Golfing is both a sport and a refined art. As such, it’s imperative to be on top of all the latest trends not only for the sake of your game but also for respect in your social circles. This year has seen some pretty exciting trends; some picked off from last year and some new.
From a sportsman’s perspective, there’s always something better every year in terms of equipment. 2020 is no exception with new technology golf clubs and a general adaptation of golfing to the current technological wave. Some of this year’s golf trends are more social and revolve around the golf course stuff like fashion and even music.
Over 107 million Americans in 2018 played, read, or watched golf. It shows how invested people are in golf trends.
If you’re unfamiliar with golf trends, here are some more recent trends that you should be aware of.
Music on the Golf Course
Who’d have thought that we’d be bumping to our favorite tunes while swinging our golf clubs? Playing music while golfing will become prominent this year, especially now that many youngsters are embracing the sport.
It’s a tactic some golf resorts have embraced to attract the attention of young golfers. Of course, you shouldn’t expect loud booming music on the fairway; that will completely throw you off your game. That’s why this trend could have some difficulty going forward to accommodate different music tastes.
Classical or calmer music, however, can be something the veteran golfers appreciate. Also, it’s far less outlandish than the upbeat, blaring music the younger generation often prefers.
So get ready for some tunes the next time you tee off.
New Golf Apparel
Of course, a list of golf trends won’t be complete without mentioning fashion. The fashion trend this year is clothing that’s sharp, modern, and functional.
For instance, shirts that help with elbow swing and pants that help maintain the correct posture.
Breathable wear has been the norm for a couple of years and is likely to stay for a while.
Since most people love golfing in summer, it’s the ideal time to whip out your snazzy summer threads. Remember not to get carried away on the fashion aspect and forget about the game.
Plus, don’t forget golf wear etiquette, or you’ll be the laughing stock of the entire course.
Healthier Lifestyle for Golfers
Golf isn’t a sport that’s very much associated with healthy diets. That’s because unlike other intensive sports, golf doesn’t involve a lot of physical exertion. However, many golfers are embracing a healthier diet to give them an edge over their rivals.
This healthy diet choice isn’t restricted to your home. Expect an array of healthy drinks in your local golf resort. Think along the lines of healthy vegan smoothies, artisanal coffee, and the likes.
In other words, you might want to forget the usual golf club hotdog this year.
Three Hole Tournaments
In 2020, three-hole to nine-hole tournaments are steadily gaining traction in the golfing community. It’s an alternative to the usual 20/20 gaming format, which is lengthy and even tiring for some.
These short tournaments can take no longer than three hours.
This is great for busy people who are rushing to work or some other place after the game.
Beginners can also try their hand at golf without fear of embarrassing themselves in the long game.
Increased Social and Corporation Adaptability
For most people, golf is more than just a sport, it’s also a way to socialize or advance business agendas. Golf resorts and clubs are aware of this and are making their establishments more conducive for businesses and social groups.
Golf clubs are tailoring tournaments for business teams to compete against each other. These clubs are also incorporating other fun activities for college clubs and families.
Popular golf clubs have a knack for switching up their style to fit their clients’ wishes.
In 2020, adapting the golf resort to business and social groups has worked in favor of golf clubs. It has also made golf less intimidating for people willing to take up the sport but is scared to do so.
More Technology in Golf
Technology has also crept its way into golf with the latest tech innovations.
For instance, streaming live events, music, and golf information on golf carts is now the norm, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Nowadays, there’s a hands-free push cart that will carry your golfing stuff all across the court. On the software side, there are tons of golfing apps to help you up your game.
Not to mention, there are tons of golf mobile games to keep you occupied while you wait for your turn.
The notion that golf is rigid to technology has been overturned over the past decade. Now more than ever, golf is embracing technology for a better overall golfing experience and making learning golf easier.
These Golf Trends Have You Set for 2020
These are some of the hottest golf trends you should expect this year. Tell your golfing buddies all about them, so they aren’t left out. Also, keep your eyes peeled for next year’s golfing trends, so you’re always on top of your game.
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