When I went looking it was for a warmer jacket with enough give that when hitting a golf ball it doesn't pull. Most golf jackets for sale are either lighter weight or are pullovers. My husband has difficulty with pullovers since his backward reach is stiff due to arthritis, so he wanted a zip up jacket. LLBean had a jacket that would work and for once he is wearing his gift, surprise!
The second jacket is a surprise gift in January from my husband to me. We went out golfing one morning and it was 60F about but the cold wind cut through my clothing. I made it part of the round but was shivering so bad, I asked, please, can I get a jacket?
We were playing golf at Cocoa Beach Country Club and the clubhouse had a sale on jackets and one fit me! The cost was very low but it was a lifesaver.
When considering buying a golf jacket, some things to think about include:
- buying a size larger than normal so that your golf swing doesn't catch, the added air space also often provides a warm air layer
- buying a jacket with a hoodie. A hood allows protection from the rain and wind. Wind is frequent on golf courses in winter, even if only from the movement of driving the golf cart. Not all golf carts have windows.
- Zip closing allows your golf shirt with the required collar to show. It's easier for those with arthritis.
- jacket weight for Florida weather is light to medium weight, with windbreak is nicer
- location to buy, online makes difficult to find easier while golf club shops often offer golf clothing with discounts and logos
- color that blends with the surroundings make it easier to avoid scaring the wildlife
- plan for rain, it comes anytime