Golf is a gentleman's game. It's a sign of respect to remove one's hat when greeting an adversary in a game. Gentlemen in the old days were expected to have higher moral standards than the common folk. So they had to respect all people, friend and foe alike. This tradition carries through in the gentleman's game of golf.
|5 years ago. Rating: 5|
It still is done here in the UK , well at least by my generation. When you ie a man enter a house, restaurant, church, etc. My father and Grandfather always lifted their hats/caps when they greeted a female, and when a funeral past them in the street. Young people here don't very often remove their hats / caps for anything or any body, most of them have not been taught to do that. One thing that really annoys me is when a man or boy sits at the table to eat with their hats still on.
|1 year ago. Rating: 5|