I just received some very cool Lyle & Scott golf apparel in the mail the other day. It’s always exciting getting golf stuff, especially Lyle & Scott.
Lyle & Scott, granted, is not as well known here in the US as it is in the UK but hopefully that is changing.
For one, it’s been around forever, being established in 1874 by William Lyle and Walter Scott who founded a knitwear company in Hawick, a small town hidden in the Scottish Borders.
In the 60s Lyle & Scott launched a golf apparel line, a move that coincided with the design of the now iconic Golden Eagle logo/brand.
The Eagle represents not only the brands reputation for reliability and quality but is also, of course, represents one of best played holes in golf – a score of 2 under par.
Over the years, many celebrities, entertainers and, of course, legendary PGA Pros have donned the Golden Eagle.
These include Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Sean Connery and golfers Tony Jacklin, Gary Player, Ian Baker-Finch, Lee Westwood and, of course, Greg Norman, wearing the Golden Eagle when he won the 1986 Open Championship at Turnberry.
One item in particular that I really like is the Club Tipped Polo Golf Shirt. Talk about a stylish polo and I just love the color scheme. You can see pro golfer, Andy Lesenski, wearing it below.
Of course, there are many color combinations to choose from. Here’s just a little blurb about it from their site:
A little sportier than the plain option, our Lyle and Scott Club tipped polo shirt has a few extra touches that lends it that tournament-ready feel.
Cut in our regular fit from cotton piqué, the all-important details include a three-button placket, button down collar, tipped collar and cuffs, “Lyle & Scott” embroidery on the back neck and the Green Eagle on the left chest.
Of all things, I also loved the Lyle & Scott golf socks. I’m just a sucker for nice, comfy, stylish socks and you get all that in with their Club Ankle Sock.
Here’s a brief description:
Cushioning detail around the arch and ankle of our Lyle and Scott ankle socks ensures they feel comfortable and supportive. The left sock is adorned with the famous Club Green Eagle. 85% Cotton 13% Nylon 2% Elastane.
I’ve got my eye on a number of other Lyle & Scott products including a very sweet-looking, classic Argyle V-neck sweater and a pair of these very cool, Chock blue, Club Chinos.
For the materials and craftsmanship Lyle & Scott produces, I really think the prices are very good.
The Lyle & Scott Golf collection consists of classic golf polo shirts, jumpers and jackets, as well as designer golf trousers, chinos and socks.
Finally, don’t think you women will be left out in the cold. Here’s Lyle & Scott’s Women’s Line.