Dear Member

You will recall that a few years ago we changed our dress code policy to specifically allow the wearing of blue jeans in the clubhouse such that now our dress code is set out on the attached notice which is displayed on our website and in the locker rooms.

Basically, it says golf attire on the course and smart casual off it.

It does however then go on to specify many stipulations and restrictions on what this means in practice.

The Board believes that this is now outdated and is a potential barrier to encouraging potential members (particularly younger ages groups) and visitors from experiencing the Club. In fact, England Golf have indicated that overly restrictive dress is one of the main barriers in attracting new players to our game.

The Board have therefore decided that we can simplify our dress code without affecting our overall standards.

From now on our dress code will simply be;

Recognised golf attire on the golf course putting green and practice ground. Smart casual in the clubhouse and patio unless otherwise directed by the Club.

The explanatory notes will be dropped.

Our reasoning is as follows;

  • Golf attire is well recognised. If the pro sells it then it is golf attire. We do not need to stipulate that this does not include cargo shorts collarless shirts etc. For the vast majority of golfers, it is apparent what is and what is not golf attire. The stipulations are unnecessary and potentially patronising and condescending to the vast majority of people who play our course.
  • The policing of the dress code is difficult for staff and the various stipulations can still lead to uncertainty and tensions at the edges.
  • The changes made a few years ago have not led to a deterioration in standards of dress or behaviour.
  • It places the emphasis and responsibility on the individual to dress appropriately and we believe most of our members and visitors do this instinctively. The members themselves will be the most effective policers.
  • It demonstrates that we remain a progressive and forward-thinking club.



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