Fall Series events highlighted the biggest trends in golf fashion and provided a preview of the hottest themes for Spring 2017.
Tiger Woods (Nike Golf)
Clearly, the biggest story of the Fall in the world of golf was Tiger’s return to competitive golf. While Woods has made the red shirt and black pants his signature look over the years, his best ensembles are these dark monochromatic kits. Too bad we don’t see more of them. Monochromatic navy blue and dark gray outfits would be strong additions to Tiger’s wardrobe in 2017.
Rory McIlroy & Tiger Woods (Nike Golf)
With both former world number ones teeing it up in the Fall, Nike wasted no time in having Rory and Tiger lace up new pairs of kicks. While Rory’s Lunar Control Vapors have a traction system that was inspired by a snowmobile, Tiger’s TW’17s have nearly as many straps as Lebron’s hoops shoe.
Rikard Karlberg (J.Lindeberg)
Hands down, the best look of the Fall Series goes to Rikard Karlberg in this super clean and ultra modern look from J.Lindeberg. The juxtaposition of the old school newsboy cap with Karlberg’s cutting edge apparel creates an interesting and stylish look that should be copied by more pros and amateurs alike.
Derek Fathauer (Fairway & Green)
These puffer vests remain the biggest trend in outerwear this season. If you haven’t added one to your wardrobe, now is the time to do it. They are easy to layer over a polo, a Merino sweater, or a technical mid layer. While matching your vest to your shirt always creates a smooth look, choosing one in a complementary color, like Fathauer did at the Safeway Open, is a pro move.
Kevin Chappell (Nike Golf)
Then again, if you are looking to jump on the next big outerwear trend, keep an eye on hooded sweaters and jackets as we head into 2017. This is the latest example of a progressive look that is pushing the boundaries of golf fashion, and hoodies certainly fall in line with the more casual and athletic looks we are seeing on the fairways. Sure, traditionalist will say that hoodies don’t have a place on the course, but when done right, they bring a fresh vibe to the links.
Adam Hadwin (Callaway Golf) & Ryo Ishikawa (Callaway Golf)
With the TOUR making stops in sunny Vegas, Playa del Carmen, and Kuala Lumpur, more players were seen slipping on solar sleeves for protection from the sun. This is certainly a new trend to watch as we head into 2017. If you are looking to block out the sun’s harmful rays, follow Adam Hadwin’s lead and match your sleeves to your shirt and keep both of them slim for a clean look.
Geoff Ogilvy (Linksoul) & Tony Finau (Nike Golf)
I haven’t seen this many rugby stripes on the course since the late 80s. Color blocked designs and engineer stripes have had their time in the spotlight the last few years, but these big and bold rugby stripes are a must-add to your wardrobe in 2017.
Billy Horschel (RLX Ralph Lauren)
Now that you are adding a rugby striped polo to your game, take a cue from Billy Horschel and wear a belt that is an extension of the stripes on your shirt.
Brandon Hagy (Theory) & Seamus Power (TravisMathew)
One of the great things about the Fall Series is being introduced to rookies who have some serious style, and Brandon Hagy and Seamus Power are amongst the best-dressed newcomers to the TOUR. Hagy is turning heads with simple, well-tailored looks from high-fashion brand Theory, while Power is a natural fit for TravisMathew’s classic threads.
Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren) & Anirban Lahiri (Chervo)
Isn’t it the worst feeling to roll up to the first tee in a fresh new outfit only to discover your playing partner wearing the same kit. Thomas and Lahiri had that feeling at the CIMB Classic as they both ‘got the memo’ about pink and white outfits not once, but twice. Maybe they thought it was a team competition, which would have made them a tough duo to beat. Their combined score was -42.
Harris English (Peter Millar) & Trey Mullinax (Columbia)
The secret to keeping classic styles fresh and up to date has everything to do with modern details. If you favor timeless looks on the course, follow the lead of English and Mullinax by pairing a classic polo with a slim 5-pocket pant.
Pat Perez (William Murray Golf)
Be on the look out for new golf apparel label William Murray Golf (Yes, that Bill Murray). Fresh off shoulder surgery and a long layoff, Pat Perez was a bit of a Cinderella Story in his own right as he captured the OHL Classic at Mayakoba while sporting the Murray brothers’ fun and irreverent apparel line.