What is Proper Golf Attire for Men

Apr 22, 2020 

Golf has historically been a popular game played by royalty, ladies and gentlemen alike. Whilst the game has grown in popularity and is now open for everyone to play, there are still some of the formalities that once existed, particularly what you wear while golfing. Golfing dress code is not meant to limit players, but to play homage to the wonderful ancient game of golf!

Whether you are playing with friends, business partners, to a golf tournament or as part of a team in competition, dress codes are often strictly implemented. So what are the basic rules of golf dress etiquette you need to be mindful of?

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Wear shirts or polos

One of the most strictly enforced rules in no t-shirts. The proper golf attire for men is typically a collared shirt. These can either be long sleeved or short sleeved depending on your individual style, preference and weather. However, if you prefer a more casual approach, polos are equally acceptable, provided they also have a collar and a sleeve. Our Druh polo shirts come with PlayDry Technology to draw moisture away from the skin to keep you feeling comfortable and dry when playing in warm weather. Whichever your preference, both polos and shirts should be neatly tucked in. 


Wear trousers or golf slacks

Another important rule is no jeans are allowed whilst playing golf. Instead opt for chinos, golf trousers or golf slacks with belt loops and a belt. This is where you can make your own individual statement. You can amp up monochromatic colours such as white and beige pants with a statement belt, and an even more vibrant buckle. Here at Druh we have belts in almost every colour and leather pattern, all of which can be mixed and matched with our unique buckles to make your look personal to you. It is also recommended that you do not wear slacks with cuffs as they can be a potential hazard to players and also somewhere sand can accumulate!


How long should golf shorts be?

Especially during warmer weather, shorts are permitted as part of proper golfing attire. However, for both men and women, they should not be too short nor too tight. The rule of thumb is they should fall to just above the knee and fit like a casual tailored trouser. Similarly with your golf pants, golfing shorts should also have belt loops and be worn with a belt. 


What hand do you wear golfing?

What hand to wear your golf glove on is one of the most frequently asked questions. This is completely dependent on your dominant hand and grip position. If you are a right-handed golfer, wear your glove on the left hand. If you are a left-handed golfer, wear your glove on the right. However, if you are prone to calluses and blisters, golfing gloves can be worn on both hands!


Golf shoes

Wearing proper golfing shoes not only helps you meet the dresscode, but it can also improve your game and protect the greens. Whilst they do vary greatly, the traditional style of golf shoe resembles a saddle shoe or a brogue. The main difference however, is they are equipped with soft rubber spikes on the sole for grip.


Wear your Druh colours

Whilst golfing attire is typically formal, it is far from boring! Here at Druh we believe in making a statement with colour. Why not go for a pink polo, bright green slacks and an equally statement belt and buckle? You can even make a statement right down to the smaller details. How about a pair of pink DB cufflinks to finish off your look?


Make your own statement

If you are looking for your own unique collection of belts and buckles, or perhaps a polo that represents your team, here at Druh we have just the ticket! Create your own designer golf polo with your unique logo or a custom buckle made just for you. 

For any unique custom requests, do not hesitate to contact us via customerservice@druhbeltsandbuckles.com or call us on +1(407)403-8878.

Wear shirts or polos

One of the most strictly enforced rules in no t-shirts. The proper golf attire for men is typically a collared shirt. These can either be long sleeved or short sleeved depending on your individual style, preference and weather. However, if you prefer a more casual approach, polos are equally acceptable, provided they also have a collar and a sleeve. Our Druh polo shirts come with PlayDry Technology to draw moisture away from the skin to keep you feeling comfortable and dry when playing in warm weather. Whichever your preference, both polos and shirts should be neatly tucked in. 


Wear trousers or golf stacks

Another important rule is no jeans are allowed whilst playing golf. Instead opt for chinos, golf trousers or golf slacks with belt loops and a belt. This is where you can make your own individual statement. You can amp up monochromatic colours such as white and beige pants with a statement belt, and an even more vibrant buckle. Here at Druh we have belts in almost every colour and leather pattern, all of which can be mixed and matched with our unique buckles to make your look personal to you. It is also recommended that you do not wear slacks with cuffs as they can be a potential hazard to players and also somewhere sand can accumulate!


How long should golf shorts be?

Especially during warmer weather, shorts are permitted as part of proper golfing attire. However, for both men and women, they should not be too short nor too tight. The rule of thumb is they should fall to just above the knee and fit like a casual tailored trouser. Similarly with your golf pants, golfing shorts should also have belt loops and be worn with a belt. 


What hand do you wear golfing?

What hand to wear your golf glove on is one of the most frequently asked questions. This is completely dependent on your dominant hand and grip position. If you are a right-handed golfer, wear your glove on the left hand. If you are a left-handed golfer, wear your glove on the right. However, if you are prone to calluses and blisters, golfing gloves can be worn on both hands!


Golf shoes

Wearing proper golfing shoes not only helps you meet the dresscode, but it can also improve your game and protect the greens. Whilst they do vary greatly, the traditional style of golf shoe resembles a saddle shoe or a brogue. The main difference however, is they are equipped with soft rubber spikes on the sole for grip.



druh golfing attire

Wear your Druh colours

Whilst golfing attire is typically formal, it is far from boring! Here at Druh we believe in making a statement with colour. Why not go for a pink polo, bright green slacks and an equally statement belt and buckle? You can even make a statement right down to the smaller details. How about a pair of pink DB cufflinks to finish off your look?


Make your own statement

If you are looking for your own unique collection of belts and buckles, or perhaps a polo that represents your team, here at Druh we have just the ticket! Create your own designer golf polo with your unique logo or a custom buckle made just for you. 


For any unique custom requests, do not hesitate to contact us via customerservice@druhbeltsandbuckles.com

or call us on +1(407)403-8878. 

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