Thx for the reply Shedlite. I plan to replay my round without apparel, since I didn't realize it would remain equipped before I started my round. I played the round anyway because I using a cc pass. I'm a mobile player and the folks on desktop will not have the advantage of apparel. I would encourage other mobile players to do the same if it helps your score.
It does provide an advantage to some. For example, my driver has an extra 20 yds with apparel, and the 3w gets an extra 17 yds. Everyone might not have that much of an advantage with apparel though.