Spoiling a Good Walk


I am excited to see temperatures finally breaking into the 60’s. I am especially excited, because I began going to the driving range with my stepdad at the end of last summer and I am eager to pick up where I left off. Unfortunately, where I left off was trying to consistently make contact with the ball using my driver. However, learning has been just as fun as it has been frustrating.
Chick Evans 1916 AmateurChick Evans                                                               Charles “Chick” Evans (Above)

I have already been to the driving range a handful of times over the last two months. Just like life, some days have been really good and others have been just plain awful. I plan on getting out on an actual course before too long which of course got me thinking about what I will wear.
bobby jones                                                                                    Bobby Jones
Jim Barnes                                                                                     Jim Barnes

I did a few searches on the internet for golf apparel. Like all sports it appears that golf clothing too is now primarily composed of synthetic technical fabrics. This lead me to the conclusion that all I really need is a pair of golf shoes. I think that my old chinos, OCBD’s, and polos will more than suffice. Plus, I have plenty of sweaters for the brisk mornings.

I spent the rest of my time on the internet looking at vintage pictures of golf which got me even more excited for warm weather and time spent outdoors. I wish everyone the best of luck on the course this year!

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Jerrod Swanton is a simple man interested in simple, classic, and traditional style.

9 Comments on "Spoiling a Good Walk"

  1. Flo says:

    Good luck to you too! I haven’t golfed for several years, but I hope to get back in to it this summer if all goes well. I love going in the evening, listening to all the sounds on the course, it’s one of the few places it is always relatively quiet, even in a busy urban area. Enjoy!

  2. oxford cloth button down says:

    Flo – Thanks! I very much like the outdoor aspect of the sport, too!

  3. JD says:

    Don’t worry about spending money on clothes or clubs. Invest in lessons with the club pro before you develop some really good bad habits.

  4. oxford cloth button down says:

    JD – That sounds like solid advice. I’ve been wanting to get some lessons, but you make a great point about doing it before I develop too many bad habits.

  5. David says:

    Harvey Penick’s little red book is the only instruction book you need. I took group lessons as a kid, they’re usually less expensive than one-on-one’s. And put away the driver, learn your irons first. I mean, how often do you use your driver? And how much trouble does it get you into?

  6. prepwithtwist says:

    I say be daring and go for knickers! Then you can truly bring the traditional look back to the sport.

  7. Fred Johnson says:

    Leave the OCBD’s at home, stick with the polo’s. Get a pair of spineless golf shoes, or better yet, look at them then buy sneakers with similar soles for a lot less. Good luck with your game!

  8. Woofboxer says:

    You undoubtedly need a vintage golf jacket Jerrod, and I have just thing for you:

  9. Chens says:

    Why are you trying to hit a driver if you’re just learning? Take it from a guy who’s been obsessed with it every day for nearly three years. I don’t even currently own a driver and I shot an 85 on a McKenzie course a couple weeks ago.

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