A golfer was informed he would not be allowed to play at a premier Sydney golf club last week after he turned up wearing black socks and black shoes (in shorts) - and it has caused a stir among our GolfMagic followers on social media this week.
Ewan Porter took to Twitter to reveal exactly why he was turned away from the club where he was told he would need to change into a pair of the club's white socks in order to continue with his tee time.
Visited a premier Sydney golf club today. Was told I wouldn’t be able to play wearing black socks with black shoes and I needed to buy white club socks. Leaving this open for discussion, but I said out of principle, I’d prefer not to play than bow to archaic rules.— Ewan Porter (@ewanports) October 14, 2020
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"Visited a premier Sydney golf club today," tweeted the golfer in question.
"Was told I wouldn’t be able to play wearing black socks with black shoes and I needed to buy white club socks. Leaving this open for discussion, but I said out of principle, I’d prefer not to play than bow to archaic rules."
In GolfMagic's latest poll about wearing black socks on the golf course, 78% of our followers on Instagram voted in favour.
Now in a day and age where golf hoodies are accepted on the golf course (at least by most clubs in 2020), most of our followers were adamant that the colour of a golfer's socks should not matter in the slightest when it comes to playing golf.
One golfer said: "What an absolute joke to turn this guy away from the club for wearing black shoes and socks. The game has gone."
Another wrote: "Outdated. Golf needs to wake up."
"This should not be an issue. Let's welcome as many to the game as possible," said another golfer.
"If hoodies are allowed then f*** yes! This isn't Wimbledon," commented another follower.
"I’m yet to hear a reasonable explanation as to why white socks are a must and any other colour is simply unacceptable," said one golfer.
Other golfers, however, are happy to adhere to the rules of each golf club.
"Daft or not.... private clubs are entitled to have their own rules I don’t necessarily agree with that rule.... but they are entitled to have their own rules."
"Wouldn't be allowed on some courses I know," said another.
"Rules are rules to be fair. At my course you have to wear knee high socks," said one golfer.
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