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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14883WRX Points: 879ClubWRX Posts: 14,883
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    Cargo shorts! I really hope someone wears cargo shorts. Heads will explode here!
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  • tideridertiderider  2737WRX Points: 1,748Handicap: 5ishMembers Posts: 2,737
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    last thing we need is some kind of weird change to the game ... golf should never change ... ever ...
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  • LeoLeo99LeoLeo99  4580WRX Points: 518Members Posts: 4,580
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    Free the shorts!!



    Let them wear whatever they want.



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  • TreyWingbatTreyWingbat  484WRX Points: 130Members Posts: 484
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    I never wear shorts on the course, even if it's 90 degrees and humid out. I do wear them for basketball and other activities, but never golf for some reason. Maybe it is to feel like a pro.



    Oh, and I do walk and carry all the time... people have called me crazy, especially when wearing black pants too. At times I'll have to drink 6 or 7 waters and 2 or 3 Gatorades, but it's a good workout for sure.
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    Ferguson wrote:





    No need for shorts anyway with today's fabrics. Under armour makes some slacks that you can actually air blow through. And wearing them in rain never once felt water come through. It just pulls it away. And I play in South Carolina. Most humid place in August on earth that isn't a protected rain forest.




    So planning a trip to Seapines (Harbour Town) in late June .. crazy or not?




    For me ? A native who was born outdoors .... not crazy . In fact it's cooler down there than in the upcountry where I am if you count in sea breeze. It's 97-102 here plenty of days with 90 plus percent humidity and no wind. Just hydrate all day. That's all. I wear shorts sometimes . But I wear long pants a lot too when it's really sunny. Shade helps as much as anything. People wear sleeves too for sun protection. Disclaimer. I also don't go barefoot. Ever. And detest flip flops. So. Lol






    I'm with you on the barefoot and flip flops. I can do without the sight of yellowed toe nails, ganglion cysts and dry heels.



    And those who choose to sweat pants in public - you are telling the world, "I've given up."




    Bingo. They actually have “ wear pajamas to school day. “. For middle school age kids. Wtf ? Are we just saying “ be as lazy as you can. Don’t even bother to get dressed today “.




    I’m 54. We had “wear your pajamas to school” day back in the 70’s. The world didn’t come to an end and most learned to dress appropriately. (Not me though, I got married in shorts and a Hard Rock t-shirt.)
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    Has there been a recent poll on this topic? Maybe there should be.



    The thing I dislike the most about tour pros wearing long pants is the effect it has on the wannabes who dress like them during recreational golf at your local muni.



    The women pro golfers have this one figured out - they look like athletes, 100% professional, and yet don't look like the sales team down the hall on a Friday (or if you work in tech, every day). Seriously - that's what these guys look like. It's not that hard - men can figure this one out too. They can wear shorts and still look like purely professional athletes. Let the sharp designer minds at Nike, Polo, Izod, Green, Millar at this one for the tour pros and they'll figure it out in no time.
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  • kyleluteskylelutes  82WRX Points: 47Members Posts: 82
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    It's America. They'll wear what they want.
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    Poison Ivy, insects, sunburn, modern fabrics - all reasons I choose long pants most of the time.



    Tour pros, I don't care either way.



    Also, as I've aged, my legs aren't all that pretty.
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    LeoLeo99 wrote:


    Free the shorts!!



    Let them wear whatever they want.



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    Attica!! Attica!!
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    kylelutes wrote:


    It's America. They'll wear what they want.




    I think they are. Several players are on record as preferring long pants. Justin Thomas being one.
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    Ferguson wrote:

    dalehead wrote:


    i attended the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational yesterday and one of the first things I saw was two players walking together down the ninth fairway, both wearing long pants of course. And it struck me that this was a statement that this round of golf was different from your typical round with your Saturday foursome. This was serious business. Me and thousands of others, almost all wearing shorts, were there to have a good time and drink a few beers. They were in the middle of a competitive round played by professionals with not only prize money at stake but in some cases career, future, and family security as well. Tour golf is different. It is a serious business conducted by professionals and they should continue to look like professionals.








    I am with you. The world has become too casual, not only in our attire but our attitudes as well.


    AMEN, Ferguson !

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    No shorts on PGA Tour ever
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff Montreal 29219WRX Points: 2,101Handicap: 0.0Members Posts: 29,219
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    I don't really care , let them wear shorts. Most athletes wear shorts....It doesn't really bother me either way. I find it's a strange thing to have a passionate opinion about. But then again i also hate suits
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    I'm putting my foot down once someone goes skins.
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    The NASCAR style ads on every inch of clothing are way worse than shorts would be.
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    Justin Thomas hates shorts on the course...
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14883WRX Points: 879ClubWRX Posts: 14,883
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    JT in shorts for the practice round.
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    I prefer to see pros wearing long pants, at least during tournament days.
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    imakaveli wrote:


    I prefer to see pros wearing long pants, at least during tournament days.




    This is going to surprise many here who have read how I feel. Heck, I wear cargo shorts and jeans, so I’m pretty relaxed about that stuff. But it does look funny to see the shorts. I guess everyone will get used to it.
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    BMC wrote:


    Poison Ivy, insects, sunburn, modern fabrics - all reasons I choose long pants most of the time.



    Tour pros, I don't care either way.



    Also, as I've aged, my legs aren't all that pretty.




    For a very long time I never wore shorts on the course for these reasons as well as having some of the only visible tattoos on my body on my legs. For that reason, I always wear pants when playing with customers, but don't as much now that I've become more comfortable with all the people I play with at my club. Knew what kind of stigma came with the tattoos, so placed them in spots that are easy to cover, when necessary.
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    Has there been a recent poll on this topic? Maybe there should be.



