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    Dress Code - Who is responsible?

    Firstly let me say - i have no issues with whatever dress code a golf course wishes to employ. Its their club they can make their rules.

    However - Who is responsible for making you aware of those Rules For a whole society day not a normal 4 ball?
    (bear in mind this club does NOT have a website and does not communicate via email)
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    Re: Dress Code - Who is responsible?

    Quote Originally Posted by MendieGK View Post
    Firstly let me say - i have no issues with whatever dress code a golf course wishes to employ. Its their club they can make their rules.

    However - Who is responsible for making you aware of those Rules For a whole society day not a normal 4 ball?
    (bear in mind this club does NOT have a website and does not communicate via email)
    I'd expect the club to let me know of anything specific. some places we book are quite keen to emphasise the code, others I think just assume you'll know.

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    Re: Dress Code - Who is responsible?

    Quote Originally Posted by MendieGK View Post
    Firstly let me say - i have no issues with whatever dress code a golf course wishes to employ. Its their club they can make their rules.

    However - Who is responsible for making you aware of those Rules For a whole society day not a normal 4 ball?
    (bear in mind this club does NOT have a website and does not communicate via email)
    For me, I would assume and expect normal golf attire to be standard unless advised otherwise.

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    Re: Dress Code - Who is responsible?

    As per MrC.

    If the club do not have a website and do not communicate well then they are not helping themselves but everyone who plays golf knows the basics of how to dress. The issue on the whole is for clubs who take things to an extreme, jackets, long socks etc. Golfers have to take some responsibility themselves (and I am someone who is not a fan of dress codes but does follow and respect them)
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    Re: Dress Code - Who is responsible?

    Quote Originally Posted by MendieGK View Post
    Firstly let me say - i have no issues with whatever dress code a golf course wishes to employ. Its their club they can make their rules.

    However - Who is responsible for making you aware of those Rules For a whole society day not a normal 4 ball?
    (bear in mind this club does NOT have a website and does not communicate via email)
    I would ask the club what their dress code is to save embarrassment

    I would say it would be the society Organisers responsibility to find out from the club and then let all players know

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    Re: Dress Code - Who is responsible?

    If they have a dress code outside of the norm (i.e. ties and jacket in the clubhouse), I would argue they should make you aware to save embarrassment.
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    Re: Dress Code - Who is responsible?

    Yeah, if they don't state it very clearly, either on the phone to you or on a website, I would expect it to be standard golf dress code - collared shirts and trousers/tailored shorts - nothing over and beyond that.
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    Re: Dress Code - Who is responsible?

    Now i can see that the view are fairly consistent with mine, i'll give some more context. I am specifically talking about Jackets & Ties for lunch.

    I run my works golf society, we visit the best courses in the country - in recent years we've been to Hankley, Woking, West Hill, Worplesdon, St Georges etc. So i fully understand dress codes and we will always comply - However, every single one of these has a different code and have therefore always made me aware (either through booking forms etc or calling me).

    On Monday we turned up to New Zealand for our society day, and the only communication i had had with the club was via telephone (even that was bloody hard work) - at no point did i receive any documentation etc.

    None of us took jacket and ties for lunch.

    I sat down with the club secretary and openly took some of the blame (obviously they could have just thrown us out, and i was acutely aware of that), but they would not even consider that it was any of their responsibility. To say he/they were rude to me was a massive understatement. so much so i almost left and had to sit in the car to calm down as i was so upset.

    we ended up eating SANDWICHES on the terrace rather than receiving a 3 course carvery, and to make matters worse - when i spoke to the bar to see about ordering a load of chips to go with it, they refused (despite chips being on the menu).

    The golf club was the most backward place i have ever been too, they were so far up their own a55es it was a joke. the golf course itself was great, but nothing in comparison to others in the area.

    i should add, that they did reduce our cost per person for the day (to their credit) which i was not expecting.
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    Re: Dress Code - Who is responsible?

    MendieGK, I have every sympathy with you in that case. Jackets and ties are an exception so I would expect the club to advise you of this. They will know that they are an exception and should have told you when you booked. I would not take a J & T to a golf club on the off chance.

    Write a scathing letter to the sec, a letter is always good as it will be read at the committee meetings, or should be, and it means you make it official.
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    Re: Dress Code - Who is responsible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tyrion View Post
    MendieGK, I have every sympathy with you in that case. Jackets and ties are an exception so I would expect the club to advise you of this. They will know that they are an exception and should have told you when you booked. I would not take a J & T to a golf club on the off chance.

    Write a scathing letter to the sec, a letter is always good as it will be read at the committee meetings, or should be, and it means you make it official.
    He basically said if you've been to all these other clubs you should know they all have the same rule....

    Woking/St Georges Hill - Jacket over golf attire
    West Hill/Worplesdon/Hanley - no change required
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