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Vintage Golf Club Cpl. D. J. Wu

“Pink shirt” Professional golf has its personal flare when it comes to fashion. Rickie Fowler, the young faced golfer who always has the brightest and boldest outfit on the course. Tiger Woods who always wears red in the final round of a tournament because his mother told him it’s his power color. These aren’t just their quirks, it’s their personality. Here you have Pink Shirt, a seemingly fashionable man wearing pinstriped pants to go with black and brown golf shoes, a black scaly cap and a bright pink polo, because he’s not afraid to say, “real men wear pink.” His attire rivaled Fred’s, a Vintage Club member, whose outgoing personality proudly matched his flashy plaid pants and red and blue Adidas golf shoes. The crowd of golfers laughed as the two eccentric golfers were paired up. They proved to be the rowdiest of the bunch.

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Some choose to call golf a sport while others will fight to the death to say otherwise. Regardless of any personal opinions, golf is a mental game. When things are going right it’s tranquil and peaceful.

Players drive the ball straight; they hit the fairways and can sink a putt like a professional. On the flipside, when things go wrong during a round of golf it becomes a raging battle inside their once-cool and collected mind.

Players begin to overthink. They make small adjustments to their swing, change their stance and power through the ball instead of having a solid, fluid motion. Concentration is key whenever it comes to golf and mind-over-matter plays into every opportunity during a game.

Playing against your own strengths can make golf unlike the peaceful game it’s known to be. Each stroke is different, just like each course is different. The mentality behind a round of golf is what makes the average player grow.

To counteract any of these things some players kickstart their golf mindset by dressing the part of the aforementioned golfer. Does it work? Maybe.

Forty Marines and sailors from the Combat Center exemplified just that, a mixture of veteran players and some teeing off for the first time. One thing they all had in common was they dressed the way they thought golfers do.


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This work, Combat Center Marines, sailors tee off at Vintage Club, by Cpl William Jackson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.15.2013

Date Posted:02.16.2013 14:40



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