The Ladies Professional Golfing Association (LPGA) is a U.S.-based organization with a lone focus on professional female golfers. The LPGA is appropriately headquartered at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Florida. There are tons of hot women in the Sunshine State because this distinct state produces bright and attractive ladies, especially during the brutal hot summers.
In case you didn't know, the LPGA is best known for running the LPGA Tour, a series of weekly tournaments featuring the best female golfers from around the world. So there's clearly no shortage of attractive ladies swinging their golf clubs on the grassy green golf course. Golf babes may not be household names, but they're worth a glance.
Golf is far from a popular sport, as many sports fans think it's really boring; but if you're into gorgeous gals dressed in skimpy outfits, you might want to pay attention to the LPGA because this female-centered organization shows a lot of skimpy outfits. These outfits may not be as revealing as the risque ensembles worn by the ladies who participate in sexy sports like beach volleyball, lingerie football and even cheerleading, but they're naughty enough to make the LPGA's management shake their heads and question the female's intentions on the golf course. After all, there are female athletes in ALL sports who want to continue to build their brand and end up modeling for women's and/or men's magazines, especially Sports Illustrated, Maxim and Cosmopolitan, just to name a few.
Here are 15 golfing outfits the LPGA would NOT approve of.
15 Paulina Gretzky
Paulina Gretzky (daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky) isn't an LPGA player, but she's engaged to a PGA player named Dustin Johnson, who currently plays for the PGA Tour. The couple have two sons named Tatum (born 2015) and River (born 2017). They appear to be a happy couple on and off the golf court.
Anyway, Paulina ruffled the feathers of some LPGA players after posing as the cover girl in an issue of Golf Digest. Clearly, Paulina's white-hot outfit and provocative pose didn't sit well with some female golfers, but it's clear that Golf Digest is trying to sell magazines by finding stunning females who can grab the attention of the average male.
"It's frustrating for female golfers," American golfer Stacy Lewis told USA TODAY. "It's the state of where we've always been. We don't get the respect for being the golfers we are. Obviously, Golf Digest is trying to sell magazines, but at the same time you like to see a little respect for the women's game."
14 Paige Spiranac
Paige Spiranac (LGPA hopeful and Instagram star) has been deemed as "too sexy for golf" by the LPGA. And, you can obviously see why, as her derriere is barely covered by a white mini skirt. She pretty much gained her popularity on social media for her looks as well as revealing outfits.
In 2017, the LGPA released a new dress code for its female golfers. The strict code reportedly says that golfers cannot wear shirts with plunging necklines, leggings and mini skirts. As you might have expected, Spiranac opposes the code, but the LPGA continues to allegedly slut shame its golfers.
The LPGA has more power than Spiranac, so she can't change the current rules unless if she becomes a part of the association's management staff.
13 Anna Rawson
Anna Rawson (Australian-born American golfer and model) has played on the LGPA Tour and the Ladies European Tour. She got her start in modeling at age 16 when she finished as a finalist in an Australian "Dolly" Magazine cover contest. She played NCAA golf at the University of Southern California, where she was named as an All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention in 2001, 2002 and 2004. She eventually earned her master's degree in business administration from Columbia University in New York City in 2015.
Here's just one of the many pictures of Rawson floating around on the internet. She's posing on the green grass in a matching outfit. While the outfit may look innocent, she sort of reminds us of Britney Spears in the late 1990s with her hat and semi-intimate look. This look is still not something the LGPA would approve of, though.
12 Lexi Thompson
Lexi Thompson (American golfer) is quite mature for someone her age. She's 22 years old right now, but she actually made her debut in the U.S. Women's Open at the young age of 12. Yes, 12.
In 2011, Thompson became the youngest ever winner of the LPGA Tournament at age 16. Just three months later, she became the second youngest winner of a Ladies European Tour event, capturing the Dubai Ladies Masters by four strokes. She won her first major championship in the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Thompson also makes headlines for things not related to golf. In this picture, she's wearing nothing but a little black dress with a ruffled feather skirt and a pair of black and white wedges. Sure, she's still young, but this outfit is suitable for a party, not a golf tournament.
