Each year the look of golf for the rest of the season is pretty well established by who wears what at the Crosby. The prestigious atmosphere of the Pebble Beach, Cypress Point and Monterey courses and the uncertainties of the Monterey Peninsula's weather cause pro and amateur alike to give unusual care to the selection of each day's apparel. This year's favorite solution to the vagaries of the weather, as shown on the following pages, was a layered look—as many as three sweaters piled over a turtleneck, a basic of apparel that golfers have borrowed from skiers. When the weather warms up, off comes a layer. Golfing colors are more conservative than they used to be. Slacks are trimmed down, and the favorite shoe is a saddle oxford. When the weather warms up—as it will this week at the Masters—the turtleneck will be replaced by a lisle-knit open-collar shirt. The favored warmup sweater will be a cashmere cardigan or an alpaca pullover like the one worn by Bobby Nichols at right.
At Pebble Beach, Actor Bob Sterling lines up a putt, wearing a navy Shetland sweater. Others in his foursome are Pro Jim Ferree in a white cashmere pullover, Harvie Ward Jr. in a red cashmere cardigan and PGA Champion Bobby Nichols in a wide-V-design alpaca. Ramsay Underwood (above) tees off in a white pullover trimmed in navy.
Those vivid golf slacks that bagged and flopped in the breeze and had such superfluous details as high waist-bands, ball pockets and towel loops, have gone the way of the bell-sleeved cardigan. At the upper left, Amateur John Winnett, on the 16th tee at Cypress Point, wears cuffless fawn-colored corduroy with a tweed cap, navy cashmere pullover and yellow turtleneck. Arnold Palmer (at left), in a rare tweed hat, teams a bright red V-neck alpaca pullover with well-cut tan gabardine slacks. The threesome above on the first tee at Cypress is a study in subdued tones: Amateurs Charles de Bretteville and General Bernard Schriever in gray flannel slacks and Gardner Dickinson Jr., as conservative as Ben Hogan, in black, white and gray.
Black, white and gray—bankers' colors—have been adopted by golfers, who have abandoned the wild hues of the past. New Zealander Bob Charles (right) is as somberly clothed as Zorro in a black turtleneck, black cashmere V-neck sweater, black slacks and black shoes.
Ken Venturi, always conservative, wears his familiar white cap, a gray cashmere cardigan and gray slacks. His amateur partner, San Francisco Disc Jockey Jim Lange, shows by his checked pants, black shirt, white sweater and shoes that black and white can also be jazzy.
The golfer's turtleneck pullover, as seen at the Crosby, comes in several different models. Pro Bob Harrison (upper left) wears one of lightweight wool made by Lacoste. Amateur Bobby Knowles (above) wears a cable-knit Shetland and teams it with a tweed hat. And Amateur Thomas J. Davis Jr. (left) is up to his chin in a high turtleneck under a gray cashmere shirt. All three golfers wear gray flannel slacks and dark shoes.