On the subject of Alex Noren’s “collarless shirt”, worn for the final round of The PGA Championship at Wentworth, I thought I would write.
Having recently purchased a similar shirt, I would say that it does have a collar, just not a traditional one.
I assume that the letter’s writer does not watch (much) golf on TV and is unaware that many other professionals wear similar shirts, including Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Paul Casey, Ross Fisher Tommy Fleetwood et al.
With regard to “keeping standards”, it is not so long ago that it was fashionable to wear short-sleeved, roundnecked shirts as worn by the likes of Tiger, Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke to name but a few. Tony Jacklin also wore similar, so it’s hardly new.
I agree with the letter’s writer that we need to attract new people to the game and I applaud his club’s decision to permit the wearing of jeans off the course. But why are they only doing this on Saturday after 6pm?
My own club introduced this measure a little while ago with no time restriction and it seems more members are using the club facilities as a result. Many a time I previously drove past the club and went to the pub because I was wearing jeans. CJ Archer, Email
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