Can new underwear make you a better golfer? Interesting question, huh? But I know what you’ll be asking next. Should I wear boxers, briefs, bikinis or what?
Can’t you see I’m trying to have a little fun before the New Year? But there IS a serious side to this topic. Really.
See, I have been doing some research into the optimum golf apparel (which I will be sharing in future posts) Now I understand, that what is optimal for one golfer may not be for you but I HAVE heard excellent things about the Titleist Performance Compression Shorts from a number of players who have purchased them and swear by them.
Here is the info from the site on them:
Golf specific compression fit, designed for both playing and training. Promotes full range of motion, improves strength and endurance, aids in circulation while reducing fatigue. Supportive garments assist in injury prevention. Heavier fabric construction than lower quality compression offers greater power. Titleist Performance heat transfers on left leg and waist.
Now, mind you, I have not tried these out yet but certainly plan too. I have, however, recently (this past Fall) purchased some of the golf performance apparel by Under Armour® when it was getting cool out and I have to admit, I loved it. I purchased one of those long sleeve shirts that fit nicely under a golf shirt. It has that compression feeling but also gave complete freedom of movement.
Upon reflection, it really gave me that compressed feeling which impacted my swing, making it feel tighter and more compact. Hey, I’ll take that any day! I also shot one of my best scores of the year. Coincidental? maybe? maybe not.
Today there are really many more golf apparel options than ever before. You really don’t have to wear the same golf clothing your Mom or Dad did. It may or may not make a difference for your game. On one chilly Saturday afternoon, it certainly made a difference to my golf score.
Finally, I want to wish all of our loyal GolfDashBlog viewers the happiest of New Years. John and I are really looking forward to providing you, in 2011, with another year of thought-provoking, cutting-edge and useful golf information. Also, look for some exciting surprises coming soon.
Happy New Year!