This is absurd, even though I have a lot of tattoos.
Nathan Followill, the drummer for Kings of Leon, took to Twitter to voice his displeasure about a “bucket list” golf course in Sydney, Australia, not allowing him to show his tattoos.
“Welcome to the 1950’s and a hell of a way to grow the game,” Followill said in the post.
As the game gets younger, as it becomes more welcoming, it’s tough not to agree with the rockstar. Not sure how having tattoos affects a person’s ability to respect a golf course and the sport.
Sydney boasts several world-class golf courses such as Royal Sydney or the Alister Mackenzie designed New South Wales.
A Sydney bucket list golf course for me just went on the fuck it list. I was told I would have to cover up my tattoos due to a “no tattoo policy” Welcome to the 1950’s and a hell of a way to grow the game.
— nathan followill (@doctorfollowill) October 24, 2022
I’d love to say this is a rare policy, but speaking from personal experience, I was told I would have to cover all tattoos and piercings when interviewing to work as an Assistance Golf Professional at one of the most prestigious golf resorts in Florida.