- Mar 25, 2012
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- MN and FL
Golf is not a sport. Anything you can do while smoking a cigar doesn't qualify in my book, lol. I walked 34 holes yesteday and I'm sure my heart rate never go over 90 bpm the entire day.It boggles my mind that people in this thread can’t see this. Golf’s dress code is a tradition that doesn’t deserve to be honored.
I can afford plenty of collared shirts , and I hate wearing shorts. I even do own golf pants and polos for the few times when I want to play somewhere that requires them. But, I still don’t like wearing “proper golf attire”, and I especially don’t like being told that I have to wear them to be welcome to play.
Obviously there are courses, and other golfers, that don’t care how I’m dressed. That is typically where I play and who I play with, but it doesn’t change the fact that those are the only places I’m welcome to play unless I conform to someone else’s idea that I should dress semi-formally (or business casual or whatever you want to call it) to play a sport.
Consider for a moment the extents that golf apparel manufacturers have gone to make a non-athletic style of clothing perform like athletic wear, instead of the community just accepting that athletic wear is appropriate dress for playing a sport.
I don't care what people wear at public courses but I'm 100% ok with private courses having clothing and other rules or codes. My last club only allowed cell phone use in the parking lot and I loved it. People would occasionally take a call during a round but they would wander off in the rough or woods far away from any other golfers to do so.