2020 Callaway Golf Apparel Review

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The 2020 apparel lineup from Callaway Golf offers a full array of shirts, bottoms and outerwear utilizing Callaway’s Opti-Shield,” Opti-Stretch,” and Opti-Dri™ technologies.

Introduction

I have always felt that looking good out on the course sets the stage for a positive round of golf.  Feel good, play good.  The 2020 Callaway apparel line not only helps you look good, it moves, protects, and keeps you dry during your round.

Style

The 2020 Callaway apparel line is subtle and understated.  Solids, simple patterns, and some basic stripping keep it classic and clean.  Patterns are very small and subtle, adding just a hint of accent color. There are a wide range of classic colors and styles that coordinate through pants, shirts, outerwear, and accessories.

Since I lived in Florida, Callaway sent me “Florida-ish” color schemes.  A set of white, coral, gray, and heather blue arrived at my central Florida home.  My favorite combination of the lot, was the coral Birdseye polo, heather blue shorts, and gray dawn Swing Tech Cooling+ 1/4 zip pullover.  I felt good and actually did play very well, carding at smooth 78 for the day.

Fit

Personal fit can be a tricky thing.  “Athletic Fit,” and “Performance Fit,” seem to be very popular in the major clothing apparel brands, such as Nike and PUMA.  Sometimes those words can be intimidating if you do not necessarily have an “athletic” or “performance” body build.  All the 2020 Callaway shirts and shorts are Tour Performance fit, providing a classic golf fit.  I was pleased.  Just right for me.

On a warm Florida day, the Opti-Stretch™ and Opti-Dri™ technologies got put to the test.  I felt like I had great range of motion.  Sleeve lengths are slightly longer to aide in ease of motion.  Shoulder turns were uninhibited, and I was able to take full turns without restriction.  Waist and legs had free movement and were very comfortable through the entire round.

Performance

For cool mornings, the Swing Tech Cooling+ 1/4 zip pullover really came in handy.  Lightweight fabrics that move with you body and provide that bit of comfort you need as the temperature rises.   I like the 1/4 zip styling in my jackets and pullovers.  There’s plenty of room in the arms and through the chest allowing full turns and big swings.

There are a lot of “Techno-this” and “Ultra-that” fabrics and sometimes you get numbed to all the jargon.  When I saw the Opti tags on all the Callaway apparel, I was skeptical, but I went with it and was pleasantly surprised.

Opti-Stretch™
Yep, it works.  Plenty of movement and uninhibited motion throughout the round.  Waistband and legs stretch and give with your golf swing.

Opti-Dri™
As someone who sweats a lot, this is a very welcome technology, especially as a golfer that frequently plays in hot, humid climates.

Opti-Shield™
A technology that I personally take for granted, but have recently become more aware of.  Protection from the sun is ever important.  Fabrics that provide Upf15 sun protection are a bonus for any golfer and an added benefit to the Callaway apparel line.

Conclusion

This was my first time wearing Callaway apparel.  I was pleasantly surprised.  The fit was spot on and the fabrics are comfortable and of high quality.  Callaway’s Opti Technology comes through in all three areas: comfort (Opti-Stretch™), moisture protection (Opti-Dri™), and sun protection (Opti-Shield™).  Overall, it’s a solid, well performing line.

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Michael Feland

Born in Houston, TX, raised in New Orleans, LA, Mike and his family currently live in Orlando, FL. Mike is a First Tee Level 1 Certified instructor and enjoys sharing his love for the game with the Orlando area youth that participate in The First Tee of Central Florida program.

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