Uniforms Are a Long-Standing Tradition in Golf

December 6, 2018 · Print This Article

There is a long-standing tradition behind the reason why golf caddies at the Masters all wear the same uniform.

In the past, golfers didn’t have their own caddies with them on the golf course. The golf course or tournament organiser would assign a caddie to the player for the event. This practice was common many decades ago but largely died out in the 1970s. One of the reasons why a uniform was provided for the caddies is that the earliest caddies at the Augusta National were poor men from the local community. The official uniform that they received on the day helped them to look professional for the event.

It was not until the early 1980s that The US Masters changed its policy and discontinued the practice.  However, even though the players could take their own caddies to the tournament, they were still required to wear the traditional uniform.

As in golf, many other sports require specific protective clothing, overalls or other types of branded gear. The logic behind this is simple: not only does it make it easy for players and spectators to distinguish between players and helpers on the field, but it also protects players, caddies and other helpers from the risks involved with being at an outdoor sporting event, such as exposure to the sun, runaway balls, etc.

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