The LPGA issued a more conservative dress code for female golfers recently. Below is the updated policy:
1. Racerback with a mock or regular collar are allowed (no collar = no racerback).
2. Plunging necklines are NOT allowed.
3. Leggings, unless under a skort or shorts, are NOT allowed.
4. 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.
5. 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 allowed, but cut-offs or jeans with holes are NOT allowed.
6. Workout gear and jeans (all colors) NOT allowed inside the ropes
7. Joggers are NOT allowed
As the Co-Founders of Hedge, a golf fashion brand, it is our responsibility to provide our customers with a collection that can simultaneously allow you to express yourself as a woman feeling beautiful and confident and be assured that you will not be defying the regulations of the male driven governing body of the LPGA.
To put it simply, we love to play golf. Because of our love for this sport, we have to operate in some very conservative environments that on any given day are laden with testosterone. This shouldn’t mean that we have to dress like a man to feel like we belong. I want to play my favorite sport and wear what makes me feel confident, that I can move in. I don’t want to be judged by what I’m wearing, or even spend two seconds on the course preoccupied by what some men might think of what I’m wearing instead of focusing on the ball. I’d like to be judged by how I play and my character on the course.
The problem is this: women do not have enough options for what to wear when they play golf. That is why we started Hedge. There’s virtually nowhere to shop for this niche sport. Good luck at your pro-shop, 90% have MALE buyers there who have no clue what women are looking for. They just buy the girly version of what men are wearing and slap a club logo on it. Trust me when I say, we do not want to look like men. And we know men don’t want us to look like them. But we’re not trying to distract men by dressing differently or by wearing form fitting, short clothes. We’re trying to be comfortable and retain a modicum of self expression. At Hedge, our solution is follow the rules because we love the game.... but maybe just bend them a little....and into an hourglass shape.