Troon Golf's new dress code -- or lack thereof

Troon Golf's new dress code -- or lack thereof

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    What. The. Hell.

    Read this news release from Troon Golf about the new dress guidelines at their daily-fee courses. Granted, these rules don't apply at their resort or private clubs, but still . . . gym shorts? And here I thought Troon was a classy outfit -- pun intended.

    Friday, November 30, 2012
    Troon Announces Updated Dress Guidelines At Daily-Fee Properties
    New Guidelines Create More Welcoming Environment
    Scottsdale, Ariz. (November 30, 2012) - In an effort to grow the game of golf by creating more welcoming and accepting environments for players, Troon® is pleased to announce new dress guidelines accepted at its daily-fee golf properties.

    While some courses might contain minor variances to the guidelines, the overall spirit of a more relaxed dress code now exists at Troon daily-fee facilities to make the game more conducive to today's modern social environment. Recognizing the constant evolution of golf in the way of both attire and culture, these changes are aimed at keeping the game relevant and appealing.

    "While history and tradition have always added to golf's appeal, the game has always embraced the evolution of golf attire in the name of both fashion and performance," stated Ryan Walls, Senior Vice President, Operations, Troon. "It is important that our facilities adapt with golfers' preferences by updating dress guidelines to ensure they always feel excepted and comfortable every time they visit."

    Examples of Troon's new attire guidelines on the course include:

    Attire - Socially accepted golf shirts are appreciated, but your comfort is most important. The nicer you look, the better you will play, so goes the rumor. Shorts can be just about any style, but please do try to present them at a length that everyone wants to look at. While gym shorts look best at the gym, we welcome you if that makes you comfortable to play golf.

    Footwear - Footwear is encouraged on the course for reasons of safety and should be of a type and style that will not damage the putting greens. On that note, no high heels, boots or the like please.

    For occasions inside the clubhouse, Troon's guidelines include:

    Attire - Clubhouse attire should be comfortable and follow event specific requirements. Denim (gasp!) is welcomed in the clubhouse at appropriate times.

    Footwear - Footwear is always required in the clubhouse. The club would prefer to see something other than sneakers during dinner hours and special events.

    About Troon

    Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world's largest golf management company also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf (daily-fee & resort) and Troon Privé (private) properties located in 29 states and 26 countries. Additionally, 48 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon properties include The Grove, London, England; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco.

    Visit www.TroonGolf.comfor additional news and information.
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    This is horrible news!

    Has the game went this far in the tank to find this totally acceptable?

    On another positive topic,  I saw where Micheal Jordan was banned @ La Gorce Country Club for wearing cargo pants.

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    I hope this doesn't start a trend.  I will never be considered a fashion plate but this is a disgrace.

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    Another Sad Day in society!!!!

    This is why there will always be a requirement for "Private Clubs" - Stay to the Traditions of the game. But, to "grow the game", better stated, "make more profits" it has become much less about the quality (Walmart effect).

    -ICONs for ALL

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    Another Sad Day in society!!!!

    This is why there will always be a requirement for "Private Clubs" - Stay to the Traditions of the game. But, to "grow the game", better stated, "make more profits" it has become much less about the quality (Walmart effect).

    -ICONs for ALL

    timb
    This is horrible news!

    Has the game went this far in the tank to find this totally acceptable?

    On another positive topic,  I saw where Micheal Jordan was banned @ La Gorce Country Club for wearing cargo pants.

    The reason behind "dress codes" - Sorry Mike! :-() (HAHA)

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    Hmmm. I am all for getting more people interested in the game, but wearing jeans is out of the question. I cannot stand when I see people wearing jeans.

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    I too am all about growing golf but...at what expense. How uncomfortable can golf shorts/pants and a polo be? If it’s that big an issue maybe a larger size might be in order.

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    thomas alston iii
    Another Sad Day in society!!!!

