3 California Golf Brands
You Need To Know

If you covet the effortless style and casual chic of the left coast, you'll want to get to know these top California brands who will keep you looking laid back both on and off the course. 

LinkSoul

More of a philosophy than a brand, LinkSoul aims to reconnect golfers with the soul of the game and with themselves. This Southern California company creates wearable looks that easily make the transition from the green to a night on the town. Dressed up or down, you'll know you're wearing the epitome of California cool. 

 

 

TravisMathew

The TravisMathew brand, based in Surf City USA (AKA Huntington Beach, CA) pushes the limits of performance wear with apparel that looks and feels casual but keeps you comfortable even in the toughest conditions.

With every design, the TravisMathew team focuses on fabrications that offer the performance characteristics you expect from golf apparel in silhouettes that fit in just about anywhere. TravisMathew is about the versatility a great outfit can provide, because in California you don't always have time to change before the next party. 

 

 


Johnie-O

You have to go to the office every once in a while, even in California. Johnnie-O marries the style of preppy business casual with clean California cool. Looks from Johnnie-O are polished enough for a round with clients and relaxed enough for an impromptu bonfire on the beach. This brand really makes it easy to immerse yourself in the West Cost lifestyle you've always wanted. 

 

 

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Weekend Warrior

You work a long, hard week and the weekend is your chance to relax and hit a few.  The stakes are low: it could be a few bucks or even a cold beer on the line, but you still want to make the best of it.  Don’t wear the same polo you throw on every Saturday.  People notice that kind of thing.

You don't have to fill your whole closet with golf clothes, but if you have five solid outfits that you can mix and match you won't be wearing the same thing every time you meet up with you golf buddies. Next thing you know, they'll be asking "Where did you get that shirt?" instead of "When was the last time you washed that?"  




 



Charity Golfer

You only play golf a couple times a year, but you want to make sure those rounds count! You might think you can get away with wearing the free polo from the annual charity event, but the fact is it looks cheap and it isn't comfortable. 

If you want to impress your fellow players but need some advice on what to wear, look for things that you would also wear in a social setting.  Find a polo that works on the course but also looks slick with your favorite jeans.  Find shorts that will fit in on the course, but will also be comfortable when you're doing yardwork or even at the pool. Whatever you choose, don’t get caught in the free polo again!






Club Goer

You're the guy that's at the club for dice or cards in the evening plus golf at least three days a week.  You more than anyone really need to keep up with the trends in golf apparel.  Look around and see what other people at the club are wearing, or  watch some of the guys on tour to see what’s hot this season.  You definitely need to have golf apparel for every season, too.  Find a section of the closet and put the current season's apparel there.  For summer,  stick with the lighter colors and materials for polos, and lighter material shorts that will keep you cool until you duck into the 19th hole. 

 


 
Down here in Florida you may think that our biggest threats are gators on the golf course. Sometimes the biggest threat is the one you know, but choose to ignore- the SUN. Throughout the summer months when the sun is especially strong, golfers need to protect themselves from both the harmful UV rays and the heat. This requires an element of planning and preparation.
We love the warmth the sun provides and the outdoor activities that go with it, but nursing a sunburn after a great game is miserable. A nice golden brown tan can be sexy, but we all know the studies which show that too much sun can cause skin cancer and premature aging (enter Tan Mom). And for guys that enjoy golf, beach volleyball, kayaking and driving around with the top down, this becomes a big issue. So we have learned that sun protection is a must! Here are some essentials to help you stay stylish and protected throughout the summer season.

A Good Hat

Although the traditional baseball style cap is great, this summer you may want to think about trying a bucket or fedora style for a little added protection for your head and especially the tops of your ears.

Sunglasses

The need for proper eyewear on the course is just obvious. Apart from preventing the little squinty lines around your eyes, we at Short Par 4 feel pretty confidant that if you can see your game, you will play better.



Arm Sleeve

These have yet to catch on here in the States like they have in Asia, but they are great for sun protection and helping regulate your body’s temperature. The plain white sleeves are a great place to start, but you can also get expressive with your style by purchasing sleeves in a variety of colors and designs. Think of them like socks, but for your arms.

Sunblock

This is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. We recommend using SPF-30 to be protected for your whole round. It is tough to remember for guys, but try to make it part up your warm up routine. Apply it about 15 – 20 minutes before you tee off, so it has time to absorb into your skin. A little bit of planning be(fore!) will mean your hands are not greasy on the first tee. Don’t forget to add sunscreen to your ankles if you’re wearing shorts on sunny days, and avoid those nasty sock tan lines!

Polos are our favorite shirts because they're so versatile -- on the course and off, they're the all-occasion top that makes any man look sharp. These are a few of our favorite ways to make a polo work anywhere.

 

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February 16, 2015

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LIVE IN STYLE: ADIDAS TRAVEL CAPSULE COLLECTION

Adidas Golf is once again proving they are an industry tastemaker and style guru by designing the Travel Capsule Apparel Collection. Showing us how to dress smarter, they created the ultimate collection of golf apparel that can double as everyday pieces gifting golfers everywhere with a multifunctional and versatile wardrobe.

Adidas Golf graciously shows us (thank goodness) how to compose a polished travel wardrobe with JUST seven pieces that can be effortlessly replicated.

