If you’re going for “sports with cool outfits,” golf isn’t one of them.
But hey, maybe someone can change all that. Why COULDN’T golf rank up there with tennis and ice skating?
Well, probably because people are assholes.
Instagram influencer Paige Spiranac recently shared that she was told by a woman on a golf course that Paige’s outfit was not appropriate. Paige, and y’all know I’m gagging writing this, said she has to “dress a certain way because she has ‘an image to uphold’.”
I mean — girl, wear what you want. Because YOU want to. Nobody cares about you nearly as much as you think they do.
Anyway: Paige says she always goes over the dress code when she plays a new course and follows the code, but apparently on the day in question her outfit choice did not align with this particular player’s golf-satisfaction.
Paige told her podcast that the rebuke left her in tears.
“I wore something I knew I wouldn’t get in trouble with,” she said. “I had a collar, I zipped the zipper up so there was no cleavage showing, it came about mid-thigh, and I felt like it was a very appropriate outfit.”
“This lady goes up to one of the workers and I hear her talking to this guy, and I can’t quite make it out. Then all of a sudden I hear, ‘what she’s wearing is inappropriate, we have rules, I’m going to talk to her,'” Spiranac explained. “I tee off and I’m shaking because I never want to be in a position where I’m making a bad first impression.”
She added, “I [like to] look inappropriate because I know the misconceptions on me to begin with so I really try to dress as appropriately as possible.”
Paige says she was able to get her round in, but the woman chased after her in the parking lot.
“She comes straight up to me, stops me in the parking lot, and she goes, ‘woman to woman, you need to hear this. You look cute but that is highly inappropriate, we have rules here and you cannot wear that outfit,'” She recalled.
“She was so condescending and so rude to me. She was talking to me like I’d never been on a golf course before and like I wasn’t rich enough to know these rules, and I’m just a stupid young girl that looks slutty on the golf course,” Spiranac elaborated. “I was just out there minding my own business and she makes a point to make me feel so small.”
“It was one of the most traumatizing experiences that’s happened to me on a golf course in a long time. I literally cried all the way home,” Paige confessed.
Paige no longer plays golf professionally, though she does have a huge fan base she enjoys talking with. She frequently holds Q&As and shares intimate details of her life.