Spending a Day at the Open: What to Wear, What to Bring & Where to Eat

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This year, golf’s oldest championship is returning to St Andrews. Here at Woodhouse, we’re pretty excited to see the event coming back to St Andrews – a course which in its 28 Opens has produced winners who’re the best of their generation.

So, who will be holding the Claret Jug this year? There are several British and Irish golfers who are in with a shot – from last year’s winner Rory McIlroy to Lee Westwood.

If you’re lucky enough to have tickets for the 144th Open, here’s everything you need to know.

What to wear

We’ve compiled five key looks from some of the best golf fashion brands – featuring BOSS Green, Lyle & Scott and more.

Style #1

Bright and white

Featured above: Hackett Tip Logo White & Navy Slim Fit Pique Polo Shirt, Hackett Dusty Blue Twill Chino Shorts and Lyle & Scott Vintage Teviot Suede Claret Jug Trainers

For a hot summer’s day, this look is perfect. Featuring striking trainers from the golf heritage brand, Lyle & Scott, and a classic polo shirt from Hackett, this look is ideal for a day watching some of the world’s greatest players.

Style #2Boss and adidas

Featured above: BOSS Green Paddy Violet Pique Polo Shirt, BOSS Green Leeman1-w Light Blue Slim Fit Stretch Cotton Trousers and Adidas Originals 72 Vin Blue Red and White Trainers

This sporty look is ideal for watching the 156 competitors battle it out on the green – featuring a bright and bold BOSS Green polo shirt and a pair Adidas Originals Trainers.

Style #3checks and chinos

Featured above: Hackett Red & White Bright Gingham Check Slim Fit Shirt, BOSS Green Leeman 1 Navy Stretch Cotton Slim Fit Trousers and Lyle and Scot Stone Brack Suede Chukka Boots

For a more formal look, try this classic style – featuring a Hackett gingham shirt and Lyle & Scott chukka boots.

Style #4Lyle and scott polo, trainers and shorts
Featured above: Lyle & Scott Grey Marl Tartan Tipped Pique Polo Shirt, Barbour Putty Neuston Houndstooth Shorts and Lyle & Scott Solid Grey Halket Poplin Tartan Quarter Pumps
With a tartan trim, this Lyle & Scott polo shirt adds a Scottish twist to the look – completed by tartan print Lyle & Scott trainers, perfect for a day in St Andrews.

Style #5style 5

Featured above: Lyle & Scott New Navy Stylised Tartan Crew Neck T-Shirt, Hackett Sand Kensington Twill Chino Trousers and BOSS Green Lighter Influence Navy Trainers

For a day soaking up the sun, this casual stylised tartan t-shirt, chinos and BOSS Green trainers are a great combination – adding a splash of colour to the classic golf style.

What to bring

The Open Acessories

Featured above: BOSS Green Masio Perforated Navy Messenger Bag, BOSS Green White Baseball Cap and Barbour Navy Waxed Sports Cap.
Get everything you need for a hot (hopefully) day on the golf green. Above, we’ve got a BOSS Green messenger bag, ideal for a day on the move, a sporty baseball cap from BOSS Green and a sports cap in Barbour’s classic waxed cotton twill.
Browse our accessories to find more handy extras for a day at the Open.

Where to eat

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After a long day at the Open, you’ll be in need of some refreshment. Here are five great places to eat – from fine dining to pub food.

The Glass House Restaurant
As the name suggests, this restaurant is in a beautiful glass building – complete with mezzanine level. Inside, you’ll find an appetising menu of stone-baked pizzas, all made with high quality fresh produce.

The Adamson
A firm favourite with golfers, this city-centre restaurant serves everything from steak to seafood, all in a contemporary setting.

The Seafood Restaurant

Watch the waves crashing onto the beach at this glass-walled seafood restaurant, serving fresh, seasonal produce and a great range of gins, whiskeys and local beers.

Central

Nearby the St Andrews golf course, this pub serves all the British pub food classics you’d expect.

Golf Place

As the name suggests, this is golf-themed pub – and just a 30 second walk from St Andrews Old Course golf course.


 

The 144th Open looks set to be an exciting event. Get yourself kitted out and take a look at the full BOSS Green, Lyle & Scott, Barbour and Hackett collections.

Who do you think will be lifting the claret jug this year? Share your predictions below.

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