These modern fabrics help men and women golfers keep their cool from head to toe.
Start at the top to stay cool with Imperial caps with Coolcore technology. “Imperial is excited to be the first company to bring this industry-leading technology to the golf market,” says David Shaffer, Director of Marketing at Imperial Headwear. Coolcore is 100% free of chemicals and performs three distinct functions including moisture wicking, moisture transportation to accelerate drying, and regulated evaporation for a cooling effect. With surface temperatures up to 30% lower than caps made with regular fabrics, there’s no reason to ever be a hot-head on the golf course again — not counting a occasional missed three-foot putt, of course.
Antigua’s Desert Dry™ (left) and AUR’s Bentley Polo
For moisture control without that plastic feeling that some technical fabrics give, Antigua has constructed fabrics with fine cotton fibers blended with synthetic filaments to create Desert Dry™ Performance Cotton. The company has also introduced Desert Dry™ Xtra-Lite, which combines the Desert Dry™ moisture-wicking feature with specially constructed ultra-light fabrics that feel like cotton, but handle perspiration like poly. When it comes to looks, Sean Gregg, Antigua’s director of product development and marketing support, says “each piece offers defined and refined lines and angles both symmetric and asymmetric.”
Women golfers are getting more apparel choices, too AUR’s Luminance Collection, for example, includes the Bentley Polo which features an athletic yet sophisticated racer-back design, with contrast placket and The Luminance Collection’s signature black enamel buttons. It’s constructed from AUR’s proprietary Active-Cool™ fabric, making the polo lightweight and breathable. It also provides excellent UV-protection.
Your swing may not get the same admiring looks as Fred Couples’ but your footwear can draw the same approving glances with the new Casual Hybrid line from ECCO, the company that made spike-less shoes cool. The new line features a sleek sneaker version for men as well as modern-classic Brogue options for men and women. Like all ECCO golf shoes, these are built with an outsole that boasts approximately 100 molded traction bars to deliver nearly 800 traction angles to promote grip in a variety of conditions. Casual Hybrid also offers a special leather inlay sole that can be added or removed for width customization.