Antigua Royal Golf Polo Review
By mustang6560 on 4/19/11
Reviewed by Nathan J. Trifone, oobgolf contributor

Staying cool on the golf course (both mentally AND physically) is of vital importance if you want to find success. While Antigua can't help you get your mind right, they can help outfit you with comfortable clothing to keep your body temperature at an optimal level.

Antigua may not be as well-known as Adidas or Nike, but they make great quality products that look good and are comfortable.

From Antigua:
With its roots in the golf market, Antigua has built a solid reputation with numerous tournaments and tour professionals. The Antigua Team on Tour consists of several PGA, LPGA, Senior PGA and other nationwide touring professionals. It has become the apparel of choice for numerous PGA, Senior PGA and LPGA tournaments. Antigua is one of a select group of companies invited to participate in the exclusive PGA Retirement Plus Program. The company’s understanding of, and commitment to, the special needs of the golf market has resulted in the development of an event services division within the customer services department. Like everything the company does, the Antigua standard of customer service is developed with an understanding of company’s roots and a clear vision of its future.
I used to wear 100% cotton polos on the golf course because I didn't "know" better. Looking back now that I'm in the know, how foolish I used to be! Golfing in the heat of the day during a Mississippi summer is brutal enough, and if you're not wearing the proper apparel, it's borderline unbearable.

If you still wear cotton on the golf course, it's time to upgrade you're style. And during the process, consider the Antigua Royal golf polo. My only complaint is that Antigua didn't send any of their golf polos in my size (cough, cough, Antigua I wear a medium, cough). So when I put it on, it looked like I was wearing a night shirt.

Antigua sent us a few different shirts in a variety of (larger) sizes so I passed them out in the office for people to try - expect for one, my co-worker Victor simply stole it (and after he put it on, I wouldn't recommend wearing it). But the consensus is they are are super comfortable and definitely help keep you dry. In fact, Victor's exact quote was "I moved furniture all weekend and never once felt damp. It was like wearing a thin silky vest of awesomeness." Now, if I could only figure out why my co-worker would steal a nice golf shirt and then wear it to move(?).

Not all golf shirts are the same. My problem with the "dry-fit" type of golf shirts is they wear out quickly. The Antigua Royal golf polo, however, is made from high quality ultra-lite fabrics that keep you comfortable for many, many rounds of golf. And the Royal golf polo features Antigua's exclusive Desert Dry technology that helps wick moisture away. What's wicking you ask? Basically it means it moves the moisture on your skin to the outside of the shirt to get evaporated. A cotton shirt would just absorb the sweat, causing your shirt to get heavy and stick to your skin, which can limit your range of motion.

All in all, I would recommend you keep in mind Antigua the next time you are considering purchasing a comfortable, breathable golf polo. The Antigua Royal golf polo has a suggested retail price of $65. If you're looking for a high quality, good looking, comfortable golf polo, then Antigua is what you're looking for. Antigua offers a variety of styles and colors, so visit see them all.

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bkuehn1952 says:
I suspect a few of us Oober's are bargain hunters. While the suggested retail price may be $65, it would surprise me if during the "end of season" sales one couldn't pick them up for under $20.

I bought an Antigua long-sleeved windshirt in January for $18. It fits great and gets the job done. I suspect their golf polos are of good quality, too.
Backquak says:
(long whistle)... 65 is alot for a shirt, Hey Antigua, how 'bout an oob discount? buy one get one free?
lcgolfer64 says:
Gotta say I'm with ya on that one, BKuehn.
While I like to not look like like a slob on the course (usually wear slacks and a polo, long sleeves under it if it colder) I just can't see myself throwing down 'full-price' for this year's latest and greatest, [i.e. - stripes changed to thin, black or textured from last year or whatever) when I can put it towards a tee time or something similar, hit the bargain rack and pick up last years model for 1/4 the prices.
lcgolfer64 says:
P.S - I think I'm turning into my frugal father! Aghhh!!
gpickin says:
Costco in California has PGA TOUR polos - dri fit for 14.99 each.
They are just as good as my nike ones, but 1/3 of the price.
I got 3, and then picked up a few more because I liked them so much :)
Torleif Sorenson says:
No, as with musical instruments and family law attorneys, "you get what you pay for." I suspect the extra $$ for the Antigua clothing may VERY well be worth it. I have two of those PGA Tour polos, and one is already starting to come apart.

Nathan, thanks for a great review. 1000 points for you.
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