August 23, 2019 at 01:07 AM
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Chuck ZMt Pleasant, SC
Dale VEscondido, CA
December 03, 2019 at 04:24 AM
A majority of the players in the Dunhill Championships aka the Sunshine Tour were playing in shorts with the blessing of the European tour. They made a rules change allowing them to wear them this year. Heard the commentators say it only makes good common sense in the hot and humid conditions. Saw some sweaty shirts after the rounds. It looked different, but it gives them a choice to be comfortable while playing in balmy conditions. Good move European tour committee. Kudos.
December 04, 2019 at 11:15 PM
Manny AStaten Island, NY
December 05, 2019 at 06:46 PM
I don’t see why they can’t be allowed to wear shorts , it’s hot out there , especially on the pga tour , so why not yes some players may still choose trousers, but at least give them the option
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Under the RoofMequon, WI
Rick ARoseburg, OR
Don OMadison, WI
April 06, 2020 at 04:59 PM
I have some questions in my mind. Is not allowing shorts (and it can be specified to have at least a 7 inch length so we don't see PM in Daisy Duke's) both an elitist image and potentially increasingly misogynistic restriction by allowing women to wear skorts? In growing the game and to reduce the elitist view of the game, maybe allowing shorts in a tasteful manner is a way to move forward. It's not like the golf clothing vendors would have to develop lines of shorts.
Doug EUrbana, MD
April 07, 2020 at 11:45 AM
Mark me down as another traditionalist here. To me, some pros look silly in shorts. Some of them can pull it off, but IMO, many can't. (I'm not namin' names.) Though I personally wear shorts in the summer, I like the look of pants much better and will wear them in summer whenever the temp is forecast to stay below 80ish. Also when looking for my ball in tall grass or high weeds, it makes me feel a bit more protected in pants.
Be that as it may, if I made the rules as per the OP suggested, I would stick with pants for Tour-level events, but allow shorts for practice rounds and Wednesday Pro-Ams. Ask me again once Major League Baseball changes over to shorts. Being a traditionalist old-schooler, the image of shorts on a Tour golfer or MLB player just doesn't sit right in my head.
Ruben CBrownsville, TX
Andrew ACharlotte, NC
Joey LWalnut Creek
Paul Talpharetta, GA
August 17, 2020 at 12:38 PM
Personally I would not mind it.
For shorts argument =
+ times have changed, many of us now do business casual at work...why not golfers?
+ comfort (or choice) for the players
+ golf is many times seen as a stodgy, old fart game...maybe shorts would bring in new, younger viewers/fans
Against shorts argument =
- Today's long pants material is way lighter, cooler than long pants of the past
- Long pants look more professional (kind of like interviewing consultants...if Billy Bobs consulting come in wearing tshirts an charges $150 per hour / you likely would instead hire IBM wearing pressed shirts and ties charging $150 per hour as well)
- It is a generally accepted tradition.
- Would allow for more outlandish looks / pushing the envelope, eventually someone would go too far and new policies would have to be enacted.
John BKenmore, NY
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