First they let the Irish into Eton.
Then they allowed members of the lower classes to compete in polo.
Now they will let men at the Frinton Golf Club — my club — play without knee-length socks. Whatever this madness is, I want no part of it.
The issue was raised because the club had growing numbers of junior members who objected to knee-length socks.
Junior members are to be seen and not heard.
At least we were able to salvage some semblance of our nobler nature. So-called “jorts” are still out of the question:
The club, founded in 1895, still insists that men’s shirts must have collars and shorts must be tailored.
A dress code reminds golfers that: “No denim clothing, tracksuits or shell suits should be worn either on the courses or in the clubhouse.”
Nick Sams, a club professional, said: “The rule’s just been changed. Not everybody’s happy. It’s a very traditional club.”
Well. It was, anyway…