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Bad Birdie Golf Polos Review

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Bad Birdie golf polos are hand-sewn in Los Angeles, California and are by far one of the most outgoing style expressions in golf.


Being a part of agolf website often leads to some interesting review opportunities.  Maybe it’s some crazy contraption that’s supposed to be a training aid.  Or maybe it’s a wild putter that’s going to revolutionize the golf industry.  The possibilities are seemingly limitless.  You know what?  That’s probably my favorite part about doing this whole thing.  Sometimes you get to happen upon some outrageously fun stuff that puts a smile on your face and refreshes your spirit for the game.

This is exactly what happened when I first spoke with Bad Birdie.  I had never heard of the brand prior, but that first trip to the website both cracked me up and caught my attention.  Bad Birdie’s polos are far from traditional but make a fun and expressive statement on and off the golf course.


As long as you get the fit right, Bad Birdie‘s polos perform great on the course.  I’ll cover fit in depth later, but the athletic fit will be restrictive if you don’t get the correct size.

In the correct size, the Bad Birdie polos are very lightweight and comfortable through a round of golf.  Fortunately, I haven’t noticed any odor issues, so I’ll assume this technology is doing a good job.  Between that lighter weight and the moisture-wicking fabric, I stayed nice and dry with plenty of breathability.

Style & Fit

To say that Bad Birdie golf polos ooze style would be a massive understatement.  Of course, I’ve read enough golf forums and played with enough random people to know that the term “style” is  subjective, and the Bad Birdie style isn’t going to be for everyone.  The prints are bold and the patterns are reminiscent of the late ’80s/early ’90s.  I like to think that if I had these polos back in the day, I would have fit right in at Bayside, and Kelly Kapowski would have been impressed.  If you’re looking to break the mold and make a statement, Bad Birdie has you totally covered.

The fit is geared more toward a slender athletic fit.  If you have wider shoulders you may want to go a size up.  This will also give you added length for a more comfortable tuck in.  That jump in size can often leave you swimming in a lot of extra shirt, but that’s not the case here.  A small detail that impressed me was the “rigidity” in the button portion of the shirt.  This part of of the shirt is very structured which keeps you looking crisp throughout your round.


I personally like to approach golf a little more lightheartedly, and I enjoy brands that try to do the same.  While Bad Birdie may not be everyone’s cup of tea, there are a lot of players in the younger generation that will find the vibe appealing.  Bad Birdie claims, “Stories of increased net worth, free beers, and less shanks have been reported after golfers have worn a Bad Birdie polo.”  I’m dying to put this claim to the test and see if it comes true.

Bill Bush
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  1. Jim Rosteck

    Can you tell me a little more about fit? I normally wear a large or in between medium and large. The Badbirdie size chart seems to lead me to a small.

    • I can really only echo my comments in the style and fit section. I’m not familiar with their sizing chart. If you’re a medium normally, I’d be hard pressed to imagine a situation where going down to a small in these shirts would make sense.

      Good luck!

    • How was the fit? I’m 6’3 190 lbs and have been looking for a slender/slim fit golf polo where I’m not swimming in the sleeves. I typically by large everything.

  2. Carol Bietsch

    How about some for gals :>)

    • Russ Posey

      I normally wear 2x but even the 3x is too tight. I’m 6 “ 4’ and weigh 235 lbs with a 49 inch chest. Other golf polo shirts fit great on me in 2x. Definitely buy one size up.

  3. jeanette verrill

    i bought a shirt for my husband for christmas. the shirt was too small. i wanted to exchange the shirt for a larger for a larger size, didnt want a refund and was told since i bought the shirt in late oct, that they couldnt give me a refund nor an exchange. sounds like penny pinching to me!

  4. I love the Bad Birdie design however I am not an athletic fit. In any major brand golf shirt I wear an XL and I am comfortable. I have purchased shirts from BadBirdie two separate occasions sizing up in the first occasion as recommend by the website and the shirt did not fit. I was very disappointed and attempted to purchased a 3XL to see if that fit and to my surprise it did not. I hope they can update their sizing soon on the website.

  5. Tom Lakin

    Sizing definitely an issue. I typically wear an XL in every major line of golf polos. The XXL in Bad Birdie is too tight. To my knowledge, they don’t offer XXXL. Not sure why they size their shirts as they do. Makes no sense to me. Like their stuff – just can’t wear it.

  6. Larry Brouillette

    I wore a beautiful bad birdie golf shirt in Aruba. The compliments I received were phenomenal. I told people from around the world where to purchase. I live in Scottsdale. Love my hat and will purchase others.

  7. You definitely have an issue with the sizing for the women’s shirts. I’m 5’4 and 128 pounds and the large was tight on me but the arm holes on the sleeveless shirt are massive. The whole side of my bra was exposed. Whoever’s designing these for women needs a reality check. I had two girlfriends, try them as well and they didn’t fit them either.

  8. Bad birdie would be great if they actually fulfilled their orders. Gotten the complete run around from this company for weeks, only for them to refund an order they’d never even shipped.

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