I lost my interest in golf about the time Tiger Woods lost his front tooth (and there are STILL details to that story you know we’re missing) — but thanks to a big screen TV in a hotel room with a broken remote, I had nothing to watch but golf on a recent business trip… When did golf become so fashionable? Seriously! Yeah, that green blazer’s gotta go at some point, but the men of the fairway definitely have it going on… Aaron Baddeley, Jonathon Byrd, Thomas Bjorne, and my fav, Trevor Immelman were all profiled way back in 2012 here, in Marty Hackel’s PGA’s Fashion Hits & Misses. 2012. What else have I missed? In addition to sites like TrendyGolf and FairwayStyles keeping us completely on trend? Clearly, a lot!
I was intrigued, so I dug a little deeper, and found that Golf Digest’s John Iaciofano closed out 2013 with a humorous POV on 5 Golf Fashion Trends That Hopefully Get Left Behind in 2014. He’s not kidding. He wants them left behind. And he has some words of encouragement for the fairway fashion wannabes: Don’t buy a golf shirt that looks like a wounded alien splattered his fluorescent blood in incongruent geometric shapes on it. Have to respect the man for watching out for the rest of us. It’s a good read. Check it out.
Wonder what was waiting on the PGA fashionable back nine in 2014? The Master’s Gallery holds the answer, and the images. Thank you Rory Mcilroy, Rickie Fowler, Billy Horschel, Jonas Blixt, and yes, Arnold Palmer, for a little fashion inspiration. No guts, no glory, right?
Does this mean I’ll embrace the sport that always gave me serious family agita ever since we lived adjacent to the back nine of Bountiful Ridge Golf Course (which I SWEAR was named something else when we lived there)? Nah… Don’t hold your breath Dad, Dave, Paul, Bruce, Mike and Russ. But I might just drive the golf cart the next time I’m home — and look damn good while doing it!