Belt and buckle bling

Drop a hint - and not your trousers - this Christmas

Bob Warters's picture
Wed, 24 Nov 2010

Belt and buckle bling

One of the best tips we can get from a PGA pro is to swing the golf club in a way that your belt buckle ends up pointing at the target in generating a proper hip turn. Watch any Tour pro and notice how they finish their swing balance with the buckle facing forward.

Tour pros also use the buckle as bling to express their personality.

Take Ross Fisher, for example. Previously the shy former Wentworth apprentice, now a confident young father who hits the ball a mile and is the darling of mums and dads everywhere who want to see their offspring being well behaved on the course, just like him.

Asked recently about his distinctive 'Fish' belt he revealed: "I was staying at Lake Nona and met Bobby the Belt who was designing belts at the time for G-Mac (Graeme McDowell). I told him I was kind of known as 'The Fish' on Tour so he designed me a belt then and there in the restaurant. I think it looks pretty cool."

Here's some other golf belts you may wish to drop a hints about this Christmas: 

Druh Belts and Buckles (from £89)

Stylish, yet funky 'db’ buckles come in a range of brushed nickel and gold, smart enamel or sparkling diamante. Created using leather (£89) or snakeskin (£159) they're available traditional black, brown and blue, eye-catching orange, pink and turquoise. Worn by John Daly, Paul McGinley, Ronan Keating and many others.

Mizuno MRB Webbing belt ( around £30)

Box packed and featuring soft weave webbing in an assortment of colours. Signature Mizuno RunBird embossed metal buckle in brushed satin. For those of us whose waistlines tend to change with the weath, one size fits all.

Brown and black Trophy belts by adidas (from £24.99)

Brush metal adidas triple stripe buckle. Provides the perfect fashionable divider between stylish golf shirt and smart golf trousers. Adjustable fit for utmost comfort on and off the golf course. Available now at american golf.

Ping Atoll belt (29.99) white or black

Available in white or balck Golf belts like the Ping Atoll belt is designed specifically with golf trousers or shorts but it's equally acceptable  when smart dress is necessary. 

Ian Poulter Design buckles (from £17.99) 

From Ian's own IJP Collection Spring/Summer range, these IJP enamel buckles are suitable for all IJP Design detachable leather belts and look great when you mix and match. Ian wears them on Tour and has helped enormously to promote his distinctive design worldwide.

Galvin Green Warrick belt (£54.95)

This one-size adjustable golf belt can be cut to fit your waist size Has a large buckle featuring the Galvin Green logo and is available in chilli red or black.

Nike Contemporary Debossed belt (£30)

Has a pebbled leather strap (1.25 in wide) with stitch edge and sleek monochrome buckle with signature Swoosh trademark. Belt available in various colours; recommended to order two inches larger than your actual waist size.