    This is why there will always be a requirement for "Private Clubs" - Stay to the Traditions of the game. But, to "grow the game", better stated, "make more profits" it has become much less about the quality (Walmart effect).

    -ICONs for ALL

    So true, so true. When you see people at the grocery store or other places in their pajamas and slippers you wonder where the decorum in our society has gone. Very sad indeed. 

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    unfortunately this is the state of our golf economy.  too many courses were built with the idea of charging huge greens fees.  now that isn't happening and courses are forced to be creative or close.  i don't like it and i will not play any of the Troon courses because of this, but i understand why they are doing it.

    i'm ok with jeans at some courses if they are nice jeans.  i play a little public course right on the Appalachian Trail and in the fall i will wear jeans there.  but if the course is nice enough to have a clubhouse worthy of staying to eat dinner, jeans shouldn't be allowed.  and gym shorts are ridiculous.  that's going too far.

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    Thats not how a top notch golf course should address their dress code. Nothing bugs me more than to see golfers in gym shorts and a cut off t shirt with no shoes on...happens at a local course here. Understandably though sometimes people that partake in  the summer golf league come straight from work to the course and they are wearing jeans. While most people don't like that look, if they are pressed for time in that situation i dont mind it...but on a saturday after noon when you have been sitting at your house all day and dont take the time to put on some nice clothes you're just being lazy.

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    A similar theme is now taking place at the country club I belong to.  They just passed a temporary rule allowing denim / jeans in the club house as long as they do not have holes.  This is just setting a bad presedence at a private club.  If you want to wear jeans, no problem, just do not wear them to a private golf club.  I think the main reason is the lack of income our club is generating latey.  Some members have expressed their concern that they go out at night in jeans and want to have a drink at the club on the way home or after.  Since jeans have not been historically allowed, they have taken their business elsewhere and this has been communicated to the board.  The board is now forced to alter rules to fit jeans it....

    I just dont get it.  Does it really kill you to put on a pair of slacks?

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    BostonBuzza
    A similar theme is now taking place at the country club I belong to.  They just passed a temporary rule allowing denim / jeans in the club house as long as they do not have holes.  This is just setting a bad presedence at a private club.  If you want to wear jeans, no problem, just do not wear them to a private golf club.  I think the main reason is the lack of income our club is generating latey.  Some members have expressed their concern that they go out at night in jeans and want to have a drink at the club on the way home or after.  Since jeans have not been historically allowed, they have taken their business elsewhere and this has been communicated to the board.  The board is now forced to alter rules to fit jeans it....

    I just dont get it.  Does it really kill you to put on a pair of slacks?

    I am with you!

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    BostonBuzza
    A similar theme is now taking place at the country club I belong to.  They just passed a temporary rule allowing denim / jeans in the club house as long as they do not have holes.  This is just setting a bad presedence at a private club.  If you want to wear jeans, no problem, just do not wear them to a private golf club.  I think the main reason is the lack of income our club is generating latey.  Some members have expressed their concern that they go out at night in jeans and want to have a drink at the club on the way home or after.  Since jeans have not been historically allowed, they have taken their business elsewhere and this has been communicated to the board.  The board is now forced to alter rules to fit jeans it....

    I just dont get it.  Does it really kill you to put on a pair of slacks?

    Couldn't agree more.  Denim and gym shorts have their place...and it's not on the course.

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    Golfchick, I will assume you copy/pasted that news release, so I find it amusing that they want golfers to feel "excepted" and not "accepted". They also "encourage" footwear, which would mean that playing barefoot is acceptable.

    Where the heck are these golf courses? This is GOLF, man, step up out of the gutter for a few hours and enjoy the experience!

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    Golfchick, I will assume you copy/pasted that news release, so I find it amusing that they want golfers to feel "excepted" and not "accepted". They also "encourage" footwear, which would mean that playing barefoot is acceptable.

    Where the heck are these golf courses? This is GOLF, man, step up out of the gutter for a few hours and enjoy the experience!