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Birdie London knitwear

Birdie London knitwear

Wool jumpers, snood and cotton polo shirt

Birdie London


  1. 100% fine merino wool (knitwear)
  2. 95% cotton 5% Elastane (polo shirt)
  1. Machine wash on hand wash setting (knitwear)
  2. Made in the UK
  3. 2 types of fit: female or box fit
  4. Variety of colour choices
  5. Contrasting colours are very well thought through
  6. Complete with matching items
  7. Machine wash (polo shirt)
  8. More than jumpers available!


  1. Wool jumpers

I was lucky to be sent a variety of jumpers to trial, but the reality is, I found it so hard to chose a few as they all looked so nice in the catalogue.  The design is ‘preppy’ – it is also clean looking and looked smart in all the pictures I’d seen prior to ordering.

When the package arrived with a lovely note from Theresa and Justine – the owners of Birdie London, I was so pleased with the feel of the jumpers.  All are 100% fine merino wool and so soft to the touch – always something I’m aware of as wool can be scratchy – I have worn the jumpers on various occasions, on and off the golf course, for travelling and for pretty much everything.  I have washed them multiple times and despite hubby putting one on the wrong wash, it didn’t go horribly out of shape – not that I’d endorse not washing as per the instructions!

The contrasting colour band is a trade mark of Birdie London, it does make it distinctive and easy to wear with multiple outfits.  I loved that the stitched wording ‘Birdie’ is not in your face but subtly matched to the background colour material – no need to shout about this quality, it shouts for itself.

I can honestly say, everyone who has asked me about the jumpers absolute love them.

2. Cotton polo shirt

To be honest, I wasn’t sure about the polo shirt when I saw it, as it didn’t look like anything special.  It actually took me a while to find the right occasion to wear it, but once I’d worn it that first time, I loved it’s soft feel against my skin.  It is a slightly heavier material and therefore not so great in the height of summer but perfect for the shoulder seasons or cooler summer days.  Again with the distinctive contrasting band across the chest, it is flattering in its design.

3. Snood/Headband

It has to be said I have a lot of hair, and having a head band to keep it off my face is a great idea, especially for putting!  But the best thing it is really a snood, so in effect two uses for the one item.

The snood sits beautifully on the neck giving enough space without cold air penetrating in.

I loved the fact that mine matched one of my jumpers, and when I wear one, I usually wear the other as a complete outfit.

Birdie London say their clothing is ‘cocktail sportswear’ a strange combination of occasions but actually I can see how that works.  If you want to be the best and warmest dressed on the course this winter, check out : https://birdie.london

I’m sure you won’t be disappointed, I’m not, even one year later of using these jumpers – testimony to their lasting quality and freshness.


A resounding Yes.  I love my Birdie London knitwear, and with the company evolving and producing new and exciting colours and designs each season, it’s one to watch out for in the future

Galvin Green Women’s Golf Clothing


Galvin Green


  1. Skintight thermal base layer -Thermal technology, breathable, moisture transportation properties
  1. Maureen shirt – Moves moisture away with their Ventil8 plus technology UV 20SPF protection
  1. Neely Shorts – Lightweight technical fabric, moisture wicking with UV up to 20 spf
  1. Maggie Shirt – Breathable Ventil8 lightweight fabric
  1. Nina Skort – Ventil8 technical fabric with style details
  1. Dominique Jacket – Insula fabric which is very breathable, soft and lightweight yet has a thermal lining
  1. Skintight thermal base layer – Warm but not too thick, collarless for extra fashion options
  1. Maureen shirt -Lightweight breathable material, easy to wash even when my chosen colour was white with navy blue trim there was no colour run it is also easy and light to wear
  2. Neely Shorts – Smart navy shorts with white detailing down the outside of the legs adding extra class to the items.  They stretched and moved as the golfer needs
  3. Maggie Shirt – This navy blue shirt is so lightweight you barley notice you are wearing it
  4. Nina Skort – On opening this skort I was so excited to get a white albeit totally impracticable colour, thinking the white would soon dis-colour in the wash or attract every particle of dirt as soon as I put it on – not the case, it is still fresh to this day, although does occasionally need ironing, this means it isn’t easy to travel with.  A quick fix would be to make it a pattern rather than a solid block colour?
  5. Dominique Jacket – A pocketless insula jacket in pink and white tones – what else can any red-head want – I love it!
  1. Skintight thermal base layer -The Emily crew neck thermal underlay was a surprise.  Yes I have used under garments before, but they have tended to be quite thick material and whilst this does pull the tummy in, one has to be able to breathe too!  The Emily crew neck is comfortable and doesn’t need any extra care to keep it looking and feeling warm – one for the serious golfer!
  2. Maureen shirt – It isn’t often you can get a white shirt and it reman good and fresh for a number of washes.  The Maureen shirt I had was white with a navy blue trim and is still just as fresh with no colour run even now, as it was when I got it months ago, and it has been worn many times!
  3. Neely Shorts – I must say I don’t usually wear shorts for golf, but having owned and worn the Neely shorts from Galvin Green, I would definitely get another pair.  They were so comfortable, even on ‘fat days’ they didn’t ride up and remained stylish throughout the day.
  4. Maggie Shirt – love wearing this shirt, I had mine in nave blue with  a knit white collar line trim, it looks classy and feels great to wear, even on hot days the dark colour didn’t make me feel any warmer due to its wicking technology. A must for the wardrobe and is my go-to shirt of choice.
  5. Nina Skort  – A block colour short with dart detailing at the bottom of each side seam, this did make it look like it was flying a bit but the style and fit were fantastic, although a bit big which is great on really hot days.  That said, I did think this style might suit smaller sizes better with its block colour choices?
  6. Dominique Jacket – Its pink!  OK I didn’t ever think I’d wear pink, but this jacket is so warm and cosy 

Absolutely, Galvin Green has successfully moved away from being known as the water proof jacket and trouser people to the carefully thought through designer items we golfers know and love today, the fabric is such good quality on each garment, it is worth the extra money.  

Never compromise is a great and appropriate slogan for Galvin Green.

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