In honor of National Golf Day, I wanted to do a deep-dive into a sport that is near and dear to nearly 60 million people around the world. When you talk about golf, it always evokes the same imagery – an immaculately green lawn on a clear summer’s day, clean-cut men and women walking to and fro, wheeling and dealing with clients and business partners. Somewhere in the distance is a flash of argyle, a man polishing a silver trophy, and most importantly, a clubhouse sitting on the edge of the green.
Golf didn’t originate in the United States, but it has somehow managed to worm its way into American culture like no other sport. This, in my opinion, is largely due to its storied history and iconic look. Golf was born on the windswept coasts of Scotland. Played on links, 19th century gentlemen would wear knickers (a kind of short pant worn with high socks) and thick jackets to protect them from the cold ocean wind. These were usually made of warm tweed fabric, which paired nicely with touches of Scottish tartan and argyle, both of which remain a staple of golf style to this day.
A gentlemen’s sport from inception, Golfers are always in search of a fine balance between comfort and style. No other aspect of the game emphasizes this concept better than the clubhouse. Clubhouses are as intrinsic to the sport as putter and the grass. They are inviting places, warm with the promise of a cool drink and a respite from the sun. Due to their sophisticated roots, clubhouses generally feature comfortable furniture in high-end fabrics, dark wood, polished silver accents, and upscale traditional décor.
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