A few short weeks ago it seemed as if fall weather would never come. Every day was a disgustingly hot 90-degrees and my life was fantastic. I was golfing in shorts, sweating streams of body fluid down my legs and the fall was nowhere in sight. Thought maybe this would be the year that Global Warming finally paid off, that the north east would finally have the year-round climate of Florida. That’s my beautifully delusional dream, because make no mistake about it, I hate cold weather with the fire of a thousand Arby’s farts.
But what I don’t hate is golf and save for actual snow, I will brave the elements to play the game I love. This year I plan on being better prepared than ever, because when it’s bitterly cold outside you may as well be wearing no pants at all if the pants you are wearing are paper-thin to begin with. And you might as well not even show up if the coat you’re wearing makes you feel like this…
So here are 10 things that you might want to consider owning once the weather turns to pure shit and the north becomes miserable for seven straight months. Hate it here. Hate it here so much.
I’ve wanted this jacket since Nike unveiled it a few weeks ago. Not only is it slick-looking, but it offers the warmth of a vest without the restrictions of thick sleeves.
Perhaps it’s because I played in terrible weather a lot in high school, but when I think of fall golf, I think of wet and cold and all around disgusting days. This Climaproof GORE-TEX jacket from Adidas is going to be a life-saver this fall.
I learned my lesson last fall. You need proper pants otherwise your ass and thighs and other things that are concealed by pants will be FREEZING. Especially when you sit on a cold cart seat for the first time at 8am. OOF!
When you imagine Puma in your head, what do you see? For me, it’s very difficult to not think of Rickie Fowler’s Dumb and Dumber ensemble. That outfit is, by all accounts, an acquired taste. But their outerwear is much more suited to the golfer with a more practical/muted approach to fashion. And this 1/4 zip pullover comes in several color options to suit just about anyone’s fashion needs.
Do you even layer, Bro? To be honest, when it gets so cold out that taking off your jacket mid-round isn’t even an option, I don’t even bother putting a collard shirt on. I just wear as many long-sleeve layers, like this Under Armour shirt, as I can. No one is going to see your collar, so why even bother?
And finally… the best golf beanies, because if you’re a bitch like me, you must protect your precious little ears.