How to fold a golf shirt like an expert

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Folding. It’s a bad habit on the course. But it’s a worthwhile skill to develop elsewhere. Like when you’re prepping for a golf getaway.

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Folding. It’s a bad habit on the course. But it’s a worthwhile skill to develop elsewhere. Like, say, when you’re prepping for a golf getaway.

How do you pack your shirts without turning them into a crinkly mess? As with the swing, the process rests on fundamentals, the most important of which is this: don’t mess with the collar itself.

Start by laying the shirt on a firm, flat surface, front side down, using your palms to smooth out any rumples (check out the video below).

Next, fold each sleeve inward at the seam. At this point, you should have what looks like a torso with a collar on top.

Now, work inwards, folding each side of the shirt toward the center so they meet in the middle, with their edges aligned with either side of the collar.

Now that you’ve folded inwards, it’s time to fold upwards and downwards. In your mind, divide the shirt into horizontal thirds. Fold the bottom of the shirt upwards along the lower third, and then fold the top of the shirt down along the other.

You should now have nicely folded article of clothing, with the collar facing upwards, ready to lay flat in your suitcase. Let’s hope it’s the only folding you do on your trip.

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Josh Sens

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A golf, food and travel writer, Josh Sens has been a GOLF Magazine contributor since 2004 and now contributes across all of GOLF’s platforms. His work has been anthologized in The Best American Sportswriting. He is also the co-author, with Sammy Hagar, of Are We Having Any Fun Yet: the Cooking and Partying Handbook.