Guide to finding the perfect golf wear

From JL to RL, which category fits best you or your loved one? With the vast array of golf merchandisers, it’s difficult to choose which course style is appropriate. There are plenty of factors to take into consideration like age, style, fabrics, fits and styles.

If you are having trouble picking out the perfect ensemble for a loved one this holiday season, here’s my foolproof checklist to help you.

Brands to avoid for the 20 handicaps and beyond

If you’re above the 90-stroke line, it is your duty to stick with the most classic and unidentifiable clothing choices. Please avoid J. Lindeberg, Loudmouth and Lilly Pulitzer. These are very popular brands, but if you aren’t a huge fan of the spotlight, and especially if you’re still learning the game, these brands work better when you graduate into the 70s Club.

Buy those eye-catching brands if you:

• love the spotlight and making statements

• have the game to match the outfit

• enjoy a little European edge

Brands for the sophisticated and classic golfer

You can never go wrong with a classic look. It covers the entire spectrum of individuals, from a high handicapper to a scratch golfer, a professional to an executive. There is something for everyone. Here are the merchandisers of my choice:

• Ralph Lauren (RLX)

• Lija

• Walter Genuin

• Peter Millar

• Lacoste.

These brands are made with the highest-quality fabrics. The price may be high but they’re worth every penny. If you are just learning the game, people aren’t going to notice your poor shots. You’re just going to be admired for your look.

Avoid these brands if you:

• tend to sweat a lot

• are little on the heavier side

• are not preppy

Brands for the athletic and edgy youth

These are the newest brands in technology and style. Most youngsters tend to flock to these brands, which are found at a wide variety of merchandisers.

Top picks for the sporty spice in you:

• Nike

• Adidas

These companies use new technology with sweat-proof shirts that are comfortable and light. Plus, the style isn’t too edgy that you are going to be spotted from the clubhouse, but enough to make you feel good about yourself and your game.

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