It’s all about layering
Dressing in layers allows golfers to easily adapt to the weather, adding layers when its cooler or removing them when it gets warmer. Many golfers underestimate just how much heat is generated in a round of golf and frequently dress too warm with the opposite happening on colder days leaving the golfer cold, stiff, and uncomfortable throughout the round.
Abacus would suggest putting some thought into an outfit prior to hitting the course, especially when the weather is more demanding. What you wear could be the deciding factor in how well you play and how comfortable you are out on the course.
A basic layering rule is to make sure as much of the clothing as possible features technologies such as stretch and breathability. A base layer without wicking, for example, will reduce the effects of a high-tech outer layer, affecting both comfort and ultimately your focus on the game. Stretch and lightweight in every layer is also important, especially in spring and fall, when more clothes are needed for warmth.
Stretchy garments make sure nothing gets in the way of that all-important golf swing.
Layer no 1
- the base
Key to a good base layer is the material that it’s made from. Only materials with high breathability and wicking properties should be worn next to the skin to ensure that heat and moisture are moved quickly away from the body. Choose a long-sleeved base layer during the colder season.
Layer no 2
A warming second layer, that is easy to put on and take off, will add warmth under an outer layer when the temperature drops and can be used as the main protection during warmer periods of the round. A soft fleece with extra padding on the large parts of the body that tend to get cold, for example on the upper chest and shoulders is an excellent choice. The Gleneagles is an excellent top that offers warmth in these major areas without sacrificing freedom of movement.
Layer no 3
The outermost layer needs to protect you from the wind and rain. This may be a rain jacket - soft, stretchy, highly breathable, wind and waterproof and easy to stow away in a golf bag. The multi award winning abacus Pitch jacket would be the ideal choice. For dry days the abacus Grove Hybrid vest is the perfect windproof choice. Its quilted front adds extra warmth, while sides and shoulders have a stretchy fleece, ensuring full movement throughout the swing.
Trousers to suit the weather
Cold legs are bad both for the spirit and the circulation. Complete your layering with trousers that are suitable for colder days. A great example is the abacus® Tralee warm and water repellent trousers which look and feel like regular pants but have a breathable, brushed tricot lining to keep you warm and dry.