I like when new companies come along and bring a fresh new style and look to the golf apparel industry. The crew over at Turtle Creek Apparel have stepped into the game with that mission in mind. Turtle Creek Apparel isn’t a “new” company as it has been around since 1995. But it never really caught traction until 2010, when Aaron Ferguson purchased the company with the hopes of making it a global golf brand. (Fun Fact: Aaron’s twin brother Cameron Ferguson caddied for Seve Ballesteros in the 1998 US Masters.) Aaron is originally from Australia, but has since moved to the US where he has launched their United States and Canada branches to go along with their Australian branch.
From Turtle Creek:
We are customer focused and will continuously improve the quality, look, feel and image of our garments, exceeding customer expectations and providing them with the highest value. We are innovative and leaders in design, seeking to help golfers and non-golfers alike. We are committed to continuously improving our brand and product to improve our competitive position.
Now that you have a little background on Turtle Creek and what they are all about, let’s get into the review and testing of the apparel on and off the course.
I love the quote that Turtle Creek used on their website.
Like a fine wine, this polo also gets better with age!
Well I haven’t had the polos long enough to say whether or not these are like a Chteau La Mondotte Saint-Emilion 1996 (Yes that’s a wine $582 a bottle), but I can tell you they look great for the short time I have had them. They come in several color options that all look stylish and modern, including Navy, Black, Yellow, Blue, Pink and Purple. They have a three button placket that I like, which makes the polo look a bit longer and adds some style. The sleeves are a bit longer than a standard polo, approximately 29 inches from shoulder to hem, which is another feature that makes this polo stand apart from others. The stitching on the polos appears quality as there was no lose stitches etc.
It is able to accommodate many different functions and activities from the links to a casual setting and even paired with the right shoes and pants it can be dress casual and useful for work or pleasure.
The Turtle Creek shirts are a cotton jersey polo that are 100% cotton and machine washable. The shirts are extremely comfortable and the jersey cotton is soft. Even with the longer sleeves you can move freely while wearing them. I had a buddy of mine try one on and he said is was one of the most comfortable polos he had worn. Needless to say he tried taking mine to no avail. Not much else to say in this category expect that they are quality made, good feeling polos.
Performance in golf apparel is extremely important. What good is it if you look great on the course in a snazzy outfit, but you can’t move to hit the golf ball? I was pleased with how the Turtle Creek polos performed on the course and range. The Cotton fabric was breathable and allowed a decent amount of airflow to keep me cool on a hot day. The day I took these out on the course it was about 92 degrees and a bit humid. As you know, cotton isn’t always the best option for a hot and humid day. The polos did quite well for the conditions, but I might recommend a non cotton shirt for those super hot and humid days.
I was able to move freely through my swing with no issues at all. With such a soft feeling polo you really don’t even notice it when you step up to the tee.
The crew at Turtle Creek have put together a very nice golf shirt. With the 100% jersey cotton you can maneuver well, feel extremely comfortable and look great while doing so. I would recommend this shirt for every type of golfer from the weekend warrior to the hard core professional. And with the ability to walk right off the course and into a nice dining facility is always a plus.
If you have tried out the Turtle Creek Apparel make sure to leave your rating below. Also, if you would like to get more information on Turtle Creek Apparel or to purchase their polos click HERE.