In Wake Of MJ Incident, Governing Bodies Need To Look At Courses That Actually Enforce Cargo Short Ban
The game is doomed if we keep kicking people away for wearing...gasp...shorts with pockets on the outside!
After reading ESPN Chicago's follow up to the much tweeted story about Michael Jordan's ill-fated from Miami's La Gorce CC, there is no better evidence for golf's image issues and overall neuroses than this...
"I've been there many times and no one told me a thing," Jordan told ESPN Chicago by text. "Then all of a sudden they come to me on the 11th hole and say I can't wear cargo shorts. Wow! The round is almost over and you want me to buy shorts now? Yeah, right!!"
A spokesman from La Gorce Country Club said their president was on vacation and declined comment at this time. An employee in the pro shop said that required attire is: "a collared shirt and golf shorts or pants, no cargo or denim. If there are pockets on the outside, it's not allowed."
Because people hide their knives and wads of tip money in those outside pockets, never on the inside!
It's not that we're doomed by the no cargo shorts rule, it's that this is not unusual at a country club to send some poor employee out to bother a Hall of Famer mid-round and tell him to get "proper" shorts or leave. Embarrassing.