(Closed) Golf bees? I need help.

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@MrsPanda99:  The scariest experience for me was when we played golf down in Oregon and there were 5 other men (two guys had caddies!) watching me tee-off.  Luckily I hit a good shot, but it’s definitely frightnening being the only girl in a male dominated sport.  Don’t worry too much about what others are thinking, just have fun, enjoy yourself and don’t be too hard on yourself.  Trust me, it will be much more enjoyable that way.

Do you know what course you’re playing?

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@MrsPanda99:  Also when you say skirt, what type of skirt do you mean?  Is it kind of like a tennis skirt?  I don’t think “regular” skirts are acceptable, I think skorts are the only “skirt-type” apparel that is.

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@MrsPanda99:  Regular skirts are fine, as long as you have some sort of short underneath (like a compression running short). You do a lot of bending over in golf – teeing up the ball, reading the green, marking your ball, etc.

Your best bet is a polo shirt (tucked in) + shorts at least mid-thigh or longer + a belt + tennis shoes + visor or ball cap. You’ll also want to tie up your hair so it doesn’t get in your face.

As a new golfer, please please please pick up your ball after you’ve reached double par (you’ll see the par number on the score card… multiply this by two). Nothing is more frustrating than playing behind a slow group of beginning golfers.

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@MrsPanda99:  lol it’s okay, you’ll learn as you go πŸ™‚

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@MrsPanda99:  When I am actually golfing (and not just trying to look cute), this is what I wear, because it gets hot and I look gross in Bermudas:

Seriously, wear a hat/visor. Your face will thank you. Also, if you can, wear a sleeveless polo because that restricts my movements the least and keeps me a bit cooler. If this is your first time, dress more conservatively, because if you show up in short shorts/skort and everyone else is wearing capris/pants/bermudas, it gets awkward (dumb, I know…but it’s just easier to avoid a situation like that).

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@somethingaquamarine:  I knew we were kindred spirits!

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@MrsPanda99:  Golf is so much fun! Hope you have a great time πŸ™‚

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@MrsPanda99:  Sorry, I didn’t mean to imply that you would be a nuisance. In fact, I am a huge proponent of women learning how to play golf. I just meant to say that the more courteous you are, the more likely everyone (yourself included) will enjoy the round. Most of that is just learning the etiquette, which you can learn before starting your round. That means picking up your ball after you have twice as many shots as “par,” and taking out and putting in the flag when you’re on the green.

tl;dr: I don’t want to hijack your thread, but if you have any questions you can PM me. Hope you have a great time! All of the clothing advice PP gave you has been spot on.

Post # 27
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Bee Keeper

I would check the course rules but you’re safe with some khaki shorts (any color–old navy has them cheap) and a collared shirt, which I would pick sleeveless. 

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@somethingaquamarine:  I agree with you re: beginning golfers but I would prefer they let me play through vs ruining their day that they paid for too!

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@MrsPanda99:  i didn’t read the all of the other posts but i’m obsessssssed with golf so i love to chat about it!

 

First of all, if you wear a skirt, make sure it isn’t tight/restrictive. I prefer not to wear skirts because my thighs get sweaty while walking the course (cute? TMI?). I wear a lot of non-golf clothes. khakis/khaki shorts from Old Navy or whatever seem to do the trick. Definitely get a polo of sorts. I even have some lululemon collared zipup jackets/sweaters i wear over my polo if it’s not warm out.

 

Don’t worry that your running shoes are pink! No one will care. A lot of my golf clothes are vibrant girlie colours : )

 

As a first timer I would recommend playing “best ball”… this means that whenever you or anyone you are playing with takes a shot, you pick up your ball wherever it lands and take your next shot from beside whoever had the best shot. It’s great for newbies and really helps you learn/appreciate the game without feeling pressured or stressed. You can just relax and focus on your individual shots. Don’t keep score because it will just discourage you. I guarantee you will likely double par the whole course. if you don’t… you’re a star and need to quit your job and join the LPGA.

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