Women's Golf Style

How to dress for golf, according to your cool grandma

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March 26, 2024

You’re Diane Keaton in “Something’s Gotta Give” (but golfing). You’re Meryl Streep in “It’s Complicated” (but golfing). You’re Jane Fonda in “Grace & Frankie” (actually, we’re pretty sure she knows how to swing a club). The “coastal chic grandma” trend, as it is known, is all about lightness: breezy fabrics, nature-forward neutrals, soft floral micro-prints and cozy fits. Stylish, effortless and comfortable, this trend shares many of the values of golf and golf fashion. You want to be able to move without restriction, feel comfortable and confident (and beautiful!) in your clothes, and only wear pieces you love that don’t distract from your game.

To show you how to take this trend to the course, we reached out to one of the coolest golfers we know, Tricia Clark, co-host of The Golf Locker Room Podcast and grandma to three little golfers-to-be, who, when we spoke at the end of the summer, was fresh off hosting her first golf clinic to the ladies of Netflix’s “Selling Tampa.”

“I’m a glam grandma, a golf grandma,” Clark says. (In fact, her grand-kiddos call her ‘GG.’) “I feel like your style should represent your personality and your mindset. Your game and style should embody you. I dress to show I belong. I came here to win. I came here to have fun, and that’s it. I’m powerful.”

As a woman—and a woman of color—on the golf course, Clark is no stranger to the judgment and stereotypes that she, and so many women players, often face from male counterparts. In addition to gamesmanship and skill, she also relies on style to prove small-minded players wrong.

“A woman playing golf, it’s almost an anomaly,” she says. “When you’re seen on the course, it’s an expectation that you don’t know how to play, or you’re going to hold up the course, or you’re out here trying to be cute. I tell folks, ‘cute is for puppies.’ I come to win, so that’s what I reflect in my clothes.”

Clark achieves this by dressing in accordance to the rules of the course, without ever sacrificing a sense of power or beauty. In a tournament, she’ll wear bold, Tiger Woods-style red. On her signature hoop-earrings-and-visor look, her philosophy is simple: “I’m feminine. I love the woman I am, so I exude that.”

“Golf is a game of confidence,” Clark says. “Your golf style has to show your personality. If you look good, you feel good.”