With regard to the letter you ran last issue (‘Collar Complaint’), I cannot see any objection to wearing a shirt without a collar. I can also see no reason why shirts need to be tucked in.
I like to play golf with my shirt out. It makes me feel more relaxed and cooler on hot days. I still look smart but casual.
We sometimes see some laughable outfits on the courses we play, but they have their shirts tucked in so that’s OK. And what is this problem with jeans? As my son has pointed out, he will pay up to £100 for a pair of jeans that aren’t acceptable on the course, yet it’s OK to play with a scruffy pair of £15 trousers bought from a supermarket.
I have played most of the courses in Norfolk without tucking in my shirt and have yet to be told that I wasn’t suitably dressed. As I pay nearly £1,000 a year for my membership, I feel entitled to play dressed as I feel comfortable, providing I’m not scruffy.
I agree that we need to keep our standards in the game, but surely playing with your shirt untucked is not lowering them. This is 2017, after all, not 1917.
A bit of politeness and consideration on the course is more important than getting upset about a collarless shirt or tucking your shirt in. Richard Gayfer, Holt