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Golfers react to ‘slut-shaming’

THE LPGA has introduced a stricter dress code for its players that some are describing as "body shaming."

Starting Monday, tour pros will not be able to wear shirts with plunging necklines, leggings or short skirts.

LPGA President Vicki Goetze-Ackerman issued the new guidelines in an email, which quickly drew criticism from Teen Vogue magazine.

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"As more and more pointless dress codes interfere with our daily lives, women are standing up for their right to wear what they want and not be slut-shamed. Apparently, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) missed the memo about that."

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"[W]e don't see why someone can't look professional in leggings," the magazine stated in an article on Sunday. "If anything, policing these women's bodies and clothes takes away from their professional accomplishments. And if the sport wants a positive image, body-shaming is not the way to get it."

Golfer Paige Spiranac, who has been criticised for wearing revealing clothes on the course, also weighed in.

Golf Digest excerpted the new requirements handed down in Goetze-Ackerman's July 2 email:

  • Racerback with a mock or regular collar are allowed (no collar = no racerback).
  • Plunging necklines are NOT allowed.
  • Leggings, unless under a skort or shorts, are NOT allowed.
  • Length of skirt, skort, and shorts MUST be long enough to not see your bottom area (even if covered by under shorts) at any time, standing or bent over.
  • Appropriate attire should be worn to pro-am parties. You should be dressing yourself to present a professional image. Unless otherwise told "no," golf clothes are acceptable.
  • Dressy jeans are allowed, but cut-offs or jeans with holes are NOT allowed.
  • Workout gear and jeans (all colours) NOT allowed inside the ropes.
  • Joggers are NOT allowed.

The new rules come just months after the LPGA said it would allow athletic wear on the course.

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