What to look for in a waterproof
Or, perhaps more to the point, we should say: what to look for in a golf waterproof. There’s much more to consider if you’re playing golf in your new jacket…
Clothing & Footwear
You know that feeling when you walk out the house for a Sunday morning round and find it’s colder than you think? You dash back inside, grab a sweater and get on your merry way. Easy enough!
But what if the weather changes as you’re approaching the first tee? What if the heavens open mid-round? These are scenarios we’ve all battled through on the course, but we want to make sure you’re prepared for it all, and our FootJoy range means you can be. So, let’s take a walk through a typical January round of golf.
Hopefully you can nip this in the bud by grabbing a sweater as you leave the house and feel the frost hit you. But, even if it’s warm when you’re teeing off, the temperature might drop during your round, so stashing one away in the bag never hurts. The great thing about FootJoy’s ThermoSeries Hybrid jacket is that it’s made with woven quilted panels and it looks really smart with any outfit, meaning it will keep you toasty and always looks great when you put it on!
How many times have you hit a few practice putts, gone strolling up to the tee box and felt the first spits of rain greeting you at the worst possible moment? It can be a massive downer on your round before you’ve even hit a ball in anger.
We say can because it doesn’t have to be. If you can reach into your bag and pull out the FootJoy HydroKnit half-zip waterproof jacket, you’re suddenly feeling smug and there will be no anger when you hit your first golf ball of the day. There will, however, be a free range of movement, plenty of warmth and protection from that light rain… we prefer that to anger.
There’s nothing worse than walking down the fairway during a great round, looking up at the sky and seeing those ominous dark clouds rolling in overhead. You know you’re going to be huddled under a tree pretty soon. That is, if you’re not prepared.
FootJoy knows you can’t always predict the weather, so it made its HydroTour waterproof jacket with a lightweight three-panel construction that folds up neatly into your bag. Unsurprisingly, given FootJoy’s reputation, this translates perfectly into a jacket that keeps you dry and lets you play without interference.
We hope you’ll never have a round ruined by the weather ever again! In fact, you can make sure you don’t by getting down the pro shop and checking out everything from jumpers to jackets and even the hat to keep you warm.