The LPGA is facing heavy criticism for its latest dress code restrictions for female golfers, forbidding plunging necklines, leggings or revealing skirts on the green.
Unsurprisingly reactions have been overwhelmingly negative from the golfing community, with Teen Vogue accusing the policy of "body shaming" and as "sexist".
Starting today, the LPGA will fine athletes up to $1000.
It follows an email to all players from LPGA player president Vicki Goetze-Ackerman, which outlined a list of clothing that will no longer be acceptable.
According to Golf Digest, the clothing items listed in Goetze-Ackerman's email were:
- Length of skirt 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.
- Racerback with a mock or regular collar are allowed
- Plunging necklines are NOT allowed.
- Leggings, unless under a skort or shorts, are NOT allowed
- Joggers are NOT allowed