Why is there a dress code?
Enniscorthy Golf Club has a long tradition of values that have come down through the decades from those early founders in 1907. This tradition incorporates respect for the course and fellow players, visitors and the family and the promotion of golf as a pleasurable activity and social outlet in the community. Part of this tradition is the upholding of a dress code for the course and clubhouse. We live in a time of great freedom of expression, tattoos, jewellery (bling) and clothing. Marketing companies have not overlooked this fact and spend millions promoting their wears with their logo or brand crest for the fashion conscience golfer. Yet, some of these fashions maybe contrary to what is acceptable on our club grounds because they break with tradition; a tradition which does not offend or promote blatant advertising or personal expression.
To maintain standards for all levels of users we suggest the following dress code in order that no one is offended and the clubhouse is a place to relax in the company of friends, fellow golfers and family.
There is a special dress code for players representing their club in inter-club tournaments. The Team Manager(s) will give guidance on the appropriate uniform that is acceptable if a player is in any doubt.
Dress Code and Etiquette
This is a guide to try and ensure that every golfer is given the chance to enjoy the game of golf while upholding its rules and traditions along with caring for the course. Please consider the points listed below.Respect – The spirit of the game of golf can be encapsulated by the word “Respect”
- Respect the course – leave the course as you would like to find it by repairing pitch-marks, replacing divots and raking bunkers.
- Respect your fellow players – be sportsmanlike and polite and avoid distracting them.
- Respect the game – by knowing the Rules and Etiquette of golf.
- Prior to playing a stroke or making a practice swing, please ensure that no-one is standing close by or in a position to be hit by the club or ball.
- Players should not play until the players in front are out of range.
- Do not play to an area where green-staff are working until they indicate that it is safe to do so.
- Shout ‘Fore’ immediately if there is a danger of a ball hitting someone.
- Players should discontinue play under Rule 6-8 I there is a danger of lighting.
- It is your responsibility to keep up with the group in front of you.
- If you can’t keep pace and the group behind are faster, it is polite to invite the faster group through.
- If a player believes that his ball may be lost outside a water hazard or out of bounds he should play a provisional ball, which will save time if the original ball can’t be found.
- Players searching for a ball should invite the group behind to play through, and not search for five minutes before doing so.
- The use of mobile phones on the course is permitted for emergency only.
- Mobile phone use in the bar is not permitted. Please move to lobby/balcony to receive calls.
- Shirts must be worn at all times.
- Collarless and/or sleeveless shirts or T-shirts are considered not acceptable.
- Football/Rugby style shirts are not acceptable.
- Round/crew neck golf shirts are acceptable.
- Track-suit/jogging bottoms and hoddies are not acceptable.
- Cut down or torn and ragged end denim trousers/shorts are not acceptable.
- Short must be tailored, no cut off denims,beach shorts, football shorts.
Dress Code Sample: What is and is not correct to wear.