Golf Club Emphasises Hoodies Are Not Acceptable

One golf club in England has reminded its members that hoodies are not appropriate golfing attire after Tyrrell Hatton's win at Wentworth

Golf Club Emphasises Hoodies Are Not Acceptable
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One golf club in England has reminded its members that hoodies are not appropriate golfing attire after Tyrrell Hatton's win at Wentworth

Golf Club Emphasises Hoodies Are Not Acceptable

Tyrrell Hatton's sensational BMW PGA Championship victory marked his rise into the world's top 10 for the first time.

The Englishman's fifth European Tour title came in excellent fashion, winning by four strokes over the West Course at Wentworth.

However, one of the biggest stories of the week was Hatton's adidas hoody that he wore in all four rounds.

It was a huge hit on social media with many in the golfing world praising it, although some clubs did not approve.

One was Wearside GC in England, which reminded its members that hoodies are not acceptable golf attire.

"In light of Tyrell Hattons recent success and fashion statement and following discussions on this, can I draw your attention to the Clubs dress code and re emphasise that "hoodies" are not acceptable golf attire for Wearside Golf Club, no more so in fact than designer ripped jeans. ??

"I hope this avoids any unnecessary misunderstandings on this subject," the message read on the website.

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"I think it's perfectly acceptable and what he wore was very stylish and also very practical actually because it wasn't that warm, it wasn't that dry, so actually I think a hoody was perfectly good," Tom Clarke said on this week's Clubhouse Podcast.

"I think perhaps some high profile clubs or The R&A or England Golf should come out in support of hoodies because yeah, Hatton did look smart, it was a very nice hoody that he wore and I'm not surprised that it sold out," Elliott Heath said on the podcast.

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"Golf is an outdoor sport, you need to make sure that you keep yourself away from the elements as much as possible. I don't see any problem with it at all, and as you said I thought it looked very smart," Tom said.

"I think the likes of Nike, Under Armour and Puma are going to be trying to get their star athletes wearing hoodies," Elliott said.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x