Is it long enough? New LPGA Tour dress standards put to the test

 

The LPGA Tour's new rules for on-course apparel have struck a backlash as golfers and fans protest what they say are overly strict measures.

The new rules reportedly were:
- Racerback with a mock or regular collar are allowed (no collar = no racerback)
- Plunging necklines are NOT allowed.
- 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

LPGA player Sandra Gal, voted 'hottest golfer' by Golf Digest, said the only new rule she agreed with was the banning of low-cut tops, and found the rest of the changes pointless.

US golfer Paula Creamer's skirt would be long enough under the new LPGA Tour rules.
ADAM FENSTER/ REUTERS

US golfer Paula Creamer's skirt would be long enough under the new LPGA Tour rules.

"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," Gal said.

READ MORE:
* LPGA's new 'Sunday school' dress code
* Gal: Let us dress like female athletes

 

Starting this week, the LPGA will crack down on the athletes following an email to all players from LPGA player president Vicki Goetze-Ackerman, which detailed the extensive list of clothing that will no longer be allowed on course and at pro-am parties on the tour, The Guardian reported.

Players could be fined US$1000 (NZ$1370) for the first offence, with fines doubling for each subsequent breach.

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