Golf attire for kids is not much different than golf attire for adults. Children are held to the same standards as adults, whether spectating at tournaments or playing in them. Standard issue is usually khaki pants/shorts and a collared shirt, accompanied by golf shoes (playing) or sneakers (spectating). Learn about what shopping options are out there for outfitting the young golfer in your life.
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Determine what your child is going to be doing at a golf event. Will she be playing or walking around at an event watching? The main difference is there is more leniency if the child is watching verses playing, but overall the attire remains the same. Attire options will also differ depending on the gender of the child.
Look for boy clothes with a "preppy" or clean cut image and design. For boys, the clothing is very simple: khaki material pants/shorts, collared shirt with sleeves, belt and golf shoes/rubber soled sneakers (spectators only). Most stores will carry all these items but the golf shoes on a regular basis simply because this is general wear of boys/men.
Look for girl clothes that are modest and stylish. For girls, skirts or skorts can be added to the standard golf attire. In addition, girls don't necessarily need to wear collared shirt, but it's encouraged. Also, the collared shirt can be with or without sleeves. Some younger girls can even wear collared shirt dresses made from a cotton pique material.
Measure your child's foot to determine golf shoe size. As a spectator, basic rubber sneakers/tennis shoes without spikes or cleats are perfect. If you child does not already own a pair, you can find them at any shoe store that sells athletic shoes. If you child is playing, you should buy them golf shoes. Depending on the age of the child, some tournaments allow sneakers, however it's key for the proper traction on course that the child wear golf shoes. Foot Joy (which is the number shoe in golf), has a solid selection of boys and girls golf shoes (see Resources).
Check out US Kids Golf for a major child golfer. They are the self-proclaimed number one brand in junior golf. They sell clubs, clothes and shoes. This is a good resource to check out if you want one-stop shopping for boys and girls. You can also buy golf shoes through them. US Kids Golf apparel can only be found at Golf Retail shops or Golf Course pro shops. They have an excellent website to purchase items online. Nike Golf has a decent childrens' line, selling clothes and shoes for the junior player. Nike Golf wear will also be found at Golf Retail locations or online (see Resources).
Visit stores like Old Navy, The Children's Place, GAP Kids and J. Crew Crewcuts kids department (see Resources). These popular chains tend to have basic pieces for golf. They are affordable and can be easily used as part of the child's entire wardrobe, making the most out of the investment. They are also located in the majority of shopping centers and easily accessible online.
Tips & Warnings
For additional resources or if none of the clothing stores in your area have golf wear, head to Sporting Good stores. They are a good resource to find youth golf attire. Search for the local Sports Authority, Dick's Sporting Goods or Modell's in your area and inquire about their selection of golf wear for kids. These stores will also sell golf shoes in sizes right for kids.