But this is "appropriate."
Should Golf Have A Dresscode?
By Kickntrue on 5/5/09
I don't know why I let people fire me up like Patrick Lagreid of the, (wait for it) Seattle Menswear Examiner, but I do. Patrick loves that golf is a game of tradition (me too) and is offended that so many people come into the game with no knowledge of how they should dress on a course.
I've ranted on this subject before- so I'll try to refrain- and let you guys hash it out. I just don't see how what you wear should matter. I'd much rather someone respect the rules and other etiquette. Some will argue that bad dress breeds a breach of rules and other etiquette. To me- that's as valid as saying video games and Lil' Wayne make you kill people.
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There are certain places in society where proper dress SHOULD be a given. Church, the office, school, the golf course. Proper dress is defined, in my mind, as the expected attire for the occasion. While I don't feel it necessary to GET DRESSED UP for the course, I will ALWAYS be in clean, untorn and respectable attire. I expect it from my playing partners also.
I don't like the double standard, though. I have appropriate sleeveless shirts, but they are not allowed at most courses I play. Women can wear them ANYWHERE. Wonder if I shaved my armpits I could?
I don't get all worked up over dress codes. Those are the rules on some courses, not on others. To each their own and I'll abide by them to play the course. As to the article, no real man gives a rat's arse what another man wears. It's a game, not a fashion statement.
I agree with the post above. I really don't care what others wear to the course. I do occasionally wear the dockers and polo shirt but then there are times where a pair of basketball shorts and a t-shirt are very comfortable. The only difference is when I wear the mesh shorts more golfers look at me as if I have never played the game before. When the course does not have a dress code, I prefer comfort over etiquette.
I always comply with a course's stated dress code. However, my favorite attire are khaki shorts and a polo shirt...with flip-flops. Have some fun out there. In part, guys golf to get away from the nagging wife and worries of reality. If a dress code seems like a "nag" to you, play somewhere where you can be more comfortable and enjoy your round.
I can't think of too many public courses in my area that would not allow a paying customer to play based on what they are wearing. As for the article, well I'd love for the author to come out to a rural course that I frequent from time to time for his next review:
"Jim Bob's choice of paint splattered denim does not adequately compliment his Mossy Oak pattern camoflague T-Shirt. The fish hook on the hat is so Larry the Cable Guy circa 2003. Keep in mind gentlemen, a Skoal can in the back pocket can make your backside look bigger than it really is."
Uncle Rico says:
As long as the clothing is "proper golf attire" ie collared shirt, I have no problem with what it looks like. I rather like the fact that some guys like to stand out from the white, navy, black, and red solid shirt. It adds an element of fun to the game. I hate Woody Austin's old Tabasco shirts but hey at least they are not boring, and it gives him an identity.
there should always be a difference on dress codes between bedroom and outdoor; golf course and driving range. if people wanted to do whatever on a golf course, i think that is what "mini golf" for.
how intense the dress code is enforced will depends on the golf course. What their players wear on course is directly reflect a golf course's image. it depends on where they want to position themselves in the market. if they want to bring $20 a round customer, they might not force for serious dress codes. but if they want a $80+ round clients, they might want to keep the dress codes a little serious.
Tim Horan says:
IMO...Yes there should be a dress code...for style of clothes, tailored shorts, socks, colared shirts etc but to take exception on color I think is taking it too far. I personally like a bit color and as long as it conforms to the style (dress code)it allows a little individual expression. I am totally against any form of written slogan (other than a designer's label and strap line though.
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