A couple weeks ago, Instagram golf star Paige Spiranac came out swinging at the LPGA for its newly announced dress code, which forbids "plunging necklines" and skirts or shorts that show the "bottom area,"
"In a world where women are continually and unwantedly sexualized, this new rule serves as yet another reason for women to feel ashamed of their bodies, and a reminder that to be respected, they must alter their behavior because of outside perception," Spiranac wrote in Forbes.
Turns out, she's not alone. With the Women’s British Open set to being today in England, other golfers are weighing in on the policy and few are pleased.
"It’s something that I have been slightly fighting with them for the whole year," American Michelle Wie told The Sun. “We’ve been having a lot of discussions because a couple of outfits I have worn this year have raised eyebrows a little bit."
British golfer star Charley Hull has also slammed he changes. “I don’t wear any of them, so it doesn’t really affect me. But I think it’s a shame, as many people label golf old fashioned and we need to move away from that," she said.
“Golf needs to be more original and athletic. If you look at most golfers, I don’t think they look that good. If the clothes were cool, more people would play and watch it.
Still, no one has been quite as cutting in her criticism as Spiranac, whose comments may be less restrained because she doesn't play on the LPGA tour.
And also because she's the only woman in golf who regularly dresses like this.