A round of golf is usually more than just a game. It can be a social networking opportunity, exercise and the mental health boost that the most stressed among us needs. For most people, slipping on the golf gear and heading out to the links is rejuvenating, relaxing and refreshing. No matter where you play golf, on a public course or at a private club, there are some rules for how you can dress. On the other hand, going to a driving range is a more solitary activity, meant for practice, rather than for showing off. Unless you are utilizing a driving range at a private club, there are far less restrictions for dress.
If you are going to a private club, then the rules of clothing and decorum will govern all areas of the club, including the driving range. On a public driving range, however, there are little or even no rules at all. If that is the case, then you should dress for comfort and ease of movement. Of course, no one is saying that you should throw on whatever the heck you find creeping around on the bedroom floor, but you do not have to get your dress whites out of the closet for a trip to the driving range either.
If the weather is hot, then you should make sure that you are dressed to protect yourself from sunburn and overheating first and foremost. Cotton wicks sweat away from your body, keeping you cooler and drier. Cotton is usually soft, comfortable and flexible as well, making it a good choice. For women, make sure that you are wearing a top that can accommodate a good supportive bra, although it seems strange to most people, there is a lot more movement involved in golf. Check to make sure that arm and neck holes are cut well and lay flat so that there is no chafing. Both sexes should make sure that the tops they are wearing are snug enough to not interfere with the swing, but not so tight that they interfere with breathing. In cooler weather conditions, start with a long sleeved top and layer a sweatshirt or light jacket over top of it, keeping in mind the same principles.
For the bottom half, consider your comfort level, and the season. For warmer weather practice sessions, shorts are fine, again keeping in mind the material and fit. Make sure that shorts for either sex are cut long enough to keep the thighs from chafing, with soft, breathable materials. And finally, for shoe wear: make sure that you wear shoes that will protect your feet, provide excellent traction for your safety and also allow your feet to have freedom of movement and breathability.