’s iON 2 and Neo Excel GPS watches have sky-rocketed in popularity recently, with its combination of advanced golf settings, fitness tracking and phone notifications. Garmin offer an extensive range of GPS watches, from the more affordable Approach S10 to the top-of-the-range Approach S60 (pictured) & S60 Premium.
Oakley’s golf-specific sunglasses have drawn a lot of attention with the likes of Bubba Watson and Rafa Cabrera Bello sporting the look on the PGA Tour’s summer swing. Fitted with Prizm Golf lenses- specifically engineered for optimal golf course vision- Oakley’s sunglasses may come in a wide range of styles & colours but they all offer the same outstanding performance.
Cobra’s F9 Speedback Driver (pictured) stole the 2019 headlines in the woods department, proving a huge success on Tour and flying off the shelves in golf clubs across the country. Meanwhile, Odyssey’s revolutionary Stroke Lab technology was a genuine game-changer with the flatsticks. Stroke Lab putters, fitted with a uniquely weighted shaft to promote feel & consistency, have dominated Tour bags and helped amateur golfers conquer the greens.
And finally, balls…
Titleist Pro V1 & Pro V1x won’t be knocked off their perch as the market leader any time soon. The Open Championship Pro V1 & Pro V1x balls (pictured) feature the coveted Claret Jug to make your ball stand out on the course.
However, if you’re looking for something new then the Callaway Triple Track Golf Balls may be for you. The three lines- a bold red line flanked by thinner blue lines- have been proven to optimise alignment to make that perfect putt that much easier.
Written by Joe Carabini