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‘Welcome to the 1950s’ – Kings of Leon drummer rages over policy at bucket list golf course

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Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill has told a Sydney “bucket list” course that their ‘no tattoo policy’ is “a hell of a way to grow the game.”

Before entering the un-named course, officials asked the 43-year-old to comply with the dress code, meaning a cover-up of all his tattoos — and he wasn’t happy about it.

Followill took to Twitter in rage, saying the “bucket list golf course just went on the f**k it list,” before adding, “welcome to the 1950s and a hell of a way to grow the game.”

Followill kept going for a short while, inviting them to a Kings of Leon concert, under one condition:

before appeasing the committee:

Comedy aside, the general feeling is that rules such as this are antiquated and not doing the sport any favours.

All summed up eloquently in a tweet by @KazLunn :

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  1. Lessons in Humility

    Nov 1, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Usually you would respect the rules of the house you enter.

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  5. Mike

    Oct 27, 2022 at 11:03 am

    I’m amazed at the stupidness here, we’re talking about tattoos??? What would anyone care if I have a tattoo or not. I work for a Fortune 25 company & have played golf at many nice places. I have a fairly small tattoo on my calf that shows my military MOS. Virtually, no one has ever asked about the tattoo when I play in shorts. And for the few that have, when I mention it’s from my army days, they almost invariably say “thank you for your service”.

    You’re worried about tattoos? Get a life. Focus on your game. Sad to see the comment about people that “Tiger brought into the game”. Oh, you mean those people that basically uplifted golf (and the entire golf industry) from a third tier sport in the mid-90s to prominence?

  6. Kings of Peon

    Oct 27, 2022 at 10:54 am

    Who is this wanker “Nathan” and why should I care exactly?

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  11. tom

    Oct 26, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    I could care less whether someone has a tattoo or not .. BUT….. if it’s a rule then comply or move on. WTF why is everyone so fu …in entitled? This country has gone to sh..t

    • Rick Hammel

      Oct 28, 2022 at 4:54 pm

      So you do care if someone has a tattoo? “Could care less” means you care. Try “COULDN’T care less” next time.

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  13. John

    Oct 26, 2022 at 11:13 am

    Wow, the intolerance by many of you is astounding. I have no tattoos and have no desire to get any but this is ludicrous. So if they say no piercings that’s ok? What if they said no chest or facial hair? Is it only visible tattoos or do they make everyone strip down fo hidden ones. I’d also like to ask a previous commenter exactly what kind of garbage did Tiger bring in? Was there a problem when Arnie or Daly helped bring in the working man into the game? I guess it’s ok when it’s your kind of people, right?

    • Leonard Washington III

      Oct 26, 2022 at 4:01 pm

      What do you mean “your kind of people”?

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  17. Michael

    Oct 25, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    The game has been invaded by enough cool kids and trust fund brat idiots who care nothing about golf in the last 3 years. It’s time 90% of them move on to the next thing. Grow up and come back later.

    • LO

      Oct 26, 2022 at 6:21 am

      It’s been going on longer than that. It’s the garbage that Woods brought to the game.

      • CallingOutLosers

        Oct 26, 2022 at 12:24 pm

        What kind of racist dog whistle is this?

        • GolfWRX Staff

          Oct 26, 2022 at 4:02 pm

          Precisely the one you stay up at night thinking about, while your wife’s out with the neighbor.

        • tom

          Oct 26, 2022 at 4:35 pm

          what is racist?

  18. Brandon

    Oct 25, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    I bet none of you would say anything to me and my sleeves in person. You would also be about 40 yards behind me in the fairway.

    • Happy Shooter

      Oct 26, 2022 at 8:19 am

      I concur Brandon. None of these jokers wanna fu*k with my arm sleeve and my +2hdcp either. I eat pieces of sh*t like them for breakfast.

      • Livininparadise

        Oct 26, 2022 at 11:10 am

        You eat pieces of shit for breakfast?

      • Happy Shooter's Nightmare

        Oct 26, 2022 at 3:47 pm

        You talk a good game. Care to make it interesting? $1K per hole match play. I’m in Vegas and can travel.

