I like the new fashions of these new guns on tour. For one, they’re bringing more attention to the sport and they’re also creating entire product niches and markets with the white belts, fancy belt buckles, pastel and neon colors, diva sunglasses etc.
I only wish I was the brilliant one who coined the descriptive phrase “metrosexuals on tour” in reference to the Phoenix Open. That came from a forum thread over on The Golf Space. I’d already come up with my own name for the tournament, which I thoroughly enjoyed by the way. “Battle of the white belts.”
We have Rickie Fowler in contention, wearing some very killer but slightly feminine Puma gear. Those amazing Puma Cell Fusion shoes he was wearing are the same ones I’m reviewing right now. Stay tuned. Winner Hunter Mahan was sporting a white belt and cool sunglasses which looked to be a combination diva/Elvis style. No sideburns though unfortunately. Camilo Villegas was completely decked out in what I’d call “tightie whitie.” His whole outfit was white and fit very tightly. Ya gotta have the body for that kind of getup, like me. Right.
Other quotes… Hmm. “Battle of the flat bellies” (except for Mark Calcavecchia) or the other good forum quote: “put on ice skates and they would have fit in with the Olympic Men’s Figure Skating competition.”
I think these guys are cool. I’m really looking forward to the next few years on tour to see how they develop.
I do NOT concur. I would argue that one of the reasons SOOO many non golfers DESPISE golf is a remnant of the UGLY and excessively flamboyant and annoying fashions worn in Johnny Miller’s heyday nsee also Doug Sanders of British Open fame). That is the image non golfers have had of golfers since that era and I feel one reason why we always hear honking and jeering from cars driving by our home course and its driving range. Golf fashions WERE good (aka conservative, tasteful, heterosexual) from about the late 80’s right up until Jesper showed up on tour. Most thought Jesper looked like a fruit loop (not that there is anything wrong with being non hetero, unless you’re actually straight)…and they were right. Although this weekend, Rickie made Jesper look like a regular (aka straight), non fruit loop kind of guy. Rickie is one of about 500 such pros that are re-ruining golf’s image (via thier fashion choices, not their talent which is phenomenal) and reminding non golfers why they despise the game of golf and golfers. 2 weekends ago, Poulter was the hetero playing the part of the non hetero. KNOCK IT OFF ALL OF YOU!
Don’t misunderstand me “ISBPD”… I’m talking about looking forward to these guy’s golf games, not necessarily their wardrobes. Though, it will be interesting to see what is the hot thing a few years from now.
what’s wrong with putting a little flash on the screen? these guys are obviouly great players and there are many more on deck and ready to take their turn at bat. what they wear is really nobodys business but their on.
Golfman, I’ll try to remember to mind my own business for the next 40 years (after this “flambouyant” trend ends) as cars drive by my home course honking and yelling profanities from their windows at me, my fellow players, golf course workers and the MANY CHILDREN that get to hear the profanities. We’ll all mind our own business. Nice point.