Let us dress like female athletes, says prominent LPGA golfer Sandra Gal

 

Female golfers should be able to dress attractively like tennis players, says prominent LPGA player Sandra Gal.

The LPGA has moved to impose stricter dress standards, forbidding players from wearing plunging neck lines, tank tops, short skirts and tights.

However, the German golfer, who has been voted "hottest golfer" by the Golf Digest, disagreed with most of the governing body's standards.

Germany's Sandra Gal says golfers should be able to dress like athletes.
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Germany's Sandra Gal says golfers should be able to dress like athletes.

"The only point I agree with is that there should not be low-cut tops, but I've never really seen that be an issue," she told Sports Illustrated.

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German golfer Sandra Gal has said short skirts in golf are no different to those worn in tennis.
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German golfer Sandra Gal has said short skirts in golf are no different to those worn in tennis.

"I think racerbacks look great on women and I think short skirts have been around forever, especially in tennis, and I don't think it's hurt that sport at all, considering they play for the same prize money as the men.

"Our main objective is clear: play good golf. But part of being a woman, and especially a female-athlete, is looking attractive and sporty and fit, and that's what women's tennis does so well. Why shouldn't we? I've talked to a few other players and, like me, they don't agree with it, either."

While Gal, who finished 27th at the US Women's Open, said most golfers she had talked to disagreed with the new standards, US golfer Christina Kim applauded the steps.

"I may sound like an old fuddy-duddy, but this is our place of business and I think players should look professional. Do you really need ventilation for your side-boob? It's not going to make your score better."

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The list of strict no-nos has been slammed as "slut-shaming" by Teen Vogue and is seen to be a backwards step for the sport, that is trying to appeal to millennials as it makes efforts to modernise the game.

 - Stuff

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