        • On Elm Street

          Oct 26, 2022 at 6:39 pm

          I’d play ya straight up of course. Hell I’ll play anyone straight up. However not for 1k a hole. I’m a cheapskate, and I couldn’t afford to pay ya if by some small chance I did lose. Love the callout, but I don’t play for that kind of money unless it’s someone else’s. Clint Eastwood always said…. A man’s gotta know his limitations…. 20 a hole you bet, and press when ur down. Tips at Coyote Springs in March. I’m there every year.

      • Dream Sleever

        Oct 27, 2022 at 10:48 am

        Happy Shooter – does your boyfriend have a sleeve on his cock too?

      • Dream Sleever

        Oct 27, 2022 at 10:51 am

        Happy Shooter – does your boyfriend have a sleeve on his shaft too?

    • LOL

      Oct 26, 2022 at 10:56 am

      You’re right they would have trembled at your greatness, cleared the tee sheet for you and amassed a gallery to watch your legendary play.

    • Let's Go

      Oct 26, 2022 at 4:03 pm

      I would, and you wouldn’t do *&^%.

      • Sleeves Aint Shite

        Oct 26, 2022 at 4:35 pm

        Yes and Brandon seems to like it when dudes are behind him.

    • Sleevy Wonder

      Oct 26, 2022 at 4:36 pm

      You like it when dudes are behind you don’t you Brandon?

    • Golfwrx intern

      Oct 27, 2022 at 12:59 pm

      Brandon, of course we wouldn’t say anything to you as we don’t own the course or set the rules, that is the job of people who work at the course. But thank you for flexing and letting us know how you hit it far. We are all very impressed. You are an insult to taste and decency.

  19. Frank the Tank

    Oct 25, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Glad the course told him GTFOH with his trash tattoos We need respect in this game young man. Dont let the door hit you when you leave

    • John

      Oct 26, 2022 at 11:18 am

      So someone with tattoos automatically lacks respect for the game? Pretty ridiculous statement.

  20. Bud

    Oct 25, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    I wish this rule was at more golf courses. Keep golf stuffy, it has grown enough.

  21. Jon

    Oct 25, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    Well Nate, band together with Martha Burk and start your own club. Now take your tats and GTFO.

  22. Paulo

    Oct 25, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    Tattoos are an absolute disgrace on a golf course. Tut tut young man

    • Mike

      Oct 25, 2022 at 4:33 pm

      Freedom of association and right to refuse service are wonderful rights of the private sector. Pound sand, drummerboy.

  23. Bob

    Oct 25, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    Private businesses can make whatever rules and associate with whoever they want and it’s not you and your body mutilating degenerates. Welcome to the 2020s.

  24. Bruce

    Oct 25, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    “Don’t you know who I am?”
    -Nathan Followill or whatever his name is

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Report: LIV exec calls McIlroy a ‘little b***h’ and says they can now finally get these 2 PGA Tour stars

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As the fallout from one of the craziest weeks the sport has ever seen continues, speculation is rife over what the future of golf will now look like.

Speaking during his hotly anticipated pre-tournament presser at the Canadian Open, Rory McIlroy made his thoughts clear, hoping the merger would now see LIV Golf vanish.

“I still hate LIV. I hope it goes away. And I would fully expect that it does. And I think that’s where the distinction here is. This is the PGA Tour, the DP World Tour and the PIF. Very different from LIV.”

However, per a report from Alan Shipnuck of the FirePit Collective, Rory may not get his wish.

According to Shipnuck, following the merger announcement, a meeting took place where Greg Norman addressed LIV employees and stated that there would be “no operational changes into the future.”

“Norman radiated confidence, saying that the 2024 LIV schedule was nearly finalized. “There will be no operational changes in 2023, 2024, 2025 and into the future,” he said. Then came the mic drop: ‘LIV is a stand-alone entity and will continue to be that moving forward. And that comes right from the top.’

