Talking ’70s rock, surf and turf golf, California love, and more. Tour Editor Michael Ruuska drops the latest edition of This Week in Golf Fashion with a look back at the coolest looks from the Valero Texas Open.
Congratulations to Andrew Landry for his first PGA Tour title at the Valero Texas Open. I really liked the Oxford Kendale Polo he wore on Saturday. And those FJ Icon Shield Tip shoes are always a winner in my book.
Detroit Rock City
I am pretty sure that Zach Johnson is wearing the same belt that Ace Frehley wore for the 1976 KISS world tour. The belt and glasses make him look like he just descended from the mother ship, Destroyer. Oh, my.
Surf & Turf Golf
I was stoked to see Joshua Creel wearing a Surf & Turf Golf hat. They are a company I have become fond of and plan to feature in an upcoming post about golf streetwear brands. Stay tuned, and in the meantime, check them out…
Speaking of surfing and golf; Matt Every rocked two of the most iconic Southern California brands in golf. Love the BADA BING Cuater belt by TravisMathew and the crewneck Linksoul sweater. For future reference, you cannot go wrong with any sweater that has micro striped elbow patches.
Ironically, Keegan Bradley is from my neck of the woods (New England) but reps TravisMathew. The Shipwreck polo and custom Air Jordans were a great combo.
What’s Going On Up There?
One of the biggest stories in golf fashion for 2018 is hats. We’ve seen guys like Jason Dufner and Jonas Blixt deviate from the traditional Tour headwear and have fun with their lids. Kevin Chappell continues to wear his Masters inspired ballcap away from Augusta and it looks sharp!
Fashion isn’t always about being bold. Sometimes the classic, timeless looks are the best and right in the wheelhouse for most of us. Ethan Tracy looks stellar in his head-to-toe FootJoy. The simplicity of this outfit just works.
Then again, if you want to transcend golf fashion, look no further than Billy Horschel for inspiration.