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  1. 1. Dress Codes: Good or Bad for the Game

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9 minutes ago, Bonvivant said:

I can't think of a single leisure activity that requires a uniform. Uniforms are pretty much only used in schools, prisons, jobs, and team sports, of which golf is none. This is the exact pretentiousness that he was referring to.

What are you?  Some kind of rebel?  You can play the same good golf in a tee shirt and cut-off jeans... or in slacks and a collared polo.  Are you such a slob that you prefer the former?  With the latter you feel good and you feel like a golfer... and in many cases you play better.  They should have a single day on the pro tour where you get to wear what you want... it would be interesting.  We already know what John Daly would wear... or not wear.

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Just now, Double Mocha Man said:

What are you?  Some kind of rebel?  You can play the same good golf in a tee shirt and cut-off jeans... or in slacks and a collared polo.  Are you such a slob that you prefer the former?  With the latter you feel good and you feel like a golfer... and in many cases you play better.  They should have a single day on the pro tour where you get to wear what you want... it would be interesting.  We already know what John Daly would wear... or not wear.

I stated earlier that the only time that I don't wear a collared shirt is when I go directly after work (under 20 percent of rounds played this year). I just don't see why it is so offensive to some people. I look like any average joe that just got off work on these days, which is what I am. How does it affect you if someone else doesn't wear a collar? I don't feel any better based on the clothes I am wearing, nor do I feel like less of a golfer based on what I am wearing, and I highly doubt that you could find any correlation between someone's clothing and their score on any given day. If clothing and score had correlation we would all be wearing Tiger red and those stupid hats that DeChambeau wears, and I don't think anyone wants that.

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35D5CFB9-3D18-473E-B5B8-62EB64C62641.thumb.jpeg.18f775e5635f5b0a121a03707c5466aa.jpegImagine these guys hearing people bitch about wearing collard shirts.

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2 minutes ago, Bonvivant said:

I stated earlier that the only time that I don't wear a collared shirt is when I go directly after work (under 20 percent of rounds played this year). I just don't see why it is so offensive to some people. I look like any average joe that just got off work on these days, which is what I am. How does it affect you if someone else doesn't wear a collar? I don't feel any better based on the clothes I am wearing, nor do I feel like less of a golfer based on what I am wearing, and I highly doubt that you could find any correlation between someone's clothing and their score on any given day. If clothing and score had correlation we would all be wearing Tiger red and those stupid hats that DeChambeau wears, and I don't think anyone wants that.

In my view it is simply a matter of respect.  If you start from a position of reverence for the game, the decision to make sure you always dress (and act) in a manner that speaks well of you while you are on the course is an obvious one.

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7 minutes ago, Bonvivant said:

I stated earlier that the only time that I don't wear a collared shirt is when I go directly after work (under 20 percent of rounds played this year). I just don't see why it is so offensive to some people. I look like any average joe that just got off work on these days, which is what I am. How does it affect you if someone else doesn't wear a collar? I don't feel any better based on the clothes I am wearing, nor do I feel like less of a golfer based on what I am wearing, and I highly doubt that you could find any correlation between someone's clothing and their score on any given day. If clothing and score had correlation we would all be wearing Tiger red and those stupid hats that DeChambeau wears, and I don't think anyone wants that.

See, with a DeChambeau cap and a tee shirt you would play better.  And more scientifically...

1 minute ago, Cantankerish said:

 

In my view it is simply a matter of respect.  If you start from a position of reverence for the game, the decision to make sure you always dress (and act) in a manner that speaks well of you while you are on the course is an obvious one.

When I go from work to the golf course I take off my suit and tie and put on appropriate golf attire...

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Just now, Vinsk said:

Imagine these guys hearing people bitch about wearing collard shirts.

I'd imagine that they would be too busy bitching about no ties and no plus-fours to be bothered hearing anyone else.

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4 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Hell, you should be allowed to play in your pajamas if you want to...

And you should be welcome in a fine-dining restaurant wearing your ballcap backwards.

Tennis in your briefs anyone?  White, of course.

You only need to wear white if it’s Wimbledon :-).

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1 minute ago, jetsknicks1 said:

You only need to wear white if it’s Wimbledon :-).

What a nice tradition.  I'm wearing white tomorrow on the golf course.  Though it's after Labor Day...

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1 minute ago, Double Mocha Man said:

What a nice tradition.  I'm wearing white tomorrow on the golf course.  Though it's after Labor Day...

White after Labor Day!? You sir, are bold. Lol

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2 minutes ago, jetsknicks1 said:

White after Labor Day!? You sir, are bold. Lol

Yep.  Just another rebel rule breaker.  Though it's a white tee shirt and white cut-offs.  😁

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1 hour ago, Bonvivant said:

I can't think of a single leisure activity that requires a uniform. Uniforms are pretty much only used in schools, prisons, jobs, and team sports, of which golf is none. This is the exact pretentiousness that he was referring to.

this is exactly what I was referring to. Its this attitude that scares a lot of people, especially the younger crowd, away from the game. It is hard enough to learn to play the golf as it is.

 

if you don't like people not wearing collared shirts, maybe you should quit. or go hang out at a private club with all the other people who have a putter up their rear. 

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I just went back and read the first two pages of this thread, and it only confirms my mindset on this matter. There are some nasty comments in there that show exactly why people turn away from golf when they are turned away from a course for dress. If your goal is to keep certain people out, I strongly suggest you look into why you don't want those people there. You might find something ugly when you dig. If you genuinely love and respect the game, you would want everyone to enjoy it.

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2 minutes ago, ballziez said:

this is exactly what I was referring to. Its this attitude that scares a lot of people, especially the younger crowd, away from the game. It is hard enough to learn to play the golf as it is.

What is so scary about wearing an inexpensive pair of chinos and a collared shirt?!  Is it gonna kill you?  If you play city league softball you have to buy a uniform.  Or city league flag football.  I have friends in their early 20's who dress the role to play golf... and enjoy it... otherwise they are very casual.  They aren't scared of anything.  Ballzeiz, are you scared to wear a tie on occasion???

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4 minutes ago, Bonvivant said:

 If you genuinely love and respect the game, you would want everyone to enjoy it.

Borderline off-topic, but I couldn’t disagree more.  There are plenty of rude, disrespectful, self-absorbed people that I will be completely happy if they never find their way to my golf course.

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20 minutes ago, ballziez said:

If you don't like people not wearing collared shirts, maybe you should quit. or go hang out at a private club with all the other people who have a putter up their rear. 

I'm thinking you have a collared shirt up your rear.  That's what's making you so pissy.  You should pull it out and put it on.

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Just now, David in FL said:

Borderline off-topic, but I couldn’t disagree more.  There are plenty of rude, disrespectful, self-absorbed people that I will be completely happy if they never find their way to my golf course.

Definitely off topic, but almost all of the rude disrespectful, self-absorbed people that I have ever seen on a golf course were wearing collared shirts and proper lowers. Dress doesn't keep that kind of person out.

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1 minute ago, Bonvivant said:

Definitely off topic, but almost all of the rude disrespectful, self-absorbed people that I have ever seen on a golf course were wearing collared shirts and proper lowers. Dress doesn't keep that kind of person out.

"Proper lowers"?  Okay, you win the obscure and non-nonsensical term of the week award.  But i did like that combo of words... made me laugh.

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Just now, Double Mocha Man said:

"Proper lowers"?  Okay, you win the obscure and non-nonsensical term of the week award.  But i did like that combo of words... made me laugh.

I think it was completely accurate. Could be slacks, bermudas, golf skirts etc. I guess it would have made more sense if I had just said "proper attire" altogether.

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