Group shot of golfers wearing compression wear while playing golf.
Landscape Putting Green Shot - Millennium Golf Course Villamoura

The History of Compression Wear

Compression clothing has been used for centuries, in various forms, for medical and athletic purposes. Here is a brief history of the development of compression clothing:


Ancient times: The use of compression garments can be traced back to ancient times. For example, the Greeks and Romans used bandages and other forms of compression to treat injuries and promote healing.


18th and 19th centuries: In the 18th and 19th centuries, doctors and surgeons began using compression stockings and other garments to treat a variety of medical conditions, including varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis.


1950s: Compression clothing started to be used in athletic performance. During the 1950s, nylon stockings were developed as a form of compression wear for women, and athletes began using them to improve their performance.


1960s: The use of compression stockings became more widespread in the medical community, as studies began to show the benefits of compression for the treatment of various conditions.


1980s and 1990s: In the 1980s and 1990s, the use of compression garments in athletics continued to grow with some companies developing specialized compression clothing for athletes, with a focus on enhancing performance and recovery.


2000s and beyond: In recent years, the popularity of compression clothing has continued to grow, with many athletes and fitness enthusiasts using it to improve their performance and reduce the risk of injury.


Alpha-U Golf now makes premium compression garments specifically designed for golfers and their needs.