Saddle up with G/FORE. Going cross-country with johnnie-O. Rickie honors Arnie by going Pretty In Pink, and learn how your friends will be green with envy while you save green by using green off the greens (huh?!). Oh, AND discover the most common newspaper riddle the year Arnold Palmer was born (1929). You’ll need a strong cuppa Good Walk Coffee for this edition of This Week In Golf Fashion.
Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
And the winner is…..Rickie Fowler. Hands down, this kit stole the show at Bay Hill. The pink cardigan will be a must-own item for many a golfer this season. Myself included. It is from the new Puma x Arnold Palmer collection that will officially be released on June 6.
Kevin Streelman (johnnie-O & FootJoy)
I’ve always been a fan of johnnie-O because I can wear it anywhere. The Hinton Printed PREP-FORMANCE polo is no exception. I am equally excited about their new Cross Country PREP-FORMANCE pant that was recently released.
Scott Harrington (G/FORE)
Back-to-back appearances for Scott Harrington in TWIGF. Deservedly so. We know that green is hot and those trousers pair well with the G/FORE navy crewneck sweater. However, it is the Saddle Gallivanter that really makes a statement.
Rory McIlroy (Nike Golf)
I love this Nike polo and I love the belt. Just not together. Too much going on here.
Charley Hoffman (Greg Norman Collection & FootJoy)
It is all in the details. Boa OG, Charley Hoffman perfectly matched his green FootJoy glove (a bold glove is an easy and affordable way to add some flair) to the green in his FootJoy Pro/SL Boa. The grey belt and grey Greg Norman Collection trousers are also a win-win.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout (Galvin Green & FootJoy)
A question I get quite often is, “What are the best golf shirts I have probably never worn?” My answer is always the same, “Galvin Green.” They are known for their outerwear but their polos are amazing. The Moss Ventil8+ is a really cool, modern, performance polo.
Matthew Fitzpatrick (Under Armour)
This is the most data-driven, obsessed-over, tested, and designed golf shoe we’ve ever built.Under Armour Golf describing the Spieth 4
One of my favorite stops at the PGA Merchandise Show is meeting with Michael Glancy, Head of Footwear Design at Under Armour. His knowledge and passion are contagious. I just watched a MyGolfSpy video about the recently released Spieth 4 and I am excited to get these out on the course this season.
What Is Black & White & Read All Over?
Did you realize that the newspaper riddle was one of the most popular conundrums of the 1920s?
Recently, I had a reader engage me in a debate about the merits of wearing white golf shoes with a predominately black outfit. I am a fan. He is not. I cherry-picked some examples from the Qatar Masters to make MY point. We love reader engagement. Please drop a line anytime, even if we agree to disagree.
Looks good, right?
White shoes & black outfit is spot on. Black shoes with white trousers a big no no. That pink cardi Rickie is wearing, got to have it, awesome.
MIke – I still disagree about white shoes/black pants but lets agree to disagree. 🙂
I love Rory’s belt but he wears it with everything even when it doesn’t go. The pic above is fine from a distance but up close the pattern on the shirt clashes with the pattern on the belt. Like you always say, if a loud belt, go simple elsewhere.
I really enjoyed Rickie’s kit but I want him to play better!
Streelman is sneaky well dressed and under the radar but shouldn’t be.
Keep the excellent work, so far in 2020 you have upped your game and I thoroughly enjoy it.
Thank you, Jim. I always appreciate your insightful commentary.
White shoes with a black outfit I put in the same category as if the all black kit was paired with a white belt. I do think the white shoes could work if the white was the secondary color of the shoe. Rory’s Saturday kit where it was all black was terrific. If he would have paired it with white shoes it would have thrown off the entire flow. I’m all for the contrasting colors but where both the shirt and shorts are black I think adding white needs to be added in a subtle fashion (white lettering on a black hat, a white nike swoosh on a black shoes, or white trim on a collar).
Great article as always love and appreciate your work!
Patrick, thanks for the comment and kind words. I actually prefer the above looks to Rory’s all-black kit. Full disclosure, I don’t love black shoes on the course in general.