Regardless of your short game ability, there’s no reason you can’t be world class when it comes to the shorts you wear. To help you achieve that status, we’re highlighting three apparel companies who are stand-outs in the shorts department: Bonobos for their fit options, Puma Golf for their array of colors, and TravisMathew for their variety. Regardless of which brand aligns best with your style, all three feature amazing performance fabrics that help keep you comfortable on the course.
Bonobos helps golfers dial in their fit by offering both odd and even waist sizes, plus two lengths. While the 8” length may be favored by players of a shorter stature, they’re also good for guys who want to show off that extra leg work they’ve been putting in at the gym. For me at 5’-10”, the 10” inseam sits slightly above the knee – just how I like it.
Bonobos golf shorts also feature a nifty slide snap closure and four embroidered eyelets, a/k/a air holes, for keeping your personals ventilated. Shown above is the Highland Tour in Maple Bark, the Justin Rose Highland Tour in Soda Lake (with rose print pocket lining) and Lightweight in Heather Khaki.
Puma Jackpot Golf Shorts 2.0 give golfers a plethora of color options (13 at last check) to help boost their style game. Whether for mobility on the course or a little extra give after a big post round meal, I love the stretch waistband – with logo gription elements.
Another cool feature of the Jackpot 2.0 is the ‘Enjoy Golf’ button and fly label. And if you aren’t into colors like Blue Glow and Ocean Depths above, but still want the look and performance of the Jackpot 2.0, Puma also offers basic colors like High Rise.
If you love choices, you’ll be impressed with the huge selection of shorts that TravisMathew offers. Not only is there a variety of amazing fabrics but also several groovy prints like the Flip Flop above. A top seller, the Beck shorts (black) feature a unique fabric blend that keeps them wrinkle free and quick drying.
My personal favorite for the dog days of summer are the ultra-lightweight Starnes with micro-ripstop construction fabric that’s both super soft and durable. Versatile styling along with fabrics that blend performance and comfort make TravisMathew shorts great for golf and daily life.