Boobs and birdies: In search of the perfect golf bra
Ben Wright famously lost his broadcasting job 20 years ago for saying, among other things, that breasts get in the way of the golf swing. “Women,” he said in an interview, “are handicapped by having boobs.”
The bigger the breasts, the bigger the, uh, “handicap!"
"In order to hit the cover off a golf ball I need to swing my arms, rotate my body, move my shoulders. I do not need to be tugging my bra back into position after every drive. The thing needs to stop the bouncing and jouncing and it needs to stay in place and not let the lower third of my ta-tas slip under the band around my chest." ~ Elizabeth Bethel (writer, sociologist, and an enthusiastic golfer)
Large breasts can be a major hindrance to fluid and correct golf swing. The mechanics of a proper golf swing require the upper arms to swing right in front of the chest and large breasts can get in the way of that upper arm motion. Players have two basic options to correct the issue, through attire or correction of the golf swing.
Best Sports Bra for Golfers
The ENELL LITE sport bra is ideal for golf.
- It's made from high-performance, breathable microfibre that transports moisture away from the body, keeping you dry and comfortable.
- The flat, seamless cups provide firm support for the bust – even in larger sizes – and moulds to the body's contours so that it doesn't interfere with your swing.