12 nonsensical dress codes golf clubs have

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir March 26, 2014 07:12

From dress code rules that are so detailed you need a tape measure to play to some of the most baffling wording ever used, here are 12 genuine rules found on golf clubs’ websites in Australia, the Middle East and North America about dress codes.

 

1. If we didn’t tell them, they would ALL be wearing thongs

2a. if we didnt tell them, they would ALL be wearing thongs

 

2. Does this club provide a free tape measure?

4c. does this club provide a free tape measure

 

3. Or this one a free watch?

5c. Do you get a free watch when you enter the clubhouse

4. I came here to play golf, not judge a knobbly knees competition

7a. i came here to play golf, not judge a knobbly knees competition

5. You MUST change soiled clothes. But only if the weather is extreme

8b. You must change soiled clothes, but only if the weather is extreme

6. You must wear a jacket and tie at all times. Unless it’s a Sunday evening, in which case you must wear a jacket without the tie

1-3b jackets and ties

7. You can wear smart casual shoes without socks, but only between December and March. And only if the shoes are closed in. And only before 5pm.

1-3a socksa

8. Strictly no denim, tank tops or buttocks on display

6b. strictly no denim, hats or buttocks on display

9. We happily accept logos. But not all logos

9b. who decides what a golfing logo is

10. If you’re wearing the wrong attire, we reserve the right to throw a tantrum

10b. if we catch you wearing the wrong attire then we may have a tantrum

 

11. The good news is you can still wear the National Dress

11b. the good news is that you can still wear the national dress

12. They’re called ‘phones’. And why are judges allowed to use them?

12b. they are called 'phones'. And why are judges allowed to use them

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir March 26, 2014 07:12
  • http://twitter.com/Matt_Fell/status/448746645099122688/ @Matt_Fell

    Name & shame the clubs! #golfersproblems

  • Will

    While I agree that most of these are ridiculous, I hope that others realise that the very first one is referring to flip flops, rather than underwear, given that in Australia and some other countries they use the word ‘thong’ instead of flip flop.

  • http://twitter.com/ReedRowanSays/status/448820435984338944/ @ReedRowanSays

    I came here to play golf, not judge a knobbly knees competition’

  • http://twitter.com/SkiptonGolfClub/status/449183916419584001/ @SkiptonGolfClub

    made me laugh! #skipton #golf

  • http://twitter.com/GolfClubNBeds/status/449186705854046208/ Julie Vesely (@GolfClubNBeds)

    +1

  • http://twitter.com/MarkDayPGA/status/449208573763932160/ @MarkDayPGA

    I think this is a class issue not a game issue! change the culture so more people can enjoy the game

  • http://twitter.com/Butterfly0660/status/449237756930031616/ @Butterfly0660

    12 nonsensical dress codes golf clubs have – #makesSenseToMe

  • Lobden

    My club has ditched most of the dress restrictions in the club house, and is fairly relaxed about attire on the course. Still, jeans on the the course are a No-No but elsewhere is fine.

  • http://twitter.com/JPW5368/status/449309740078612480/ JPW5368© (@JPW5368)

    +1

  • http://twitter.com/golfshake/status/449480685913649152/ golfshake (@golfshake)

    12 nonsensical dress codes golf clubs have around the world

  • http://twitter.com/TopgolfCoaching/status/449486942866927616/ @TopgolfCoaching

    glad we don’t have these @topgolfuk, microskirts are perfectly acceptable :)

  • http://twitter.com/golfermarketing/status/449488780974895105/ @golfermarketing

    It’s fair to say that some clubs are not helping themselves when it comes to breaking down pre-conceived…

  • http://twitter.com/TopgolfUK/status/449491015133847552/ @TopgolfUK

    @TopgolfCoaching Good grief! Let’s just stick to #Topgolf shall we… Our dress code: Clothes – pure & simple ;)