Clothing & Footwear

Why this is our favourite waterproof

Steven Cookson

22 January 2024

The new year is well underway and it’s the perfect time to get some practice in before the golfing season is upon us.

However, we’ve no doubt if you ask any golfer why they’re not keen on heading out on the course in January, it’s due to the more challenging conditions.

If you’ve ever been caught out on the course in a fierce rainfall, you’ll know how chilling it is to be drenched head-to-foot, and how good the sigh of relief feels when you make it back to the clubhouse to dry yourself off and recuperate.

You’ll be avoiding feeling like a drowned rat when you add the latest golf waterproofs from FootJoy to your wardrobe. They’ll keep you warm, dry, and they’re an absolute joy to wear.




As we’ll all well know, our climate brings its fair share of rain. From slight showers to unrelenting downpours, you can almost guarantee that you’ll get wet playing golf in the wintertime.

Nobody likes being caught in a rainfall, but it won’t disrupt your game or your focus when you’re wearing the latest golf waterproofs. These jackets and trousers feature a waterproof coating that ensures the rain will run down the material rather than seep in and cause any dampness.

Rain may not be your favourite weather for a round of golf, but you won’t get wet when you’re wearing a golf waterproof outfit! Typical rain jackets may keep you dry but the material will become heavy with moisture and slow you down. Golf-specific waterproof jackets are designed to keep you feeling nimble and fluid, especially throughout your swing!




The winter months bring about a lot of turbulent weather, and the wind can be a big deciding factor of which club you take out of the bag when you’re standing on the tee. The wind may influence your ball, but you’ll be perfectly safe from it going through you when you’re garbed in a golf waterproof.

Engineered using Seam-sealed and stretchy material, these garments are light to the touch and help you turn through your golf swing with absolute ease. They’re also have a lot of stopping power when you’re confronted with gusts of wind, so you’ll stay warm and content as you make your way around the course.

In a nutshell, golf waterproofs keep your core feeling warm and secure without being flappy and baggy like a typical raincoat.


Colder temperatures


It goes without saying that there’s a lot less daylight throughout the winter period, leaving us with a shorter timeframe to enjoy our time out on the golf course.

As the darkness creeps in so does the temperature drop, but there’s no need to panic. These golf waterproofs are ideal for layering and they’re easy to wear and remove should you need to put a jumper on to keep your core warm.

These golf waterproofs have stretch properties that allow you to have a freeing sense of movement as you turn your body through your swing. Your movement won’t feel restricted at all even as you layer up on those chilly winter mornings.


Why wear FootJoy?


When you walk into the pro shop, you may initially see a row of different kinds of golf waterproofs and not be able to discern any difference among them. Well, we’d like to take a moment to remind you why FootJoy is the choice of premium golf apparel.

Regularly referred to as the No.1 company for golf shoes, FootJoy apparel is the epitome of quality golf clothing. Ever since the release of the first FootJoy shoe in 1923, FootJoy has experienced recurring success throughout the 20th century, and expanded into glove and clothing manufacturing with the launch of FootJoy’s performance outwear arriving in 1997.

Pioneering game-changing waterproof outerwear tech such as the Sta-Dry Extreme System in 2004, FootJoy knows what it takes to keep you dry. With top-level tour players such as Justin Thomas and Max Homa championing the brand, you just know that FootJoy brings quality. Their latest range of clothing truly lives up to the expectation.


The latest FootJoy golf waterproof


A perfect example of the quality that FootJoy regularly supplies is the HydroTour Waterproof Jacket.

This piece is very easy to wear and remove thanks to the full-length zip that runs from the collar down to the waist. There are zipped side pockets on either side of the waist as well as one on the chest for added convenience.

The jacket features a 3-panel construction that makes it very lightweight and easy to move in for hours at a time. The fabric itself has 4-way stretch, meaning you’ll be able to stretch yourself in any direction. You’ll feel confident to fully commit to your golf swing every time.

Designed to help you quickly find your perfect fit, the HydroTour jacket has adjustable velcro cuffs on the wrists. The collar is comfortable and will ensure no rain falls down your neck.

The HydroTour is available in 3 distinct colours, and we have no doubt you’ll be glad to have it with you when the forecast is predicting rain. If you’re looking for a new golf waterproof and you’re not sure of which one will best benefit you, please pop by and visit us in the pro shop, we’d be happy to help.

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