Any golfer will tell you that a bad day on the golf course is better than a good day at the office. But bad or good, one should look stylish when swinging an iron. Thankfully, the days of loud printed pants and ridiculous knickers (on grown men, for crying out loud!) are long gone. Because unless you’re John Daly, the average Joe really can’t – and shouldn’t - get away with such flamboyantly flashy apparel (see photos).
Fortunately, today’s golf clothing – for both men and women - is snazzy without being showy. Golfers now can be just as fashionable on the fairway, as they are at the 19th hole.
The following are the top A.C. shops for you to hit a hole in one – at least when it comes to trendy golfing apparel and accessories - so you can look chichi like Chi Chi or tony like Tiger.
Pro Shop at Atlantic City Country Club
Did you know that the golf terms “birdie” and “eagle” were coined right here in our own backyard at the Atlantic City Country Club? And that guys including Arnold Palmer celebrate their birthdays there? Or that its greens have been graced by notables as varied as Bob Hope, Babe Didrickson Zaharias, Michael Phelps and Alice Cooper? Prestige and history aside, it also has a slammin’ first class 1,800-square-foot pro shop that’s stocked with the latest men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and equipment from top lines such as Fairway & Greene, Greg Norman, Carnoustie, Ralph Lauren, Footjoy and EP Pro. They also carry logoed apparel embedded with their tremendously well-known “bell” logo. Golf historians also can pick up a copy of William E. Kelly’s Birth of the Birdie ($75) here. And look for a juniors’ line of apparel called Garb this June.
Hugo Boss at The Shoppes at the Water Club
Hugo Boss’ BOSS Green label is all about trendy sportswear and fashionably functional golf apparel (in fact their spring/summer ’13 ad campaign features German golf pro Martin Kaymer). The line is sleek and modern and the innovative design on the more technical pieces has intelligent features to maximize your golf performance. Men will find golf shirts, jackets, caps and visors that are suitable for both on and off the course.
Top Drawer at The Waterfront Shops at Harrah’s
Men who shop here already know that Top Drawer carries numerous big-name apparel and accessory brands. But they may not be aware that they also carry a choice selection of golf apparel by Zero Restriction. Packed with impressive scientific know-how such as Motion-Tuned Technology Swing Free Design, WINDSTOPPER® fabrics, Rain Play System and 290-X (which promotes flexibility, balance, circulation and recovery), you’ll find superior golf shirts, vests and jackets for the 18 holes.
Wolf Fine Jewelers at The Pier Shops at Caesars
Made with lightweight Titanium (because you don’t want to slow down your swing after dropping six Bens on your new high-tech driver), the Citizen Titanium Eco-Drive Golf Watch is designed for comfort when you’re playing a round (and for when you’re playing around!). The watch crown is located on the left-hand side of the dial so as to not rub the back of your hand and interfere with your swing. Other design features on this cool timepiece include a polyurethane strap and a fun dimply golf ball motif across the black dial.
Nike Factory Outlet at Tanger Outlet
Golf apparel for the guys can be found here at least 30 percent off regular prices. Plus, Nike Factory Outlet is usually having great in-store promotions and sales to give you even better discounts. Look for golf pants, polos and shorts in both colorful solids and stripes.
The Big Deal:
Old Navy at Tanger Outlet
With summer just a few weeks away, it’s time to stock up on T-shirts for the beach, Boardwalk, camping or just about any casual and sporty activity. So hit up Old Navy at Tanger Outlet where tees for the whole family start at only $5.99. This deal only lasts through May 22.