Spring is here. Longer days and warmer weather leave golfers anxious to knock the rust off their swing by slapping some balls around outside. And right on schedule, The Masters golf tournament is upon us. Close your eyes and you can almost see the picturesque scenery of Augusta and hear Jim Nantz’s iconic voice narrating the action. In other words, it’s time to get out and tee off. Check out the roundup below for your best choices on the clubs, clothes and accessories that can help you look great and dominate the fairways this year.
TaylorMade M2 Driver, $399
TaylorMade has done it again with their new M2, which is both long and forgiving off the tee. With its new design, the M2 launches flatter, lower spin tee shots that can really carry, while an increased sweet spot offers ample forgiveness. Throw in a lower price point than their renowned M1 edition and the M2 is an excellent driver for golfers of all skill levels—perfect for hitting TaylorMade’s Tour Preferred Golf Ball ($48/dozen), a super-soft ball that’ll get you from tee to green with (relative) ease.
Cobra KING F6 Irons, $799
Just what you need: distance, forgiveness, feel and control. This progressive set optimizes the performance of each iron—thanks to four different heads based on the loft of the club and three different types of grooves on the face of the club. Stash them, the M2 Driver and the KING F6 Fairway (their longest and most forgiving fairway wood yet, $239) in the Cobra KING Stand Bag (a lightweight, fully equipped golf bag, $200) and you’re good to go.
Bushnell Tour V4 Slope, $399
This rangefinder is both faster and smaller than its predecessor, making it super easy to get distances to the pin. But what really makes this rangefinder special is the ability to turn the slope function on and off. This feature allows you to find accurate distances that are adjusted to the slope of the course—while complying with USGA rules.
Ecco Men’s Speed Hybrid, $180
Meet a high-performance golf shoe masquerading as a vintage sneaker. Treated with Ecco’s Hydromax, the all-leather upper is waterproof. The outsole, constructed with their E-DTS hybrid technology, keeps you stable throughout your swing. And thanks to their style, the Speed Hybrids will make you look really good, even if your golf game doesn’t.
Stance Fusion Links Collection, $12 to $20
Since debuting its inaugural golf collection last year, Stance has quickly made a name for itself on the course. Their newest collection combines the zany looks they are known for with a sock that performs really well. Stance’s Triniti technology includes traction control, moisture wicking, and added cushioning, adding up to an insanely comfortable, stable, cool-looking sock.
Oakley Mainlink PRIZM Golf, $170
Oakley once again proves they are the go-to choice for sports eyewear. These shades combine Oakley’s PRIZM lense technology with a frame that looks good on and off the course. They also happen to be super lightweight and comfortable with enhanced grip for optimal performance.
59 Belts Hybrid Collection, $100 to $230
Adding to their exotic belt buckle collection 59 has rolled out a full line of funky belt straps including crocodile, alligator, calf, ostrich, lizard and python. Bonus! For a limited time during Masters week, they are offering a special discount for Made Man readers. The promo code “mademan” gets you 20 percent off everything on the site except the limited edition Masters package.
Adidas Ultimate Short, $65 to $75
Not satisfied with traditional golf shorts, Adidas set out to create a pair that would transform the industry. The Ultimate Short is just that. It offers a stretch waistband for comfort and grips that keep your shirt tucked in even when you’re swinging for the greens. These shorts are also moisture wicking, water resistant, insanely lightweight and comfortable. #FreetheKnee
Lululemon Chip Shot Polo, $88
Constructed with Lulu’s patented Silverescent technology, this polo wicks sweat and fights odor-causing bacteria that could have you smelling up the clubhouse. It’s also engineered with four-way stretch fabric and mesh on the back of the shoulders and lower back for ventilation. Feel great, look great, play great. (In theory.)
Puma Monolite Golf Pants, $85
Made with stretch Drycell moisture-wicking fabric, these pants are as lightweight and comfortable as they come. They also have plenty of pockets to hold tees, balls and cards, plus an SPF of 50+ to protect you from the sun. If you want to look like Rickie Fowler, these pants are the way to go. As for playing like him, well, that’s on you.
Galvin Green Aston Jacket, $460
When bad weather rolls in, there’s no better companion than this Green jacket, constructed of fully waterproof Gore-Tex Paclite fabric. It’s also lightweight and stretchy, so as not to affect your swing, with enough ventilation to keep you as cool as you are dry. Oh and the signature Galvin Green logo on the sleeve ensures you’ll be playing with serious style.