The club is going straight downhill and I am quite upset about it

Pax Arcana

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…

Golf club ends 113-year sock rule [BBC]

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3 responses to “The club is going straight downhill and I am quite upset about it

  1. As long as there’s no rules against wifebeaters and cutoffs we’re cool!

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  2. Please…no self-respecting golf club would let someone with your belly hair in.

  3. And no self-respecting club would let someone who ends his sentences with a preposition in.

    Wait. I mean…

    And no self-respecting club someone who ends his sentences with a preposition in would let.

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