Here’s how they did it:
Modeling this collection after a fun variation of the traditional monochromatic trend, Adidas Golf uses a complementary color palette in various hues of the same color as the foundation of the wardrobe to create a wide array of combinations with the staple pieces. Then, by adding a vibrant pop of color to the outfit via accessories, an even broader and interesting range of stylish combinations are created within the assemblage! Adidas Golf uses various shades of grey as staple pieces that, when coupled with the key pieces in teal, execute their intended sleek look with plenty of personality.

Here’s how you do it:
Creating your own travel collection is simple and fun! First, find a color you feel comfortable in for your staple pieces. Of course, there are no limits and any color (in various hues) can be used for the staple pieces…think Rickie Fowler’s orange or opt for a more mild, but classic black and white combination. Then, splurge on a few key pieces in various colors to create more variety in your outfit assemblage and that are lockstep with your style. Remember, the key pieces can be anything – a hat or belt, shoes or glove, or maybe if you really go for it, your sunglasses.

Of course with all the options out there make it a point to find pieces that are high quality but low maintenance, such as lightweight, performance fabrics to easily transition from that long flight, to drinks with your buddies, to, you know, that round on the golf course. Whew, dressing for golf and life has never been so easy!

If you’re still unsure where to start or need some inspiration, give our SP4 box a try and let us give you a hand picking out some new pieces for your collection. Of course, as with the rest of the box, if you don’t like the color, style, fabric or pattern, feel free to send it back at absolutely no cost to you.

Get Started today!

Adidas Golf is once again proving they are an industry tastemaker and style guru by designing the Travel Capsule Apparel Collection. Showing us how to dress smarter, they created the ultimate collection of golf apparel that can double as everyday pieces gifting golfers everywhere with a multifunctional and versatile wardrobe. Adidas Golf graciously shows us (thank goodness) how to compose a polished travel wardrobe with JUST seven pieces that can be effortlessly replicated.

Here's how they did it: Modeling this collection after a fun variation of the traditional monochromatic trend, Adidas Golf uses a complementary color palette in various hues of the same color as the foundation of the wardrobe to create a wide array of combinations with the staple pieces. Then, by adding a vibrant pop of color to the outfit via accessories, an even broader and interesting range of stylish combinations are created within the assemblage! Adidas Golf uses various shades of grey as staple pieces that, when coupled with the key pieces in teal, execute their intended sleek look with plenty of personality.

Here's how you do it: Creating your own travel collection is simple and fun! First, find a color you feel comfortable in for your staple pieces. Of course, there are no limits and any color (in various hues) can be used for the staple pieces...think Rickie Fowler's orange or opt for a more mild, but classic black and white combination. Then, splurge on a few key pieces in various colors to create more variety in your outfit assemblage and that are lockstep with your style. Remember, the key pieces can be anything - a hat or belt, shoes or glove, or maybe if you really go for it, your sunglasses. Of course with all the options out there make it a point to find pieces that are high quality but low maintenance, such as lightweight, performance fabrics to easily transition from that long flight, to drinks with your buddies, to, you know, that round on the golf course. Whew, dressing for golf and life has never been so easy!

If you're still unsure where to start or need some inspiration, give our SP4 box a try and let us give you a hand picking out some new pieces for your collection. Of course, as with the rest of the box, if you don't like the color, style, fabric or pattern, feel free to send it back at absolutely no cost to you. Get started today!

You know what they say, you can never have too many hats...Or maybe that's just our philosophy. While it is unlikely your hat will improve your golf game, we fully believe that is an important element in showcasing your personality and style out on the course.

Hats are serious business - they can be a "lucky" accessory, add a pop of color to an otherwise stale outfit, or as THAT staple you never leave home without. With a plethora of designs, styles, and colors, it is impossible to go wrong when selecting your signature cap.

Here are a few of our favorites:

TravisMathew: Any pick from their hat collection is a great choice. With such a broad selection, TravisMathew offers a plethora of options that can pull together any ensemble.

Linksoul: Again, there's no way to go wrong here! The Linksoul hat collection is versatile and ranges from trucker hats to visors providing options for any occasion.

Nike: Of course, what other brand screams committed golfer? Comfortable, fitting, and iconic, these golf hats bring out the inner athlete in all of us.

We know we barely made a dent describing all golf hats available, so tell us, what are your favorites? And on that note, since there are an overwhelming number of options, let us help you choose! Get started today and transform your on-course style with the SP4 Box. Just remember no matter your style, your hat is like icing on the cake!

Short Par 4 has experienced a lucrative and exciting season, and to celebrate, we have a special holiday treat for golfers - the SP4 Holiday Box! Packed with more than $400 of the hottest golf brands for only $200, the SP4 Holiday Box is the most thoughtful, caring, and personal gift for those special golfers in your life. Individually hand crafted, each SP4 Holiday Box consists of an assortment of the latest golf brands and accessories based on the unique style and size of the recipient. And that's not all - a variety of stocking stuffers, such as tees, golf balls, divot markers, and gloves are included as an extra special surprise! Acting as a personal wardrobe caddie, Short Par 4 delivers golf apparel straight to the recipient's door. Included in this holiday package are free shipping, easy exchanges, and guaranteed 50% off the hottest brands! So whether it's your father, father-in-law, grandpa, brother, uncle, golf partner, boss, colleague, neighbor, or friend, gift the golfer in your life by ordering the SP4 Holiday Box today. Order by December 12th to ensure delivery by Christmas. And as always, we offer an SP4 Box year round for our members. Check out how it works and spend more time on the course, not your closet!