Nike Enemies of the Course Collection

Nike Enemies of the Course Collection Goes to War with Golf Style Establishment Nike Enemies of the Course. That’s the name for Nike’s new collection, and it throws a...

Nike Enemies of the Course Collection Goes to War with Golf Style Establishment

Nike Enemies of the Course. That’s the name for Nike’s new collection, and it throws a brick through the front window of the golf establishment. We need more bricks!

Currently Nike and Puma are the only large market share companies that are making any waves in golf style. Puma has for a very long time been in the game of making fashion statements, being a small-trend setter, but they did that through monochromatic assaults on your eyes, not by designing clothing that was cool enough to wear to a bar or a party. The high-tops and joggers was a step in the right direction of current and universal fashion trend, but that didn’t even become available to the public for some time after Rickie Fowler debuted them, and their overall clothing selection is still pretty safe.

Nike, however, is making entire lines of golf clothing that pushes the boundaries of traditional golf attire. That’s a good thing because, let’s face it, the majority of golfers have little to no style.”Golf style” is not a thing . . . well, it may be a thing, but it’s not a good thing. Isn’t anybody else tired of the solid polo and flat-front pants uniform? Are we trying to start a golf army? I, for one, don’t want to look like every other guy down the line at the range, and Nike is making a concerted effort to appeal not only to golfers, but to a wider group of people who might not have ever picked up a club.

Thorbjorn Olesen Nike Enemies of the Course

So, all of you out there who didn’t like Rickie’s high-tops or joggers, who didn’t like the Nike Fly Knit Chukkas, and who rolled your eyes at the new Jordan Trainer ST golf shoes, pipe down and drink your Ensure. Nike is appealing to a younger audience, and golf needs youth to survive.

What Do We Like?

Nike worked with artist Michelle Morin to come up with their flora and fauna design and the Nike Course Enemies Graphic Golf Polo is the pièce de résistance of Morin’s work with Nike.

NIKE NG-ENMY Graphic Polo ($70)

Nike NG-ENMY Graphic Polo

BENEFITS

  • Dri-FIT fabric helps keep you dry and comfortable
  • Stretch fabric provides natural range of motion

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Fold-over collar and five-button placket
  • Fabric: Dri-FIT 90% polyester/10% spandex
  • Machine wash
  • Imported

Nike NG-ENMY Fleece ($90)

The safest and most classic design from the collection is the Nike ENMY Fleece. It has a more modern cut to it, but it’s still a cardigan, and anyone of any age can get behind that. Also, as far as price goes, $90 for a quality cardigan these days isn’t that bad.

Nike NG-ENMY Fleece Cardigan

BENEFITS

  • Dri-FIT fabric helps keep you dry and comfortable
  • V-neck and button front for classic cardigan style
  • Super-soft fabric for warmth and a smooth touch
  • Front pouch pockets for small-item storage
  • Stretch fabric for wide range of motion

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Fabric: Dri-FIT 53% lyocell/39% polyester/8% spandex
  • Machine wash
  • Imported

Nike NG-ENMY Raglan ($75)

Contrasting the graphic print polo is Nike’s NG-ENMY Raglan polo. It’s simple, but it still has that slight throwback appeal to it.

Nike NG-ENMY Raglan Polo

BENEFITS

  • Dri-FIT fabric helps keep you dry and comfortable
  • Stretch fabric and raglan sleeves for range of motion
  • Breathable fabric enhances airflow

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Standard fit
  • Fabric: Dri-FIT 96% nylon/4% spandex
  • Machine wash
  • Imported

What We Don’t Like

I will stand up and applaud what Nike is trying to do with golf attire, but that is not to say everything they are doing is perfection. There are two things in the Nike Enemies of the Course collection that are hard to support because, one, they look like the abhorrent things my mother dressed me in when I was about 5 years old, and two, they look a little too much like rip-offs of Tyler, The Creator’s Golf Wang clothing line. I’m talking about the hats.

Nike ENMY AW84 ($32)

NGENMY-AW84-CAP-777792_100_A

Nike NG-ENMY ($38)

NGENMY-BUCKET-CAP-777791_100_A

Nope, just can’t do those hats. They have too much “family road trip” written all over them. It wasn’t cool then, and, to me, it’s not cool now.

I know the so-called 90s kids won’t agree with me on this one, but even I have limits. By the way, if you were born in the 90s, you’re not a 90s kid, and you were beyond the years of what was the quintessential 90s style, which is what the Nike Enemies of the Course collection seems to draw its inspiration from . . . just my personal opinion and entirely unrelated. And if you had told me the bucket hat that my brother wore in 1997 would eventually come back into style, I would have laughed at you.

What Do You Think?

Are you willing to wear things like this on the course? Do you think that golf should be trying to reach out to youth and non-golfers? Do you appreciate the attempt from Nike, but it’s just not your cup o’ tea? Let us know!

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