I recently read an article from GolfCity.com written by JOE WOWK that talked about how uptight some courses are, in regards to golf wear and I wanted to share this insight along with my own, on this topic.
Joe's article may have been written from a guys perspective as he walked into a pro shop at Skytop Mountain Golf Club, a hillside 18 just minutes from State College, PA, but it is still a really refreshing story to hear for women as well since, if you are a golfer (man or women), I am sure we can all relate with stories of having to go home to change before heading out to golf or worst yet - being sent home to change before being able to head out to golf at your local country club because something you were wearing didn't make the cut.
At the Skytop Mountain Golf Club, they posted the following “We want all our golfers to be comfortable while enjoying the course. There is no dress code.” ~ "Say what? No dress code?", Now like Joe states, it's not like we want to promote that you should be able to dress like a slob or too provocatively when you are heading out to golf, but opening this sport up to more comfortable clothing for both men and women is a welcome change in this day and age.
Not long ago the news that shook the golf fashion world was when Tyrrell Hatton wore a hoodie. Articles were all over the place about a pro golfer wearing something "so unbecoming of the sport", and others taking the "lighten up side of that argument".
This is one of the reasons I wanted to create more Women's Golf Clothes that you would WANT to wear On & Off the Course!
Until now, Golf Attire for athletic female golfers had a very long way to go as far as being fashionable and comfortable.
Not only are there dress code restrictions (read more about the dress code crackdown here: http://www.thesubpargolfer.com/golf-blog/new-lpga-dress-code-joke/) but “it seems that the bulk of designers for women’s golf-specific clothes think women want a skirt to go from just under their boobs to just below their knees.”*
Finding decent golf clothes for women is hard!
Below is Quoted* from Blog written by The Sub Par Golfer August 2018
*“Unfortunately it’s almost never in the Pro-Shop – at least not in any I’ve been in. I don’t know who buys for these shops but nothing ever fits anyone with a human-based shape. In the past most women have found some things that work from very non-golf sources like H&M or ASOS but in the current style cycle it’s increasingly difficult. More recently all you can find is an over-saturation of generic activewear.”*
Much like Joe Wowk's unexpected nine in t-shirts, thanks to the no dress code at the course they played, seeing Tyrrell rocking a hoodie and winning was an awesome look in his opinion and my own. It gave the game of golf a new fresh approachable reputation... "It wasn’t stuck up. It was athletic, fit well, and hell, he won." Joe goes on to say, and I couldn't agree more or state this any better way, so I will just continue to quote this below directly from his article,
"But one thing golf needs to realize: we all just spent a week at work in some kind of a uniform. Business, business casual, or some combination thereof is the norm in most companies. Sometimes grabbing a polo often feels like dressing up again on our day off.
So long as players are not looking slovenly, I say we all need to relax when it comes to “golf course proper.” Try new things, get more comfortable, don’t look like “Pig Pen,” and tee it up."