Par For The Course: The Year’s Best New Golf Gear

Indulging in a round of golf, which is equal parts meticulous and recreational, is the perfect way to keep outside and in the fresh air during the summer months. The sport, of course, has also cultivated an instantly recognizable aesthetic — think argyle prints, tailored trousers, and a crisp polo shirt. Functionality is also paramount, as movement and comfort are crucial for the hours you spend on the course, so a new generation of sharp golf gear is merging performance with elevated style — the perfect gifting, as much as for updating one’s own kit.

Cobra Golf LTDx Fairway

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Top ranked by Golf Digest, the Cobra Golf LTDx Fairway is the brand’s second coming of the LTD drivers the brand launched back in 2015. The evolution of its PWR-COR Technology positions a substantial amount of weight low and forward, for faster ball speed and reduced spin. ($370)

Footjoy Premier Series Tarlow

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Performance and traction is key when it comes to your footwear on the green, but that doesn’t mean your golf shoes can’t look good. These blue and white beauties are a bit of a spin on the classic brogue, and they’re offered with 2-year waterproof warranty protection. ($300)

TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 Golf Edition

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On the list of tech gadgets to improve your golf game, the TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition is hands-down one of the more impressive. The device logs maps to tens of thousands of golf courses around the world, and can both log scores and provide distance to pin in real time. It can track your first drive off each hole, and even has a magnetic ball marker built into the clasp. ($2,650)

Manors Golf Look

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Love it or hate it, style will always be a part of the golf scene. If you’re fishing for a new look, Manor Golf’s 2022 Classic Collection covers all of the bases, from sweaters and vests, to polos and slacks. (Polo $108, Cardigan $250, Corduroy Trousers $190)

Michael Kors Men’s Dune Sunglasses

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It’s a safe bet that it’ll be sunny out there at one point or another. A classic pair of shades with a hint of blue (to match the shoes) are an easy choice. ($216)

Flower Power Tour Glove

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It doesn’t take long to burn through a pair of gloves, and this simple option from Pins & Aces will get the job done for a relatively modest price if entry. ($15)

Sounder Driver Head Cover

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Yep, driver covers can be made fashionable as well — the same way one chooses the aftermarket wheels for their car, or the more aesthetically pleasing knife block for their kitchen counter. ($57)

Boss Water-Repellent Twill Shorts

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A good pair of athletic shorts go a long way — something that keeps you cool and dry, and something with the necessary stretch to move with you when it’s time for that big swing. Don’t worry, BOSS has you covered. ($198)

Quiet Golf Hat

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Capping things off, a comfy snapback to keep the sun out of your eyes will do the trick. Quiet Golf’s playful sportswear offers up plenty of options, with varying shades of clever irony. ($50)