Golf Refugees Manifesto

More BMX's than BMW's in golf club car parks.
More t-shirts and trainers on the fairways.
More carbon neutral golf apparel in pro shops.


Survival Manifesto

Are there too many rules in golf? Generated by an ever expanding army of blazers who lunch out and devise a few more convoluted rules over a glass of port. Soon it will be called the Encyclopedia rules of golf.

Do any of us amateurs or even the pros know the rules of golf? Lets cut our defence budget and get back to a few simple rules of golf. Play the ball where it lies. Which we can all remember and comprehend.

Why are dress codes for young golfers devised by old men who wear their trousers around their chests? Lets have a flexible dress code where golfers of all ages can wear what they like. Why do we insist that teenage golfers dress to look like their dads or mums? Fashion tastes of young people are only objectionable to old farts. Who probably wore something similar when they were young.

Now that planet Earth is suffocating from uncontrollable made-man emissions. Isn't it about time we started to ask how our golf apparel is made? Synthetic polyester derived from petroleum is a favourite fabric. It's single environmental saving grace is that it can be recycled. So why the heck aren't the big golf brands manufacturing shirts made from recycled polyester?


Survival Handbook for golf

If you are easily offended, please do not read.


The Argyle Sweater

This is not a sign of worship for the Argyle sweater.

Golf Refugees would be happy to see the demise of this garment from the fairways and clubhouses across the land.


Onion golf ball

Just been reading about the new Taylor Made Penta golf ball. Will this trend continue, with future golf balls featuring more and more layers? Could we all end up playing with onion golf balls?

For some reason this reminds me of the developemnt of wet shavers. With the savage single blade Bic razor, followed by the Wilkinson Sword classic double edge and now the five bladed Gillette Fusion Phenom.
I notice that Tiger and Co appear in the latest Gillette 'The best a man can get' TV advertisement.

Spot the guy with bits of tissue all over his face, after using the new 24 bladed razor. I dread to think what my girlfriend would do with that, if she borrowed it.
My design training focused on 'less is more', but what do I know? I think I may just grow a beard and stick with my heat absorbing original 2-piece black ball.