The not so wise people at the LPGA have decided to enforce what can only be described as Draconian Dress Code rules.
I thought the authorities were looking at ways of encouraging young ladies to take up golf. Looking at ways of making more enjoyable, these new rules beggar belief;
• Racerback with a mock or regular collar are allowed (no collar = no racerback).
• Plunging necklines are NOT allowed.
• Leggings, unless under a skort or shorts, are NOT allowed.
• Length of skirt, skort, and shorts MUST be long enough to not see your bottom area (even if covered by under shorts) at any time, standing or bent over.
• Appropriate attire should be worn to pro-am parties. You should be dressing yourself to present a professional image. Unless otherwise told “no,” golf clothes are acceptable. Dressy jeans are allowed, but cut-offs or jeans with holes are NOT allowed.
• Workout gear and jeans (all colors) NOT allowed inside the ropes
• Joggers are NOT allowed
Modern young ladies are very fashion conscious, and that interest drives the golf apparel industry.
I remember the first time Tiger Woods turned up in a polo shirt with no proper collar, no one said a word.
The top Draconist Heather Daly-Donofrio made this statement;
“The dress code requires players to present themselves in a professional manner to reflect a positive image for the game. While we typically evaluate our policies at the end of the year, based on input from our players, we recently made some minor adjustments to the policy to address some changing fashion trends. The specifics of the policy have been shared directly with the members.”
Compare these rules with other Ladies sports, such as Tennis, Hockey, Netball, they seem to operate without offending anyone.
First question is, Where did this come from?
Lucky Heather Daly-Donofrio is not in charge of the American Ladies Swimming Association. Try breaking a world record wearing this