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5 hours ago, iacas said:

Dude, move on.

Telling professional golfers to make sure their ass cheeks are not hanging out of their shorts or skirts will do nothing to stifle the growth of the game or make golf "stuffy."

Jeez.

This. And really, with all the venues, websites and other shows for that kind of stuff, I don't think golfers tune in to LPGA to see if anyone's wearing something skimpy. I watch LPGA often when there's a good leaderboard. Sure I prefer to watch Wie over Shan Shan, but what they wear isn't going to change the viewership, nor make golf appear 'stuffy.'

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Anyone have any pics of some of these LPGA girls wearing clothing that was deemed too revealing? Asking for a friend.

My fiancee forbids me from agreeing with that post.

Pants and tucked shirt=hotter than untucked shirt and shorts. Part of me wants to say tradition matters and people should get dressed up for golf.  Pros should look like pros etc. If a gun w

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I think it's appropriate for the tour to require the players to hold certain standards.

The only lpga player in recent memory that brought me to watch was Creamer.  

 

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My wife and her friend watch the LPGA and I often hear them say "cute outfit".  Never have they said anything about the attire being unprofessional.  They are in their 50s and both play golf and buy golf outfits.  I sometimes thing they are as much into the fasion on the tour as they are into watching the golf.

The LPGA was becoming a fasion trend setter.  That has to be good for the tour.  They should leave it alone.  

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13 hours ago, MRR said:

My fiancee forbids me from agreeing with that post.

Maybe a reconsideration is in order. You are not married yet.

If they going to even try to police this, a playing "uniform" should be dictated. Why not require pants and a collared shirt if they are looking for equality? I think Brook Henderson's attire is attractive and falls in guidelines of the pga uniform. This being said, I love seeing a woman in a sporty fashionable golf short skirt much better than I like someone packed like a sardine in cow print. I find it perplexing that women want respect and to be viewed for their golfing abilities but also want to wear as little of clothes as possible.

I really don't know where I am going here except it seems like they need to pull the sexy out of the lpga to achieve this.

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1 hour ago, Vinsk said:

I don't think golfers tune in to LPGA to see if anyone's wearing something skimpy.

I would tend to agree. I don't think they'll lose any viewership because Michelle Wie can't wear a tank tap anymore. I read somewhere that viewership has been going up the past couple years, that's great and hopefully that's more due to women and young girls watching.

For me the issue isn't that the attire is revealing, it's that it doesn't resemble golf attire. It's almost something you'd wear to play tennis or for a workout. The "dress code" is part of how golf sets itself apart from other sports so I think it's good to keep things within the professional realm. I personally don't even like the collar-less Nike shirts that Rory and Day are wearing.

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7 hours ago, No Mulligans said:

My wife and her friend watch the LPGA and I often hear them say "cute outfit".  Never have they said anything about the attire being unprofessional.  They are in their 50s and both play golf and buy golf outfits.  I sometimes thing they are as much into the fasion on the tour as they are into watching the golf.

My wife has commented on how short some skirts are for sure. Or how tight some tops are. Etc.

She was a buyer for a clothing store too, years ago, and is still up on fashion.

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What a joke.  Next they'll tell Michelle Wie when's she's bent over to putt, that it resembles the start position of twerking..... she'll have to change it.  Their clothing is an issue?  Classic example of somebody making a mountain out of a mole hill.

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13 minutes ago, ckp160 said:

Classic example of somebody making a mountain out of a mole hill.

If it's a mole hill, then it's not nothing.

And I disagree that they're making a "mountain" out of this. They're just asking players to dress a little differently. Maybe they're just making a mole hill out of a mole hill?

And a big part of the message pertained to things we don't see on TV - the pro-ams, the sponsor meet-ups, etc. Judging by the message, players were wearing ratty jeans and stuff to meet up with sponsors. Nobody's talking about that part, and that was a good chunk of the message.

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9 hours ago, mvmac said:

I personally don't even like the collar-less Nike shirts that Rory and Day are wearing.

A friend of mine got me one of those many years ago.  In white.  And it wasn't Nike, and the brand didn't have a prominent logo.

It felt like I was wearing an expensive undershirt.  I never wore it to the golf course or even the range.  

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On a completely unrelated and off-topic note, I think Annika Sorenstam was my favorite golfer ever to watch.  She really wrote the book on how a golfer that plays the same distances as I do, or even less, can completely dominate a golf course. Even a long course.

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My guess is the tour wants uniformity in the way the players dress. Because women tend to be more fashion conscience and the LPGA is rapidly being populated by younger members in recent years the clothing choices have started to get away from a golf look to a more personalized look. Some of the stuff I've seen had me wondering if it was even designed for golf.

The men have also started getting away from traditional styles, Rickie's baseball pants/jogger things were directly inspired by what was being worn on the street. Times change, styles change but I can see how professional golf wants to retain some tradition as well parity in how the players present to the viewing audience.

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I saw an interview with the author of the Golf Digest article on the Golf Channel this morning.  Sounds like the issues might have been with Symetra tour.

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16 minutes ago, Missouri Swede said:

I saw an interview with the author of the Golf Digest article on the Golf Channel this morning.  Sounds like the issues might have been with Symetra tour.

Interesting, and another thing nobody here has considered when making their posts, like my comment above about how we don't see what players are wearing when meeting with sponsors or to pro-am parties.

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51 minutes ago, lastings said:

On a completely unrelated and off-topic note, I think Annika Sorenstam was my favorite golfer ever to watch.  She really wrote the book on how a golfer that plays the same distances as I do, or even less, can completely dominate a golf course. Even a long course.

Well, except Colonial CC. Which wasn't long.

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23 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Well, except Colonial CC. Which wasn't long.

Come on, man.  She shot 71-74 under what had to be outrageous pressure.  I bet if she plays on the men's tour that whole summer she makes at least a handful of cuts.  Maybe more than she misses.  Who knows?  She was pretty damn good.

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13 minutes ago, lastings said:

Come on, man.  She shot 71-74 under what had to be outrageous pressure.  I bet if she plays on the men's tour that whole summer she makes at least a handful of cuts.  Maybe more than she misses.  Who knows?  She was pretty damn good.

She was awesome. One if not the best female golfer ever. But just saying, she didn't dominate Colonial CC. But on topic, her attire was always professional and classy looking!

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1 hour ago, lastings said:

Come on, man.  She shot 71-74 under what had to be outrageous pressure.  I bet if she plays on the men's tour that whole summer she makes at least a handful of cuts.  Maybe more than she misses.  Who knows?  She was pretty damn good.

His point was that she didn't "dominate" it, and that was a hand-selected course because it was one of the shortest the guys play. It's not "long" by even my standards, and I'm far from a PGA Tour player.

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17 hours ago, David in FL said:

Yeah.  Nobody wants to see Laura Davies' butt cheeks!  :no:

I wish i could un-read that!  :cry:

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