JASON KERKMANS By
long on style, this performance
apparel stops at the knee
Shorts are shorts, right? that’s what we’ve always thought. let hem be comfortable enough in the waist so that we can enjoy a
hot dog at the turn and long enough in the leg so we don’t expose
skin previously unseen by the sun, and we’re good to go.
that was until we started trying on a few pairs of this year’s
performance shorts—long on style and comfort—and never wanted
to take them off. proving how comfortable golf shorts really should
be, these five all make use of technical fabrics that can easily be found
in workout shorts. yet, each of these shorts are just as capable in and
around the resort for anyone with an already full suitcase.
on the course, whether you’re playing at troon north in scottsdale
or the ocean club in the bahamas, the right pair of shorts can make
a good round better or a bad round untenable. so, slide on a pair of
these shorts and get walking.
Unleash the Athlete
The Collection Pattern Short ($65) is con-
structed from Nike’s dri-fit fabric, a blend
of cotton, polyester and spandex that pulls
moisture away from the interior fabric that
touches the skin, leaving it to evaporate
on the exterior of the shorts. So while they
may look like contemporary golf shorts,
they make you feel like going for a run,
bike and swim as a pre-round warm-up.
Quagmire creates athletically cut golf ap-
parel that’s styled for this decade and not
something that might have hung in pro
shops back in the 1980s. And the Player
($70) shorts may be their best example yet.
Cut to look like they belong on the beach,
the 65 percent polyester and 35 percent
cotton shorts move enough to rock climb in,
so there should be no problem getting your
hips through on the downswing.
Silicone tape inside the waistband of the
Puma Golf Patterned Bermuda ($65)
shorts earns points by holding a tucked-in
shirt in place. But it’s the Teflon coating on
the exterior that you’ll appreciate most.
Not only does it increase the durability
of the cotton/polyester/elastane blend, it
also protects against stains. Hello mustard.
Ashworth’s refined casual look has upped
the style quotient on courses around the
world as of late, but walk 18 in a pair of
the flat front Polyester Plaid ($65) shorts
this season and you’ll finish your round
remembering the way the 100 percent
polyester microfiber fabric never bunched
nor constricted your step or swing.
After seeing the polished J. lindeberg pants
worn on Tour by players like Camilo Villegas, any
shorts from the Stockholm-based brand have a
lot to live up to. And yet, by not basing the style
of the knee-length lawrence ($98) shorts—
made from a breathable 100 percent polyester
H2Off fabric that repels water—on any long
pant pattern, the brand has outdone itself.