11 Paige Spiranac (Again)
What, you're surprised to see Paige Spiranac again? You really shouldn't, because Spiranac has been the most outspoken golfer in her displeasure with the LPGA's restricting dress code. She even wrote an entire article herself in how the dress code is sexist towards female golfers.
She outlined a ton of different reasons why the dress code is wrong and outdated: "By labeling women as looking “unprofessional” when showing cleavage or shorts worn under a skirt, the LPGA is perpetrating the outdated stereotypes about the connection between what a woman wears and her morals... and they must bend to the every whim of the male gaze."
As for this picture, Spiranac's low neckline and short shorts would be a definite no-no for the stuffy LPGA.
10 Blair O'Neal
Before the LPGA announced its new dress code for female golfers, Blair O'Neal (American golfer) sported a pink dress and a matching pair of sneakers for the Dubai Ladies Masters. Pink may be a sweet, girly color for the ladies, but the strict dress code was implemented on the basis of professionalism, so they have to present themselves in a professional manner to put on a positive display of the game.
At this very moment, O'Neal's dress wouldn't be approved by the LPGA, as it's not long enough to cover her bottom area, even with shorts. It's a little sad how the LGPA's new dress code put an end to many outfits, but it is what it is. So in the meantime, just enjoy this picture of her all pink ensemble.
9 Michelle Wie
Michelle Wie (American golfer of Korean descent) has described the LPGA's new dress code as "unfortunate."
Wie told Bunkered: "I totally respect the LPGA’s decision and their wishes – it’s something that I have been slightly fighting with them for the whole year...I plan on totally following them but I think it is a bit unfortunate...We’ve been having a lot of discussions because a couple of the outfits that I have worn this year have raised eyebrows a little bit. So I can see where they’re coming from but, like I say, I think it’s a little bit unfortunate."
The 2014 U.S. Women's Open champion used to wear collar-less shirts on the golf court most of the time, but now, she's abiding by the rules. Whether or not you think she's attractive, she still turned heads with her revealing outfits.
8 Paula Creamer
If you're looking for a successful golfer, look no further. Paula Creamer (American golfer) has won 12 professional golfing tournaments, including 10 LPGA tournaments. As of 2017, she ranks 10th on the LPGA's all-time career money list with a reported total amount of $11,915,165.
Creamer is sort of a veteran as she's 31 years old, but she has nearly $12 million, so you can only imagine all the clothes she can purchase for her wardrobe. She likes to show off her toned body with revealing shirts as well as short dresses and skirts, which isn't a bad thing. The more sensual, the better.
But the LPGA has recently enforced dress codes that would justify the skirt worn in this photo too short as you can see her upper thighs. That being said, Creamer would've been fined for violating at least one of the dress codes.
7 Alison Lee
Alison Lee (American golfer of Korean ancestry) lives a double life as a golfer on the LPGA and a college student at UCLA. In the 2013-14 season, Lee was ranked No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 16 weeks. She turned into a professional golfer in December 2014.
Lee is also known for her adorable looks, but like every other girls, there are times where she can be smokin' hot...like when her golf skirt ride up when she's collecting a golf ball or tying her shoes or something like that. It's obvious the LPGA wouldn't approve of little mini skirts like that. With all the backlash the LPGA has gotten for introducing this dress code, you wonder if they'll scrap it.
6 Sandra Gal
#tbt to warmer weather and swinging the club again. But let's be real. I only needed an excuse to post this pic, cause there is not much postable content happening right now. Me hanging out with my puppy in leggings, a hoodie and big warm socks, finishing up my Christmas present painting and working out every day. Maybe I should post more work out pics, but I need someone to take them, cause gym selfies just don't work. I'm really enjoying down time and looking forward to Christmas with the fam. But there is this little itch. To be back in Florida and start practicing. Soon. Very soon. Happy Thursday everyone ✌🏻 📸: @Tobias_Kegler 🌍: Cannes, South of France
Sandra Gal (German golfer) currently plays on the LPGA Tour.
