Generally, when we talk tees, we’re referring to the ones you stick in the ground… but not today. Because in life and in golf, you are one of two types of dude: a crewneck dude or a V-neck dude. Crewneckers can be effortlessly polished or conservatively square, while v-neckers range from rakish to straight-up raunchy. You usually traverse one spectrum or the other, but rarely both. So which side are you on?
Stick to the Safe Side
A crewneck is circular and fits close to the neck, like a solid grip around the neck of your driver. The equally solid crew-wearing crew is comprised of nice guys—the kind of guys who pull up a chair for you at the clubhouse and scoop you in their golf carts when it starts to drizzle. Guys who look like they could star in toothpaste commercials, but actually have very important office jobs at major corporations, you know? The thing is, unless a crewnecker is of the irritatingly stylish variety – you’ll know him by his rolled-up jeans, name-brand shoes, and movie star scowl – he can be a little uptight. By choosing a crew neck, you’re opting for a classic… but a little scandal on the green never hurt anybody, did it?
Or Dare to Bare... Chest Hair
A V-neck is, of course, V-shaped, like a gaggle of wild birdies in flight. The v-neck gang hangs out behind the clubhouse smoking, teasing caddies, and stealing golf carts for joyrides. These guys probably have important jobs, too… but you’d guess they live on the course for all their talk of golf game glory. One of them probably has an eagle tattooed on his partially exposed chest, for heaven’s sake. The worst of them are all exposed clavicles and no substance: just a bunch of gym rats and overgrown hoodlums. No sense in letting a few tacky apples spoil the whole bunch, though. If you can get past the rough-and-tough exterior, you can find some real gems in this cadre. Just dare to bare with care.