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#1 PuttOvr

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:21 AM

Is wearing a hat / cap in the club house still frowned upon.

I see people wearing caps every were these days, and when there is a open eating area / restaurant in a club house, is it worth chatting the person to risk putting people of the venue?
 



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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:28 AM

It's a big no from me.

How hard is it to show some respect to the traditions and standards of the club you are visiting.

Tuck your shirt in, take your hat off inside and don't wear cargo shorts when you're at a golf course.
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:55 AM

Is wearing a hat / cap in the club house still frowned upon.

I see people wearing caps every were these days, and when there is a open eating area / restaurant in a club house, is it worth chatting the person to risk putting people of the venue?
 

 

No sunshine in clubhouse so no need to wear a hat.


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 12:15 PM

I disagree with a lot of golf traditions but some etiquette and protocols are worth maintaining.
No hats in the clubhouse and strict policy on dress code throughout the course. Why do you think young professional golfers are so different to young professional tennis players?

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 12:28 PM

As a golfer I know the tradition

As a bar keep in a golf club I am surprised at the number of times I have to remind peoples to take their hats off...

In saying that without wanting to be sexist why is okay for the lady golfer to wear a hat inside the club???


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 12:56 PM

As a golfer I know the tradition
As a bar keep in a golf club I am surprised at the number of times I have to remind peoples to take their hats off...
In saying that without wanting to be sexist why is okay for the lady golfer to wear a hat inside the club???

I haven't seen any women wearing hats in our clubhouse.
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 01:46 PM

As for lady golfers, it depends on the occasion.

If it's a sun hat of some description that they wore on the course, same rules as men.

But if it's a more formal occasion and their headgear is, for exampe, some little feathery thing that's supposed to be dressy, that's ok. e.g. a funeral wake.
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 03:11 PM

Most of the occasions I have been in the bar it’s been social players, people that don’t play much, that aren’t familiar with the hats off policy. I believe the downfall is the spike in taverns being built and people wearing their caps in the main bars.
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 03:35 PM

I disagree with a lot of golf traditions but some etiquette and protocols are worth maintaining.
No hats in the clubhouse and strict policy on dress code throughout the course. Why do you think young professional golfers are so different to young professional tennis players?

Because adrenaline is not the friend of the professional golfer. Because tennis at the highest level is played in a claustrophobic ampitheatre. Golfers would take beta blockers if they were allowed, tennis players would take steroids if they were allowed. I don't think it has anything to with dress standard.



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Posted 23 December 2018 - 03:40 PM

Is wearing a hat / cap in the club house still frowned upon.

I see people wearing caps every were these days, and when there is a open eating area / restaurant in a club house, is it worth chatting the person to risk putting people of the venue?
 

Lets not get started on the burqa! Why is not spelt with a u after the q? 

I think headwear should only be for climactic reasons. Stay warm or avoid sunburn. Hats and sunglasses indoors are just rude and I wouldn't share a table with that person.



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Posted 23 December 2018 - 03:49 PM

Because adrenaline is not the friend of the professional golfer. Because tennis at the highest level is played in a claustrophobic ampitheatre. Golfers would take beta blockers if they were allowed, tennis players would take steroids if they were allowed. I don't think it has anything to with dress standard.


With respect, I disagree. Competitive golf is full of adrenaline, just without the same degree of physical exertion. It’s sll about role models and expectations. Golfers earn roughly the same and commit from the same age. Yet golfers and tennis players have the opposite ratio of appalling behaviour. Gotta be a reason why

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 04:10 PM

 Pleased to see all replies show respect for the game of golf 

I have always look to the person entering or leaving a dojo for the bow of acknowledgement.  
This similar and simple gesture, always comes to mind, when removing my cap on entering the club house. 

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 04:41 PM

With respect, I disagree. Competitive golf is full of adrenaline, just without the same degree of physical exertion. It’s sll about role models and expectations. Golfers earn roughly the same and commit from the same age. Yet golfers and tennis players have the opposite ratio of appalling behaviour. Gotta be a reason why

With respect, I gave you the reasons. I've seen clubs thrown, clubs broken, bags thrown into lakes etc. Most of those kids don't make it because golf at the highest level is about temprament and building a score. But even if a hot head makes it to the big time the "stadium" golf is played on and the way it is telecast means the bad behaviour is not shown by the telecasters. Tiger is one of the most fined players in PGA history but it rarely makes it to the night time news. Tennis is played in an ampitheatre where spectators can watch a player argue with the umpire or yell at their coach the whole game. Robert Allenby spent most rounds abusing his caddy but all we see on telly is the good shots he plays. 

In terms of the golf vs tennis argument, tennis in Australia has one of the biggest tournaments in the world yet golf can't even get it's own players to come home to play in our tournaments. I think golf could learn a few things from tennis.



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Posted 23 December 2018 - 04:48 PM

Hats off in clubhouse, pure and simple except if medical conditions require a hat to be worn inside.
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 04:51 PM

I disagree with a lot of golf traditions but some etiquette and protocols are worth maintaining.
No hats in the clubhouse and strict policy on dress code throughout the course. Why do you think young professional golfers are so different to young professional tennis players?

yeah. And tennis is struggling as a sport?

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