How to Give Your Golf Clothing a DIY Customized Touch
Most sports require participants to dress in a certain manner, whether that involves protective gear, team jerseys, or items that are considered “appropriate” for the sport. Golf is no different in that there is a pretty strict set of rules when it comes to what is appropriate on the golf course. Hitting up the course in a pair of ripped jeans and a crop top just isn’t going to fly at the majority of golf courses, which means you need to stick within the clothing boundaries.
If you’re the type with a creative mind and a skill for DIY sewing projects, the typical golf clothing can look rather dull to say the least. For women it consists of slacks, skorts, and golf skirts paired with some rather basic tops. If you’re looking for a way to inject a little personality into your golf clothing while still ensuring it stays “appropriate” for the course, then here are some tips you can use.
Always Start with the Basics
Before you begin any type of sewing project you’ll need to have the basics in front of you. That means a top and bottoms. Ideally you want to go for basic solid colors without any sort of pizzazz happening. You’ll be the one to add personality, so you don’t want the clothing to start out that way.
If you’re conscious of the environment and are trying your best to limit the footprint you leave, you can usually find golf course appropriate clothing at second-hand shops and thrift stores. Because they are such basic pieces, they aren’t too hard to find.
Add Embellishments to Hems
A good idea is to think about adding embellishments to hems. This doesn’t change the length or feel of the garment, but it will add personality. You can add a bit of a ruffle to sleeves or along the hem of a top, you can add a little beading around the hem, or even a bit of ribbing. Try to keep things fairly conservative and basic following the less is more rule of thumb.
Make Your Own Sunhat
Another idea is to make your own sunhat. Hats are an absolute staple item on the golf course in order to keep you from getting a sunburn and keeping the sun out of your eyes while you take your shot. While most golfers reach for the typical baseball-style hat, there is nothing to stop you from choosing a more unique look. You can start with something basic like a cowboy hat or large floppy hat, and then add details and embellishments. Just remember the hat needs to be functional, so make sure it’s still able to do its job.
Your Own Unique Look on the Course
These tips are a great place to start when it comes to creating customized looking golf apparel, but also be sure to check out the Wheres My Caddie website for information on what gear and clothing you’ll need. This may spark even more ideas for you.