The LPGA is under fire for introducing a draconian womens golf dress code that precludes plunging necklines, leggings and revealing skirts on the course
The Ladies Professional Golf Association( LPGA) has come in for stiff criticism after it introduced a new dress code that prohibits female golfers from sporting plunging necklines, leggings or uncovering skirts on the course.
Initial reactions were overwhelmingly negative, with Teen Vogue accusing the governing body policy of slut-shaming female players. The progressive and influential youth magazine also said the code sets players and women in general route back.
As of 17 July, the LPGA will crack down on athletic wear following a 2 July email to all players from LPGA player president Vicki Goetze-Ackerman, which detailed an extensive listing of attire that will no longer be allowed on course and at pro-am parties on the tour.
Any transgression of the new code, as indicates that there is a report by Golf Digest, will result in a $1,000 penalty for the first offence, with fines doubling for each subsequent breach. Items in the new code were expressed in the following dot points in Goetze-Ackermans email 😛 TAGEND Racerback with a taunt or regular collar are allowed( no collar= no
racerback) Plunging necklines are NOT let. Leggings, unless under a skort or shorts, are NOT permitted 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. Appropriate attire should be worn to pro-am parties. You should be dressing yourself to present a professional image. Unless otherwise told no, golf clothes are acceptable. Dressy jeans are permitted, but cut-offs or jeans with pits are NOT allowed. Workout gear and jeans( all colourings) NOT allowed inside the ropes Joggers are NOT allowed