Maria Fassi isn’t afraid to make a statement on the course, here’s where to get her look
Maria Fassi is perhaps one of the easiest LPGA players to spot. She doesn’t just turn heads because of her strikingly powerful swing, though. The Mexican professional loves to make bold statements with her apparel choices. “I joke about it with the girls on tour sometimes,” said Fassi, “I’ll show up in a neon green outfit, and they’re like ‘Oh, so you’re trying to blend in today?’” Fassi is drawn toward funky patterns, neon colors, and uniquely feminine styles that boost her confidence on and off the course.
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Since spring of 2021, the University of Arkansas alum has worked with female-owned women’s golf clothing brand Tzu Tzu Sport to create her very own bright, youthful, and eye-catching collection. Fassi’s second exclusive line launched in April on tzutzusport.com, and includes even bolder styles than before. Produced in Minneapolis and run by an all-female team, Tzu Tzu Sport's mission is to use colors and patterns to help women look and feel their best on the golf course.
“I genuinely think that when I walk out the door in Tzu Tzu I feel more empowered, because I feel good in what I’m wearing,” Fassi said. “I feel confident with the prints or the colors or the styles that I put on. I definitely think that it helps psychologically—when you dress brighter you feel happier, more excited, and more energized. I definitely think fashion plays a role in the way I feel on the course.”
Fassi’s second collection with Tzu Tzu Sport includes two golf dresses and 12 skorts, all exclusive to her curated line. A new style of skirt—named the “Frida” skort after Fassi’s dog—features a flattering slit on one leg and sporty thick stripes along the hem and side of the leg. The new silhouette comes in a vibrant violet, a neon pink and green combination, and a classic black and white. All of Tzu Tzu’s skirts include a discreet back pocket, perfect for tour-grade yardage books and scorecard holders. Additionally, each piece uses UPF 50 sun protection technology, a vital addition especially for women who play consistently in warm climates.
“When I look for golf apparel, I look for features that make sense ... I always have to have a back pocket, and it’s great that my clothes are sun proof,” said Fassi. “But to be honest, I really do care about the look. I’m able to move freely and be extremely comfortable, while looking cute and feeling good about myself. I really love that my clothes check all those boxes.”
This collection especially is made for women who want to make a splash on the golf course, most notably the “Gato Loco” pattern—a cheetah print with a fluorescent rainbow backdrop. Polka dots also have a large presence in Fassi’s latest drop. The Bailey Navy Dotty skort has a dotted accent trim to add a flair of femininity to the simple colorway.
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“As much as I love to dress in all black in my normal life [outside of golf,] I love to be colorful and bring more of a vibrant feel on the course with the way I dress,” Fassi said.
In addition to the eye-catching styles and prints that Fassi’s line offers to female golfers, it also gives back to the wider golf community. Ten percent of the proceeds from Fassi’s Tzu Tzu collection are donated to the LPGA player’s foundation, the M Fassi Foundation. Fassi’s cousin, Josephina, is mute, deaf, and has brain paralysis, and began to love golf when she watched Fassi compete. The game made an incredibly positive impact on her life, both mentally and physically. Inspired by how much golf was able to improve her cousin’s life, Fassi created “Fassi’s Friends” through her foundation, a monthly golf clinic targeted toward both disabled and full-bodied children to learn the game.