Keeping Cool on the Course – the Galvin Green Ventil8 Range
As the sun sits high in the sky and the eventual arrival of summer seems to have become something more tangible, the golfer’s mind turns to what to wear on the course to keep cool whilst still looking as stylish as possible. Swedish brand Galvin Green are well known for their high standards of quality when it comes to golf clothing and their latest range of highly breathable Ventil8 golf clothing makes up a significant proportion of what they have to offer in 2016.
Technology is everywhere in golf today – helping players improve their game, helping create better quality clubs but also helping to revolutionise golf clothing. With many years of experience in the game, the designers at Galvin Green have excelled once more this season with their offering of Ventil8 golf clothing which enfuses their latest technology with some fresh looking designs for 2016.
Galvin Green Ventil8 shirts have been specifically designed to cope with the demands of the modern day golfer. We like to look great, we like to be unique but most importantly, we need to feel comfortable in all conditions on the golf course and we’ll never settle for less. Ventil8 golf shirts meet all three needs through super sharp styling, the provision of many styles and colours and also with the very latest technical fabrications used throughout the range.
Ventil8 fabrics have been developed to handle that excess level of moisture via perspiration through using fibres with an increased surface area, allowing for greater moisture dispersion at a quicker rate than normal. The result means the wearer feels cool and dry far quicker in the warmest conditions, whilst the fibres also offer a UV Protection factor of 20 as an added benefit.
Technology is one thing but what do the clothes actually look like? The range includes polo shirts, trousers and shorts, all at the forefront of the latest trends in addition to using their clever Ventil8 technology.
The golf shirts from Galvin Green boast contemporary designs but also provide one of the best fits around. Accurate sizing on the shoulders, through the body and even on the neckline make them perfect to wear while playing, whilst an added element of fabric stretch offers a superior level of comfort without restriction. They also come in a range of fresh colour combinations that fit with the latest trends as well as classic colour schemes to suit golfers of all tastes.
The Macoy polo comes in no fewer than five colour options with more due to arrive later in 2016; one of the key looks is the steel grey/lagoon blue combination which is often seen worn on tour by the top Galvin Green ambassadors. The Marlow Ventil8 shirt is the more classic style with a solid main colour, broken only by white panels along the underside of the arm and towards the rear of the shirt. New colours include electric red and imperial blue, fresh looks for Spring/Summer 2016.
Trousers and shorts
Many golfers have stuck with the Galvin Green range for many years because they know the consistent quality which the brand provides. The perfect example of this is with their selection of golf trousers which use the Ventil8 fabric, ensuring a high level of breathability and comfort when worn in warm conditions – whilst a touch of stretch in the material is always a good bonus. The Nash pant is the key style for 2016 and offers a regular (but not baggy) fit that allows the wearer plenty of natural movement.
The Parker shorts are a natural addition for the warmer times of the year and also offer a great feel in high temperatures. Using the Ventil8 technology means they keep the wearer cool in all the right places and come in a range of colours to coordinate with any of the polo shirt ranges including black, imperial blue, iron grey and white.
Take one glance at the media or PGA coverage of the Masters and you’ll notice that when it comes to being seen on the green, what you wear matters.
Every golfer who took to the course in Augusta this year had their outfits scrutinised almost as closely as their play, but whether their attire set them up for esteem or ridicule, those guys were all playing the Masters, living the dream.
Here’s a quick look at how some of the different golfers looked the part, and played it:
Keep it Low-Key Like Danny Willet, Masters Champion
Opting for a largely understated and conservative look in whites, greens and blues, Willet’s wardrobe seemed relatively low-key.
However, his apparently simple outfits belie the quality tailoring and technologically advanced designs that may have just helped give him the winning edge; as ambassador for Callaway Golf Apparel, Willet’s attire was engineered to perform beautifully.
By pairing Callaway’s Lightweight Tech Trousers, which feature articulated knees and mechanical stretch properties, with a selection of their polo-shirts and trademark Chev belt, Willet was able to play with full range of movement and feel comfortable enough to focus on the game.
Add a Splash of Colour Like Westwood
Colour-wise, greens, navy blues and pale greys seemed to be the palette of choice, particularly for Spieth who was hoping to retain his championship, but players like Westwood, who finished the competition in 2nd place, gave an otherwise conservative wardrobe a modern edge with splashes of colour.
Go All-Out for Colour Like Horschel
Self-confessed ‘big kid’ Billy Horschel opted for a somewhat playful look at the Masters in a bright pink polo-shirt paired with floral-print trousers, and he wasn’t alone in the colour stakes.
Smylie Kaufman and Anirban Lahiri were also seen sporting fuchsia pink trousers, which brands like Ralph Lauren, Nike and Stromberg are all including in their latest collections.
Image via Golf Digest: 2016 Masters Style Review, Smylie Kaufman, Billy Horschel and Anirban Lahiri
Much like Callaway, these brands are popular with golfers because the structure and design of their apparel complements play. Nike golf pants, for example, are made from advanced Dri-FIT fabrics which draw sweat away from the body to keep players dry and comfortable for the full 18.
Like them, with the right clothing you too can feel comfortable, confident and enhance your game, and maybe even establish yourself as a real contender on the course. You will, at the very least, escape the ridicule of your friends.
You can get all the quality golf apparel you need to look the part, online from Function 18. Order everything you need and then get to the green to practice and play it too.