Golf clubs are of course well within their rights to set whatever dress codes they like and compared to where many of them were 20 years ago, they’re much more relaxed.
But on the back of a story shared by pro golfer Catriona Matthew on Twitter about some outdated dress code rules at Gullane Golf Club in Scotland, a bunch of other golfers have also shared their own stories.
Most of them revolve around antiquated dress codes with denim and socks a common theme.
That’s nothing. I was once told to leave the clubhouse at another East Lothian course because the infant I was carrying in my arms was wearing denim dungarees 🤷♂️
— John Huggan (@johnhuggan) July 28, 2020
Entered a clubhouse through a rear entrance only to collect some keys left for me at the bar and was verbally abused by a member for not removing my cap.
— jamie (@jmad01) July 28, 2020
My old man was told he “should know better” when wearing jeans to pick me up from a lesson as a junior and having to, unplanned, go in the back way to the pro shop to pay. Not to mention it was a friend of his who pulled him up.
— Jimmy Emanuel (@JimmyEmanuel4) July 28, 2020
Not as bad, but I once had to receive a prize I’d won that afternoon in the car park because I was wearing shorts which weren’t allowed in the club house after 7pm.
— Nick Nixon (@RealNickNixon) July 28, 2020
we played in the club 4 ball championship with 2 committee members,we had +17 and won the event .the norm was to have a round of drinks with your playing group.the 2 blokes went to drink in the committee room,didnt want to drink with us.we left picked up our prize week later
— Ed Healey (@emptycab) July 28, 2020
Recently someone tweeted that he was told off for wearing black ankle socks since only white ones were allowed. You just can’t make this stuff up. I feel a wee blog coming on……😉 https://t.co/uAAESGXC97
— Alistair Tait (@GolfTait) July 28, 2020
Turned up to play open day at Kogarah Golf Club and only had short white socks , I had to buy a pair of long socks from the Pro 😖
— darryl.sullivan (@Sullivan3Darryl) July 28, 2020
@AdamBlandGolf had a mate caddie for him on the web tour, who’d flown in the night before minus lost luggage. I loaned him some shorts in the hot humid conditions but cos they had tiny pin stripes and not plain, cost him a trip into the pro shop and $80us.
— Alistair Presnell (@alpresnell) July 28, 2020