Only in golf would players wearing shorts in the days leading up to last week’s PGA Championship be big news at an event where Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth were seeking to close the deal on the career grand slam.
Of course, that story went away once the final major of the year, at least until 2019, got down to business in traditional long pants, but such has not been the case in women’s golf, where players are seemingly judged more on their attire than the guys.
It was certainly news when the LPGA Tour issued a memo to all players about a dress code being implemented.
Former LPGA Tour player Kris Tschetter, who now plays on the Legends Tour for women 45 years of age and over, has more in this editorial that appeared in the Washington Post.
Tschetter also offers her thoughts on that specific dress code, which has certainly been the centre of controversy since it became public after the U.S. Women’s Open.
Some argue that at least some of the apparel mentioned in the memo promote athleticism over appeal and that’s an image the LPGA should be projecting.
Personally, I understand the LPGA not wanting players to wear ripped or torn jeans to pro-ams parties or other functions, but other than that, I have no problem in general with the on-course apparel worn by players, but I’m sure different people have different tolerances.
What do you think as applied to the golf course where you work or play? It might be a private club where dress codes are stricter than public courses, where dress code is rarely an issue.
In general, would attire worn by LPGA Tour players, not including logos of companies they endorse, be acceptable at the golf course where you work or play? That’s the subject of this week’s GNN Poll.
You can vote below or on the GNN home page and, as always, you can expand your thoughts in the Comments section below.
Generally speaking, would attire worn on the LPGA Tour, not including logos, be acceptable at the golf course where you work/play?
- YES (63%)
- NO (37%)