LPGA dress code regulations uproar

LPGA dress code
18 Jul, 2017 by Mike Lynch

The LPGA has been widely criticised over it’s new dress code regulations for female golfers.

LPGA dress code crackdown

LPGA player president Vicki Goetze-Ackerman reportedly sent an email to players stating that there will be a crackdown on specific items of clothing.

A report in Golf Digest said the items listed in Goetze-Ackerman’s email were:

– Racerback with a mock or regular collar are allowed (no collar = no racerback)
– Plunging necklines are NOT allowed.

That look when you have no idea if it's breaking left or right…

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– Leggings, unless under a skort or shorts, are NOT allowed
– Length of skirt, skort, and shorts MUST be long enough to not see your bottom area (even if covered by under shorts) at any time, standing or bent over.
– Joggers are NOT allowed

Players will face fines if they do not abide by the new regulations.

Opposition to new LPGA dress code

Teen Vogue has likened the governing body’s new policy of “slut shaming” female players.

See I actually wear "normal" golf clothes sometimes😂

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It appears that the LPGA regulations could be an attempt to crack down on golf’s Instagram generation.

Paige Spiranac is one golfer who has ruffled some feathers amongst the LPGA community in the past.

🇺🇸Happy 4th🇺🇸

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There was some angst after Spiranac was featured on the cover page of Golf Digest despite her relatively low ranking.

The golf bombshell also gets plenty of attention on her Instagram account which features plenty of fitness and golf tips. She was also part of one of our most read articles ever Sexy is the new golf.

Paige Spiranac Reacts

Spiranac clearly isn’t thrilled with the new guidelines posting the following remark on Twitter:

The LPGA however are standing by their new policy.

Heather Daly-Donofrio, the LPGA tour’s communications and tour operations officer, told Golf Digest:

“The dress code requires players to present themselves in a professional manner to reflect a positive image for the game.”

by Michael T. Lynch – contributor

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