Old 03-22-2012, 12:10 PM
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Default This is why the PDGA has a dress code.

But on a recent Sunday, the players were neither sporting fancy pants nor wielding gleaming irons. Instead, they wore crumpled T-shirts and dusty sneakers, and toted colorful discs as small as dessert plates.
This quote was pulled from an article in the Sacremento Bee, cited in the PDGA e-mail blast that just went out.

It shows an outsider's view of the sport and those that participate in it. While ball golf gets terms like "fancy" and "gleaming" we get "crumpled" and "dusty."

I know there are plenty of people who will say "who cares what other people think?" But there are plenty of others who always ask "why aren't we taken seriously?" This illustrates one good answer to the latter question.

I agree with the former question a bit. It doesn't matter what others think as long as we enjoy playing. But at the same time, there are benefits to having a cleaner, more athletic appearance.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:13 PM
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where is the professionalism and etiquette of that the sport needs? I too agree to an extent that it doesn't matter really what others think, but if you want this to be more main-stream, more endorsed and sponsored like golf and other sports a certain way of conduct is needed and respected.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:14 PM
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Pay courses will change this. I wish there were a lot more pay courses. It sucks that outsiders see disc golf as a trashy sport.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:17 PM
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I like crumpled and dusty.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:17 PM
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Bradley Williams wore a dress at Worlds last year. lulz
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:18 PM
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I'd rather not wear my fancy pants when I have to go into the brier patch looking for my lie.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:20 PM
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People stereotype too much. They have to realize that we don't play on pristine fairways and don't have caddies that carry our bags so that we can dress in $50-$100 shirts and so forth. We play in the trees, get down and dirty walking through bushes and shrubs and the like. This is a "dirty" sport and I'm sorry but even though I have the money to buy nice golf apparel I'm not going to buy some $50 shirt so some bystander can have a good impression of me and the sport. I'm not about to have it ruined by getting it snagged on briars and thorns. I'll leave the Polo shirts for when I'm on the links and not in the trees.

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Old 03-22-2012, 12:20 PM
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I don't think the quote from the article was meant to be negative but simply pointing out that there are two different types of golf. If anything the term fancy pants could be viewed as more negative than dusty sneakers. This is simply a writer using terms to differentiate two groups of people to tell a story. Don't make more of it than it is.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:20 PM
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So whats the dress code? Polo Shirt and Khaki Pants/Shorts? Whats restricted from wearing during a pdga tournament?
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I almost bought a hat for a guy at a tournament this weekend because it looked like someone shot it with a shotgun and then rubbed it in bleach and poop. Tournaments should have dress codes...
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