Before we start, let's get one thing straight. Off the Fringe
couldn't care less if your clothes match or if you pull your "Vinny Barbarino" socks all the way to the knees! As long as you follow the code!
So here we go. It's time we all learned how to dress on the golf course and respect some of the traditions of the game. Hey the plaid pants identity took a long time to establish itself; we don't want to see it thrown away like so many off-the-deck Mickelson drivers!
Here are the basics for everyone to understand:
- No Denim - Jeans, cut-off or otherwise
- No T-Shirts - It does not matter if it's a $300 Prada
- Collared shirts always - both ladies and men
- Sleeveless shirts are allowed for ladies, not for men
- For men, Bermuda shorts or slacks are allowed
- For ladies, Bermuda shorts, skirt or slacks are permitted
- For most courses and conditions, soft spikes are sufficient
Follow these rules, and you will never have a problem. If you don't follow them, you should expect some resistance. Clubs pros are in the business because they respect the game and its history. That includes plus-fours and wingtips. Besides, if the members of the club who own houses along the course see a golfer who is out of dress code they will complain about it and the pro will get the kibosh! Yeah, sometimes it seems silly, we know. But hey, we didn't make the rules.
Styles and designs change enough to let any person feel comfortable wearing the proper attire on the course.