Callaway’s Tour Authentic Collection offers an air of sophistication and elegance that is rarely seen in the golf fashion world these days. Designed for the elite player, it brings together luxurious fabrics, top-shelf craftsmanship, and cutting-edge innovation.
For Fall 2018, the Tour Authentic Collection features a rich autumnal color palette of dark reds, forest greens, navy blues, and purples. In addition to the new hues, Callaway has added several new items to the mix, including polos and layering pieces for the cooler months.
Every great golf apparel collection starts with a range of polos and Callaway answers the call with nine styles in the Fall 2018 Tour Authentic Collection. The standouts in the collection are the Merino wool polos available in short and long sleeve options. Merino is nature’s performance fabric with the ability to naturally regulate body temperature. In cooler conditions, Merino provides warmth and insulation. As temperatures rise, it provides breathability and helps to wick moisture. Callaway takes Merino’s performance capabilities a step further in the Tour Authentic Collection. By blending it with nylon and polyester, the material resists wrinkles and provides more stretch.
While short sleeve polos are often the centerpieces of golfers’ outfits, long sleeve polos are often overlooked. By offering a long sleeve polo in a Merino wool blend, Callaway gives golfers a stylish alternative to the unsophisticated ‘base layer and short sleeve polo combination’ for cooler months. Callaway’s long sleeve polo also transitions well. The heathered texture, sleek structured collar, and dress cuffs with alloy buttons present a refined and polished look on the course or in the office.
When an extra layer is needed, the Tour Authentic Quilted Puffer Jacket is a stylish and trendy option. Wearing a puffer jacket on the course was a laughable idea a few years ago, but thanks to advancements in insulation and fabric technologies, these jackets are now necessities for cold weather rounds. Such is the case with Callaway’s version. The front and back of the jacket are filled with a lightweight duck down, which provides warmth to the core of the body without added bulk. The knit sleeves are crafted from a luxurious Cashmere/Merino blend for maximum range of motion. The ribbed cuffs, hems, and collar help to store body heat while providing additional stretch for optimal performance. Adding to the style of the jacket are quilted channels shaped in the form of chevrons—a subtle nod to Callaway’s logo.
Rounding out the collection is a range of knitwear consisting of classic ¼-zips and V-necks. Both styles are made from luxurious long staple double thread Mongolian Cashmere, which is said to be the finest grade in Cashmere. The ¼-zip also includes a four-way stretch windstopper lining for an extra barrier against cool fall breezes and brisk winter winds.
Look for Callaway’s exclusive curated Tour Authentic Collection online at www.callawayapparel.com/tour-authentic/ and at leading golf and country clubs around the world including Medinah, Whistling Straits, Riviera, St. Andrews, Carnoustie and more.
Greg Monteforte is the Founder of GolfThreads, a website dedicated to golf fashion. Cargo shorts, untucked neon polos, backwards baseball hats and rounds that take more than 3-1/2 hours are among his pet peeves. When he is not tracking the latest golf fashion trends, Greg tortures himself by watching his dysfunctional Washington Redskins.