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.
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.
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