Golf club RIPPED for issuing dress code statement following Tyrrell Hatton win

Wearside Golf Club has been grilled by golfers on social media after announcing golf hoodies are not acceptable, comparing them to "designer ripped jeans".

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

Golf club RIPPED for issuing dress code statement following Tyrrell Hatton win

Golfers have ripped Wearside Golf Club on social media, after the club made a statement regarding that hoodies are "not acceptable golf attire" and are not allowed to be worn at the club, despite Tyrrell Hatton wearing one every day at Wentworth en route to his BMW PGA Championship success.

Hatton was the talk of the town during last week's European Tour flagship event, with the Englishman wearing a golf hoodie on all four days, as he claimed his third Rolex Series title and moved inside the top 10 of the World Rankings for the very first time.

Rocking an adidas golf hoodie at one of the best golf courses in the UK, golf fans took to Twitter to discuss the topic, with the majority agreeing that it's time for the sport to stop caring about what people are wearing and focus on increasing participation.

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We at GolfMagic are completely on board with the modern style that is becoming increasingly popular in golf and if it gets more people playing the sport then it should only be seen as a positive, but it seems some golf clubs are too stubborn to adapt.

In a tweet posted by The Club - a Twitter page that shares stories sent in by amateur golfers - a statement from Wearside Golf Club near Sunderland was revealed, that made it clear that despite hoodies being allowed at Wentworth and on the European Tour, they are not accepted at the club and were compared to "designer ripped jeans".

The statement read: "In light of Tyrrell Hatton's recent success and fashion statement and following discussions on this, can I draw your attention to the club's 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."

It didn't take long for hundreds of golfers to respond in the comments, shaming Wearside Golf Club for its statement.

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