A Gentleman's Shirt
When I was asked to do a review of some golf shirts from Martin Golf I was quite thrilled. I had heard through various contacts in the U.S. nothing but praise for Rick Martin’s high quality pima cotton shirts.
Rick Martin has been a prominent figure in the golf industry for years. The founder Fairway & Greene he later sold F&G and launched Martin Golf Apparel in 2011. Most golfers in Canada may not know of Martin Golf apparel yet but if you frequent private golf courses in the U.S. Martin Golf’s Collection are available exclusively through green grass distribution. So keep an eye out when your in the States.
The two shirts I got to review were the:
Solid Lisle Polo –Orchid
Palma Stripe Lisle – Lapis
Look and Feel
I’ve had the privilege to review and test out many golf shirts. The Martin shirts where one of the softest golf shirt I’ve worn to date, I’d compare it to a pima cotton blend golf shirt from the GMAC line by Kartel that I’d reviewed last year. These Martin shirts were of that same high quality.
I normally don’t wear 100% cotton golf shirts and usually edge more towards performance-tech fabrics but I was really impressed at the comfort of the Martin shirts.
I definitely liked the look of the Solid Lisle Polo better than the stripe. The Orchid color went perfect with a nice pair of black or dark grey shorts. I’m not a huge striped shirt guy so the Palma Stripe Lisle came in second. If your more a Davis Love III type the Palma is right up your alley.
A word of caution about sizing with Martin Golf Shirts. Normally I take a large in most shirts but a large in a Martin shirt was a bit roomier. I tend to only dry my golf shirts for a few minutes and have experience no shrinkage with the 100% pima cotton shorts. Whether they shrink down to perfect size remains to be seen. So it’s best to try on for the perfect fit.
A very classic fitting golf shirt, Rick Martin’s slogan for his company is “Timeless as the game.” These shirts will definitely stand the test of time and your golf buddies will be impressed when you hit the tee wearing a Martin shirt too.