COL­LAR CRIMES

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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

The re­turn of Ian Poul­ter: this made one Golf World reader very happy in­deed. Golf World re­serves the right to edit all let­ters sub­mit­ted to Your Views for style and length pur­poses.

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