Furthermore, a LIV executive told Shipnuck that every top name will now get a LIV offer but that McIlroy will be snubbed as “nobody wants that little bitch on their team.”

“Now we can finally get Hideki [Matsuyama] and Jon Rahm. I would say every big name on the PGA Tour will get an offer. Except Rory. Nobody wants that little bitch on their team.” 

What happens next remains to be seen, but it looks as if the wild and whacky drama is set to continue for quite some time.

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Report: Despite rumblings of LIV’s demise, a meeting took place yesterday that tells a different story

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After the shocking PGA Tour/DP World Tour/PIF merger, there was plenty of speculation that the deal would put an end to LIV Golf in the near future.

In the PGA Tour meeting Tuesday, commissioner Jay Monahan said “that a full review of LIV’s commercial viability would be conducted at season’s end”. Those who were in the meeting took that as a bad sign for the future of LIV, including Rory, who spoke about LIV in his press conference on Wednesday.

As for Rory McIlroy:

“I still hate LIV,” the four-time major winner said. “I hope it goes away. And I would fully expect that it does. And I think that’s where the distinction here is. This is the PGA Tour, the DP World Tour and the PIF. Very different from LIV.”

Despite the rumors of its demise, Alan Shipnuck of the Firepit Collective wrote on Thursday morning that the feeling after Greg Norman’s press conference with LIV employees that isn’t going anywhere.

Shipnuck, who’s had his ear to the ground for almost two years on everything LIV Golf, shared the feeling he got when watching the Norman-led meeting.

“By way of an opening, he said, ‘Congratulations, you changed golf, and you did it in less than a year.’ The employees on the call had taken huge professional risks to join LIV and were understandably jittery. Norman radiated confidence, saying that the 2024 LIV schedule was nearly finalized. “There will be no operational changes in 2023, 2024, 2025 and into the future,” he said. Then came the mic drop: ‘LIV is a stand-alone entity and will continue to be that moving forward. And that comes right from the top.’

The author of “LIV and Let Die” then explained who is really calling the shots in the world of golf going forward: Yasir Al-Rumayyan.

“The man at the top is not Monahan. Or Rory McIlroy or Tiger Woods. Or the the lords of the Seminole grill room, Jimmy Dunne and Ed Herlihy, who brokered the truce with LIV in their roles as PGA Tour board members. No, Norman was referring to the new boss of all of them, His Excellency Yasir Al-Rumayyan. H.E., as he is referred to around LIV, is the governor of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which can alter economies and disrupt industries with its $650 billion warchest. He is also the chairman of the board of Aramco, the state oil company, making H.E. easily the most powerful person in the world who is not a head of state. His latest title is chairman of the board of the new PIF-Tour entity.”

“That means Monahan reports to him”.

Per Shipnuck, a high ranking LIV executive describes LIV as “Al-Rumayyan’s baby” and find it hard to believe he would let it disintegrate so quickly after how much effort he put into the venture.

“What people fail to understand is that LIV is H.E.’s baby,” said the LIV executive. “He has poured his heart into its creation.” This included numerous meetings in which Al-Rumayyan fussed over every detail, down to the look of the LIV logo.”

“We all went into the call with our heads hanging low, feeling so defeated,” says the LIV executive. “Then it became like in The Wolf Of Wall Street when Leonardo DiCaprio gives that speech and the whole room goes crazy. When His Excellency finished speaking we were all high-5’ing. It was like, Let’s fucking go! We’re gonna fucking do this!

Time will tell how it will play out, but as Shipnuck describes, the future of golf is in the hands of Yasir Al-Rumayyan.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (6/8/23): SIK blacked-out slant neck putter

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a SIK blacked-out slant neck putter.

From the seller (@Brooks_CupCake): “Sik Pro C. Short Slant. 365g headweight. Amazing shape. Right at 35” depending on grip. 69.5*. 3.5*. Brand New SS Grip. $385, OBRO (and emphasis on reasonable) USD Shipped via UPS and can work with the buyer for faster shipping if needed.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: SIK blacked-out slant neck putter

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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