Donald J. Ross is best known as the Dean of American golf course architects and the most prolific designer in golf’s Golden Age. He was a man who valued hard work, scrupulous attention to detail, exacting standards, innovation, and timeless styling. Not surprisingly, these are the same principles adopted by Donald Ross Sportswear.

Donald Ross Polos
Short sleeve solid jersey with floral print accent inside 3 button placket and collar band.

Golf Traditionalists

The Donald Ross Sportswear team is made up of passionate golfers who have spent their entire careers in the apparel industry. When athletic apparel companies started to introduce “performance” fabrics years ago to the golf market the founders of Donald Ross Sportswear saw a need and an opportunity to give golf traditionalists a style alternative to the slimmer fitting golf uniform while still utilizing modern fabrics. What they did was masterfully create timeless and stylish golf sportswear that performs in any condition! By fusing vibrant color groupings, with tasteful patterns and classic silhouettes they have consistently produced apparel that transcend the ever-evolving golf style trends.

Donald Ross Fleece Vest
Signature fleece vest with two-way zipper, zippered hand warmer pockets, and chest pocket with mobile device functionality.

All Donald Ross sportswear consists of fabrics that offer breathability, color resiliency, and easy care benefits that avid golfers desire. They also offer apparel for all climates with the goal of making golf more enjoyable regardless of the weather. These garment lines offer unique fabrics that will take care of Wind, Water, Wicking, and Warmth. Hangtags are affixed to each piece to detail its specific purpose.

Donald Ross Nylon pullover
Performance Nylon Long Sleeve 1/2 Zip Pullover

Traditional styling means a “Traditional” fit too. Or rather, a “Gentleman’s Fit”, which represents a classic cut through the body with a longer sleeve length that still allows for a full range of motion. For me, this meant sizing down from a large to a medium (and in all honesty, I may have been able to wear a small). However, in fairness to them when I checked the size guide on their website, I definitely fell into the “Medium” category based on weight and sports coat size.

Country Club Lifestyle

Steadfast in their desire to hold true to their identity, Donald Ross apparel is, and always will be appropriate for the “country club lifestyle”. Unfortunately, a Country Club Pro Shop is also the only way to get your hands on their luxury apparel.

Performance Nylon Long Sleeve 1/2 Zip Pullover, Gingham Mercerized Cotton Button Down, Pencil Stripe Jersey Polo, Tattersall Mercerized Cotton Pinpoint Button Down, Wooly Tech Fleece Vest

Finally, and most importantly (in my opinion), investing in Donald Ross Sportswear from your local Pro Shop gives you high-end clothing that transitions seamlessly and appropriately from the golf course to any occasion where you want to look classy, smart and sophisticated.

Lightweight Performance Cotton Textured Ottoman Stripe 1/2 Zip Pullovers

Written by Michael Ruuska, Tour Editor

A hearty New Englander. Loves the Boston professional sports scene. Relatively new to the game of golf (never touched a golf club prior to the age of 30--currently 42). High handicap but determined to improve. OBSESSED with the style of golf as much as the sport itself. Guidance counselor to thousands of high school students over an almost 20-year career in public education. Adult beverage of choice is one of the many fantastic New England style IPA's. Health and fitness fanatic.

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