    The thing I dislike the most about tour pros wearing long pants is the effect it has on the wannabes who dress like them during recreational golf at your local muni.



    The women pro golfers have this one figured out - they look like athletes, 100% professional, and yet don't look like the sales team down the hall on a Friday (or if you work in tech, every day). Seriously - that's what these guys look like. It's not that hard - men can figure this one out too. They can wear shorts and still look like purely professional athletes. Let the sharp designer minds at Nike, Polo, Izod, Green, Millar at this one for the tour pros and they'll figure it out in no time.




    Do you dislike “wannabes” wearing pants because they look better than shorts and sloppy untucked shirt?



    Don’t understand the resistance to pants. It seems to offend some people when others try to look good



    Why not just wear a tank top and basketball shorts if it’s all about comfort and looking like an athlete. Do you want to wear sleevelsss shirts and skirts like the women too?
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    Ferguson wrote:

    dalehead wrote:


    i attended the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational yesterday and one of the first things I saw was two players walking together down the ninth fairway, both wearing long pants of course. And it struck me that this was a statement that this round of golf was different from your typical round with your Saturday foursome. This was serious business. Me and thousands of others, almost all wearing shorts, were there to have a good time and drink a few beers. They were in the middle of a competitive round played by professionals with not only prize money at stake but in some cases career, future, and family security as well. Tour golf is different. It is a serious business conducted by professionals and they should continue to look like professionals.








    I am with you. The world has become too casual, not only in our attire but our attitudes as well.




    I agree, I think certain sports maintain their dress codes to honor the game and their traditions / origins. Tech fabrics remove the comfort issue from the discussion, in fact many argue long pants offer better comfort than shorts because they prevent direct sunlight from hitting their bare skin. I think professional golf needs to decide if it wants to portray itself as a sport or maintain the tradition of being a gentleman's game.
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    Hicks bad.




    At least you got 1 right!
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14883WRX Points: 879ClubWRX Posts: 14,883
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    Well, no one is breaking out the cargo shorts, so how about someone at least have some pleats. These guys don’t know the opportunity they’re missing to have some fun with WRX.
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    Love that some people think that if you don't like shorts being worn then you must be old. Love the sterotypes. I'm Scottish so I must be a dour gingerhaired man who likes to drink whisky when in actual fact I am only one of those things! Haha.



    I'm not so keen on shorts but that is just personal preference for me. I think trousers look smarter and living in Scotland, it never really becomes much of an issue during the year when I want to play golf.



    For what it is worth as well, for those that think letting players wear shorts will attract more youngsters to the game...yeah let me know how that goes!!
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    Ferguson wrote:


    And those who choose to sweat pants in public - you are telling the world, "I've given up."




    Or "I have influenza and am actively trying to contaminate everyone." Sweat pants are for Rocky montages and illnesses.



    At risk of crucifixion, professional golfers are athletes but golf is not an athletic endeavor. Meaning, they certainly work out and maintain their body's as though they are athletes but the actual golf is not athletic in the strictest sense. It is more akin to darts or pool. It is a game where being physically fit helps you to be better but is not a requisite. Darts while walking in a park-like setting.



    Caddies are engaged in a more athletic activity imo. (Let me go on the record yet again that I feel there should not be full-time caddies either. The pros should draw from a fish bowl the day before for their looper. Puts more onus on the player to do his own homework and make his own decisions. Should also curb the two minute conversations had before pulling a stick.)
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    Who





    F******





    Cares?!?!





    Its practice rounds. This is not the end of civilization. If the world can (so far) survive the Kardashians, I think we'll get through THIS.
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    Ferguson wrote:





    No need for shorts anyway with today's fabrics. Under armour makes some slacks that you can actually air blow through. And wearing them in rain never once felt water come through. It just pulls it away. And I play in South Carolina. Most humid place in August on earth that isn't a protected rain forest.




    So planning a trip to Seapines (Harbour Town) in late June .. crazy or not?




    For me ? A native who was born outdoors .... not crazy . In fact it's cooler down there than in the upcountry where I am if you count in sea breeze. It's 97-102 here plenty of days with 90 plus percent humidity and no wind. Just hydrate all day. That's all. I wear shorts sometimes . But I wear long pants a lot too when it's really sunny. Shade helps as much as anything. People wear sleeves too for sun protection. Disclaimer. I also don't go barefoot. Ever. And detest flip flops. So. Lol






    I'm with you on the barefoot and flip flops. I can do without the sight of yellowed toe nails, ganglion cysts and dry heels.



    And those who choose to sweat pants in public - you are telling the world, "I've given up."




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    Ferguson wrote:

    Togatown22 wrote:


    Guessing I'm in the minority here, but I don't think it looks "unprofessional" to see a Tour pro practicing or competing in shorts. It looks "different" because it's new, but over time I don't think it will be as noticeable, even in competition rounds. To me, it's not the same as an attorney/financial advisor/wall street guy wearing shorts to the office. These guys are playing an outdoor sport, not sitting in a board room or office all day.




    Dress well, and they notice the person.

    Dress poorly and they notice the shorts and caffeinated attitude.




    Bingo. I drill this into my 10 year olds head. Nobody ever missed a job offer for being over dressed. But millions for looking like bums.




    Hopefully your 10 year old doesn't try to get a job in tech... I won't say I've ever not hired someone because they were in a suit, but if we say business casual and you show up in a suit, I'm not sure that your listening comprehension is all that strong.
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    When I started playing 30 years ago, if I wore my golf attire off course people would ask, "Did you just play golf" or "Are you going golfing".



    Today, wearing essentially the same apparel, people ask me if I have a "casual dress code at work", or "no longer need to wear suits". Golf is never mentioned.



    Fashion changes with time...no one is suggesting tank tops and speedos for golf...but the current "pro" look is really dated, IMHO.
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