Sure, it's debatable that any lady with a nice golf swing is attractive, it's not debatable that some ladies attract more attention than the rest. With that being said, Gal is one of the hottest ladies in the world of golf who has been featured on lists on men's magazines like Men's Health.
In this snap in honor of Throwback Thursday, Gal is pictured swinging a club on a dock near a lake in warm weather in Cannes, France. Her white dress with a cross-back wouldn't be appropriate for the LPGA, so it's a good thing she wore it while practicing her swing in her spare time. Hey, how about if beach golf were to become a thing?
5 Veronica Felibert
Veronica Felibert (Venezuelan golfer) is definitely a catch. She plays on the LPGA Tour and also holds an MBA from USC. There are other steamy Venezuelan ladies, but she stands out from the crowd due to her athletic ability to play golf. She's been on tour for a little while now, with this shot taken back in 2012.
Take a look at this picture and you'll see why she's a catch. Felibert's black tank top and white mini skirt are just fine, but she doesn't seem to be wearing enough attire underneath the skirt, which would be deemed as a violation on the LPGA's current dress code. Whoever took this improper picture got a glimpse that was a bit too graphic for the average person.
4 Katrina Brodsky
Katrina Brodsky is a Los Angeles-based editor of Keller Rose who also works as a model and stylist. Keller Rose is a website that focuses on style, fashion, editorials, travel and inspiration.
Brodsky's other hobby is golf. When she's not modeling the latest fashion trends, she's posting photos and videos of her playing golf in flimsy outfits that have made the Golf Channel. Like this outfit seen here of her spaghetti strap tank top and a tight pair of workout shorts. We're pretty sure the LPGA wouldn't approve of this super tight outfit. Fortunately for us, Brodsky doesn't have to abide by such a restricting dress code and she can hit the links all she wants in outfits like these.
3 Elise Lobb
Elise Lobb doesn't play golf anymore, but she still gets plenty of practice. Obviously wearing a swimsuit would be considered inappropriate for golf, but if you look at Lobb's Instagram feed, the LPGA would seemingly have a problem with every outfit she wears when she's hitting the links.
Lobb has moved on to be crowned Miss Daytona Beach 2014 and switched to a career in sports reporting. She's currently a co-host of Fox Sports' Swing Clinic. She also runs a YouTube channel, where she posts videos about beauty, fashion, DIY tutorials and look books. She must be a little relieved that she got out of the game when she did, with this ridiculous dress code now in place.
2 Sharmila Nicollet
Sharmila Nicollet (Indian-French golfer) doesn't play on the LPGA Tour, but she plays on the Ladies European Tour and that's close enough. Not only does she break down cultural barriers and open doors for women of color, she's a stunning mixed beauty who continues to show us what success looks like. She's just the second woman from India to earn a full-time card on the Ladies European Tour.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that a girl like Nicollet would wear seductive clothes and shoes. Here, she's getting ready for a round golf...in a decorated tank top, what appears to be a beachy mini skirt and a pair of sparkly silver heels. The LPGA wouldn't like that at all. But the viewers sure would.
1 McKenna Pautsch
It's easy to see why McKenna Pautsch—former collegiate golfer at the University of Redlands—is at the top of this list. She can show off her sweet swing and even sweeter looks as her body is top-notch. She tends to leave little to the imagination when it comes to her Instagram photos.
Even though McKenna doesn't play on the LPGA Tour, she's still a lover of golf and just fitness in general. It clearly shows since she can play beach golf in what looks like an orange halter top and purple patterned bikini panty. Hopefully, she'll remember not to wear an outfit like that to the LPGA Invitational or else she'll be in hot water.
So what's the moral of this article? The LPGA really has to get a life.