Golf bra review: If your girls are small, this one might work

The BirdieBra™, the ultimate golf bra, is on its way. In the meantime, GottaGoGolf reviews current options on the market for their golfability. Today: the Roughriver women’s yoga bra sports top. 


Image of Roughriver padded sports braRoughriver doesn’t make a sports bra for men, but they describe this one as a “women’s padded sports bra,” as if someone other than a woman would want one. The pull-on bra, made in China and found on Amazon, has removable cups and a wide band. The fabric, 70 percent polyester, looked like it would be cool for golf.

Indeed, this was a cool and nonrestrictive bra, though utterly impractical for the golfer whose girls would be described as medium-size or larger. Pulling it on and adjusting the girls to be supported and covered took some time. At that point, there was smooshage, spillage and squishyness.

I removed the pads for golf and found the two layers of fabric sufficed for coverage, mainly because they were so snug. The resulting uniboob bounced its way around the course. The bra got sweaty and became difficult to pull off when all was said and done.

Not much support, and lots of spillage. A higher cut in front might have solved the latter, but the bra came only in three sizes — S/M, M/L, L/XL. It’s attractive enough to wear by itself for yoga, but I could never subject my teacher to the frontal view of spillage with my downward dog.

How did it work with the golf swing? OK, except that the back of this bra felt much too high, to the point that I was thinking “bra” instead of “turn,” and that can’t be good. Otherwise, I think I would have scored this bra higher if my girls were smaller.

I’ll keep that in mind as I develop the BirdieBra™, the ultimate sports bra for all the girls, not just the big ones or the small ones. Next up: I’ll begin to review better-known and more expensive brands.

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  • Comfort and Performance
  • Lift and Support
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Looks

Lifting your girls, but not your game

This is a comfy piece of fabric that is not substantial enough to contain substantial girls or minimize bounce. So the endowed golfer must endure a bouncy uniboob. A woman who isn’t interested in separation or worried about bounce might like this one, but I didn’t.