Over the past few years mens golf clothing has taken a drastic turn from the traditional (and mind you, boring) polos and khakis country club look, to a much more performance based materials and fashionable fits look. Believe it or not golfers sweat too. Playing golf for five hours in and blazing mid day heat in the middle of Summer, you’re going to want to wear something that won’t weigh you down. Literally.
Every golf apparel manufacturer now makes these performance based types of shirts, shorts and pants, that wick away moisture and keep you dry in the Summer heat. However, I don’t think anyone puts out a better golf shirt than Under Armour. They have a range of styles that can satisfy the more traditional minded golfer, but also have others with much more style and boldness with brighter colors.
The main material used in Under Armour golf shirts is PolyArmour, a performance-enhanced type of Polyester. Its fabric stretches up to four ways for enhanced breathability and flexibility. They have two classes of apparel. Their “Heat Gear” is designed to keep you cool on the course (as well as odor-free with an anti-bacterial material) under the hot sun. Their “Cold Gear” is designed to let you enjoy your round even when the weather isn’t what you would hope it would be .
I own a handful of their HeatGear Performance Polos and can attest to their driving principle to “help keep athletes dry and light, and their body temperature consistent”. Like all golf shirts, I find that the sizing runs big (meaning I seem to always have to order a size smaller), but I’ve grown used to this with any golf shirt.
With PGA TOUR players like Hunter Mahan and Gary Woodland as Under Armour ambassadors, their entry in to the golf apparel business seems to only be growing. Most of their shirts also fall in to a reasonable price range too ($45-$60), which is much more affordable than high-end brands like Travis Mathew and the Nike Tiger Woods line.
Under Armour built a strong reputation for their compression apparel mostly worn for football and baseball, and so far their entry in to the golf world seems to only be building on to that.