Golf Apparel Fit Guide

Find The Best Fit In The Best Brands

TGW carries the latest golf apparel from top brands like adidas, NIKE, Puma, Under Armour and many more. With a large selection of golf shirts, golf pants and shorts along with outerwear, it’s our goal to make choosing easier than ever. We’ve put together this golf apparel fit guide because we know not every brand and size is created the exact same. There’s also a variety of terms you hear to describe fit such as regular, tailored and athletic. A regular or traditional fit is the golf shirt you’re used to: a regular fit across the chest, standard sleeve length and body length as well as standard waist width. A tailored fit is cut for a more athletic look featuring a smaller chest measurement and shorter, slimmer sleeves. The shorter body length and slimmer waist width provide a more trim look. By measuring, trying on and testing out our apparel, we’re able to bring you an honest assessment so you can find the right fit of golf apparel for your game. You can even see how the brands we measured stack up in our size comparison chart at the bottom of the page.


adidas Men's climachill Solid Club Polo on Model

The adidas climachill Solid Club golf polo features cool ventilation, shown on model for fit.

adidas Men's ClimaLite Stretch 3-Stripes Pant on Model

adidas ClimaLite Strech 3-Stripes golf pants look at home on and off the golf course with a true to size fit.

adidas is known around the world as a brand made for athletes. Standing the test of time, the consistency adidas puts into each product shows with their golf apparel. The golf shirts we tested out are made with lightweight material, made to be comfortable and breathable in the middle of performance. Each shirt fit consistent from piece to piece with little variation among the same size. With adidas, if you wear a large, you’ll feel confident knowing you’re a large with this brand. These adidas golf polos fall down the body with a full cut and plenty of room in the torso so they look great tucked in or left out. The length across the shoulders and down the sleeves fits true to measurement and allows for a full range of motion with the full cut torso. The outerwear piece, a partial zip pullover, we tried out fit much the same as the shirts. It’s a consistent, full cut through the body, however the sleeves are a bit longer with adidas than the traditional length. Meanwhile, the golf shorts and pants fit a little more snug in the waist. You wouldn’t need to order a size up and they do loosen up with a little wear, but the initial fit is a little closer to the body. The shorts fall just above the knee for a traditional fit you would see on the golf course. The golf pants we tried on ran a little tighter through the thighs and become baggier below the knee with a true-to-size length. adidas offers a true to size fit across their brand and all styles for confident shopping with this brand.


NIKE Men's Victory Solid Polo

The NIKE Victory Solid golf polo looks and fits athletic, shown on our model to compare fit.

NIKE Ladies Tournament Pants

The NIKE Tournament golf pants represent the fit of women's golf pants from NIKE.

NIKE brings their unique vision to golf apparel with an athletic design and fit. We found that NIKE has a wider range of measurements within their same sizes. Depending on the piece or collection you’re selecting from, you may find yourself between sizes more with NIKE than other brands. Our model noted that the golf shirts feature lightweight, stretchable performance material with an overall trimmer cut. The sleeves are a little shorter and the chest and shoulders featured a closer-cut fit. Slimmer through the sides and down the torso, this fit is definitely, as NIKE says, for the modern athlete. The golf pants our model tried on were true to size in the waist with some stretch for added mobility. The legs were a consistent, straight fit, not tapered or tighter in the thighs. Overall, NIKE’s fit is an athletic, trimmer cut in which you may find yourself wanting to size up based on your preferred fit on the golf course with some great styles and comfort.


Oakley Men's OHydrolix Elemental 2.0 Polo on Model

Check out the fit of Oakley OHydrolix Elemental 2.0 golf polo, loaded with comfort technology.

As a company, Oakley has a reputation of being anything but conventional. Why should they be any different on the golf course? Tune into the PGA Tour during any given tournament and you’re likely to see Bubba Watson, one of the biggest personalities on Tour, and his signature style thanks to Oakley golf apparel. Oakley offers something for everyone with traditional solid colors, bolder stripes or totally unique print patterns. Every golfer can find their style with this brand. At TGW, we carry a variety of Oakley golf shirts that feature O Hydrolix moisture management for dry comfort, UV resistant to block harmful rays as well as stretch performance for a full range of motion. We measured up Oakley’s golf shirts to give our golfers a better idea of how this brand fits. When you compare the size chart of Oakley, you notice right away that their golf shirts are made with a very similar cut to many of the top brands. On model, these shirts have a full cut through the chest and down the body as well as across the shoulders. This creates a true to size fit that any golfer can be comfortable in. The stretch fabric performs great, giving you that full range of motion as you swing a golf club and helps create that true to size fit. You can confidently order an Oakley golf shirt in the size you’re used to and enjoy the fit you’ll get.


