Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Nothing says Fall golf like the timeless, classic coziness of a cardigan.  Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Fred Rogers, they all rocked the look thoroughly and often.  Sure, you can wear your high-tech insulated moisture-wicking breathable long-sleeve lycra undergarment beneath your golf shirt to stay warm in the cooler Fall temps, but you sort of look like a tool if you're not shooting a 78.   Plus, when the day heats up, you have to strip down to your farmer tan to get the undergarment off.  Your layers are all backwards.

So get real, figure it out, wear a cardigan.  And guess what, some are available in an amazing fabric that is highly insulating, water-resistant, breathable, and moisture-wicking!  This incredible material was invented by sheep a few million years ago.

Every major golf clothing company offers at least a couple cardigans.  Per typical, most offerings are about as exciting as the rest of their line.  This may or may not suit you, depending on your age and/or personal style.  Aside from scouring consignment/secondhand/vintage shops, you may have a difficult time finding what you're looking for.

I stumbled across the dinodirect website, which is a worldwide online store that offers tons of cardigans, most with somewhat livelier styling, and reasonably priced.  I can't yet vouch for the workmanship or quality of material.  Most shown are cotton.

keeping it real golfy, with scotch plaid elbow patches.

striped cardigan

classic cardigan w/ subtle stripes and metal buttons

picnic plaid.  skip the bow tie (unless you are a nut and/or shoot below par)

stripes in graduated shades

sport stripes

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