England's Danny Willett recently scored his 4th European Tour victory at the Dubai Desert Classic. His fiercely competitive temperament was a key factor in securing victory in the searing heat, but Willett still managed to keep things cool and relaxed on the fashion side all week.
In fact, while his putter was red hot and his driving was true, with the help of Callaway apparel, Willett gave a masterclass of how to achieve an elegant contemporary look. Here's our take at Function18 on how he did it.
Style your golfing outfits from sole to collar
For days one and four, Willett chose what has become his signature look - pure white trousers with a bright blue or navy polo. With his slender but muscular frame, Willett is perfect for this look, but it is often overlooked by everyday golfers. If you try it out, take a cue from Danny and go for white shoes and a white belt to complete the contrast between lower and upper body. A two-colour look will always work best.
Willett wasn't afraid to strike out with bolder colours of Callaway golf clothing. Friday's pink and navy blue combination was perfectly judged (the pink was to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Day). The fabric on Willett's pink polo also provided him with the kind of stretch and moisture control required in desert conditions, and suited his athletic swing.
Willett's Callaway golf clothing on day three was a testament to restraint, featuring black tailored trousers, a dark brown belt and - the centrepiece - a black and grey combination polo shirt from the 2016 Callaway range. The fit of Willett's top was tight enough to showcase his winter gym work, while its two tone design provided extra visual appeal. It was the look of a player who was in control of his game and wasn't about to throw anything away.
Bring together fashion and golf with Callaway golf clothing
Players like Danny Willett show the way that fashion and golf have fused in recent years. Danny doesn't simply dress to look good - the fabrics used by his Callaway golf clothing also provide comfort and perspiration management properties that help his game. In a sport where a moment of lost concentration can ruin the chances of victory, comfort isn't a luxury.
Both Callaway and Willett understand this, and it's a lesson that any amateur can learn from as well. The full Callaway clothing collection is available here at Function18