Oxford Golf Men's Irwin Solid Polo on Model

Our model shows the fit of the Oxford Golf Irwin Solid golf polo.

Oxford Golf Women's Waverly Skort on Model

See how Oxford Golf skorts fit with this model video of the Oxford Golf Waverly skort.

Oxford Golf is known for personifying the tradition and sophistication of the game of golf. Their golf apparel is made to reflect that image, with comfort, performance and image in mind. The polos our model tried on featured a generous cut that was fuller across the chest and down the torso to a slightly longer body length that looks great tucked in. The sleeves were longer with wider openings, providing plenty of room to move around, especially when swinging a golf club. The golf shorts and pants we tried continued that traditional feel. The shorts had a shorter overall length, falling above the knee. Both the shorts and the pants fit very true to size in the waist, but do not have elastic. Overall, these pieces don’t feature the same performance stretch that an athletic brand might include. However, the legs are a bit wider, providing plenty of room to move, just like the polos. The women’s apparel we tried out ran large, so you may find yourself sizing down with this brand. Oxford ensures you have plenty of room to move around with these pieces so if you’re a fan of a looser, maybe even baggier fit, you’ll enjoy this fit. If you prefer golf apparel with generous room and traditional style that you can truly play in, we recommend trying Oxford.


Puma Golf Apparel

When you think of Puma golf apparel, bright colors and cutting edge design most likely come to mind. They’ve been making bold statements on the golf course thanks to a young star like Rickie Fowler. Maybe you’ve thought about adding some Puma style to your golf wardrobe. They’ve recently updated the fit of their golf shirts with what they’ve named their Performance Fit. What you get is a wider fit in the shoulders and across the chest with longer sleeves and wider sleeve openings. This ensures maximum comfort and complete freedom of movement during play. Puma’s updated fit also ensures a consistent fit across all styles, cutting down on variation of measurements and making shopping easier. If you’ve been thinking about trying Puma golf apparel, now’s the perfect time with consistent fit in every style and more room to perform your best on the golf course.


Tehama Men's Ricky Long Sleeve Performance Windshirt

Find the right outerwear fit with our model wearing the Tehama Ricky Long Sleeve Performance golf windshirt.

Tehama Ladies Incredible Short Sleeve Polo on Model

Tehama is exclusive to TGW and you can see how it fits with the Tehama Incredible Short Sleeve golf polo.

Tehama golf apparel is exclusive to TGW with classic looks and modern performance for the golf course. The Tehama series of polos offer a true to size fit that includes a full cut across the chest and shoulders with room down the torso. Performance material is designed to keep you comfortable as it moves with you, maintaining room and range of motion throughout the golf swing. The golf shorts feature a traditional length right above the knee and the same performance stretch material that moves as you move. They’re designed to fit true to size in the waist with some added stretch for extra comfort. With Tehama, you’ll get traditional-looking golf apparel that fits true to size so you can be confident and comfortable when choosing your traditional size.

Under Armour

Under Armour Ladies CGI Links Pants on Model

Shop for Under Armour golf pants confidently with this fit profile of the Under Armour CGI Links pants.

Under Armour Ladies Zinger 1/4 Zip Pullover on Model

Get the right fit for your outer layer with our model video for the Under Armour Zinger 1/4 Zip golf pullover.

Under Armour is another great option for bringing athletic designs to the golf course. Performance material is at the forefront of everything UA does and golf is no exception. Their golf shirts are made with stretchy material that helps manage moisture. The measurements we took are a trimmer fit when compared to other brands. You may not need to order a full size up, but you may find a thinner cut through the chest and shoulders and down the sides. The sizing can also vary from different collections that Under Armour labels loose, fitted and compression. Compression fits next to the skin as a base layer. Fitted is a slimmer, athletic cut that eliminates extra fabric but offers mobility. The loose cut is a full, more traditional design that offers range of motion with more breathability. The Under Armour shirts we tried out were made for athletic wear with mobile, breathable fabric to help you play your best. The pants and shorts are a little more traditional fitting with a classic style and modern comfort. The fit is very true to size and consistent from style to style in both men’s and women’s apparel. You may find Under Armour pants and shorts to fit right with the size you normally wear with some added mobility. While the Under Armour brand fits true to size, pay close attention as Under Armour labels their apparel as athletic fit or loose fit to get the size and cut you prefer.

Men’s Fit Comparsion (based on size Large)
Brand Chest Sleeve Length Back Length
adidas 46 21 30 1/2
FootJoy 46 21 31
Greg Norman 46-48 21-22 31
NIKE 44-46 19-20 29-31
Puma 46-48 20 30.
Tehama 46-48 20-21 28 1/2-30
Under Armour 44-46 19 1/2-20 1/2 29-30