Playing golf anywhere in Europe, you often have the unique opportunity to experience all four seasons in a single round. So pro players on the PGA European Tour need to be prepared for any weather eventuality, come rain, shine and even on those rare occasions snow.
When it comes to the PGA European tour, pros need the best in performance wear so their able to react to any weather conditions thrown and make sure that the elements have the least possible negative effect on their rounds, the last thing they want when in contention for the Open Championship is to be put off by a soaking sweater.
Performance Wear Essentials
In autumnal and wintery conditions, one of the essential functions pros look for in their performance wear is a main layer that keeps their core warm while allowing free range of motion throughout their swing. This layer tends to be fairly tight-fitting while having enough stretch to be comfortable and practical to shoot a round of golf.
Infrared technology is a growing trend with jackets from the likes of Under Armour that respond to your climate and effort level, warming you up when you’re less active, and cooling you down as you heat up to maintain the perfect level of warmth.
Tour athletes such as Thomas Bjorn, Sebastien Gros, Marc Warren favour Calloway clothing for their European design, modern fit and fabrics which give the player a luxurious feel while performing at a high level.
Leading tour golfer Tommy Fleetwood likes the functionality and fashion offered by Nike Golf’s collection of performance wear. The world’s leading manufacturer of golf clothing and footwear is renowned for garment’s that incorporate the latest technologies while retaining a stylish look.
Spring and the warmer conditions the season brings sees those polo shirts previously hidden under multiple layers get an airing. The focus here is on keeping cool, yet comfortable. Modern shirts feature a range of new performance fabrics in their construction, so they can be super breathable such as the Milton from Galvin Green or quick drying and stretchy like the Ping Gradient shirt that utilises Sensor Cool technology.
Of course, when the sun does finally put its hat on most of us reach for the shorts. It’s slightly trickier for tour golfers with rules traditionally permitting shorts, but attitudes are thankfully changing. The wearing of shorts during rounds on the European Tour is currently allowed during practice rounds, and this year the PGA tour have followed suit. If you want to get that summer pro look Function 18 stock a range of golf shorts for men.
No one likes a fair-weather golfer, so make sure you’ve got a golfing wardrobe kitted out with performance wear so you can dress weather appropriately just like the European PGA tour pros and counter any outdoor eventuality.