What is the difference between golf shirts and polo shirts?

Posted October 19, 2012

While golf shirts and polo shirts are similar, there are subtle but very important differences between the two. Read below for more information on the difference between golf shirts and polo shirts.

Golf Shirts
A golf shirt has a double-stitched collar with points meant to lay flat, loose double-stitched sleeve cuffs, and often a left breast pocket. Golf shirts are usually made of a 50/50 cotton/polyester blend or 100% polyester for maximum moisture-wicking capability, pulling sweat away from the skin and into the outer layer of the shirt to evaporate.

Polo Shirts
A polo shirt features a soft welted collar and cuffs, with the collar meant to be turned up as needed to keep sun off the wearer’s neck, a slightly longer tail to keep the shirt tucked into pants, and no breast pocket. While many polo shirts are made from polyester or cotton/poly blends, others are 100% cotton, appropriate for indoor wear.

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