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Masters 2024: A female patron’s style guide for Augusta National – Australian Golf Digest

AUGUSTA, Ga.—Each year when the Masters approaches, my obsession with the weather forecast intensifies—not because of the golf, but for more selfish reasons. You could call it a perpetual predicament, my “tradition unlike any other”.

Whether it’s the weight of tradition that hangs over the tournament, or the challenge of navigating the intricate maze of golf fashion as a woman, one thing is for sure: dressing for my week at Augusta National is no easy feat.

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What’s a no-brainer for most men at golf events—at least the ones I work with—who lean on the standard uniform of pants, polos and quarter-zip, a woman needs to intricately plan their daily options. Over the years, I have come up with my own set of “fashion rules” that I try to follow. As I roamed the course I couldn’t help but notice my own “rules” were abided by many of my fellow female patrons.

Rule 1: Stick to comfortable shoes… Augusta National is HILLY

You will be doing A LOT of walking, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes. I like to stick with white sneakers unless there is rain in the forecast. In that case, all bets are off, it’s best to stick with shoes that will dry quickly.

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Rule 2: Embrace the green https://www.golfdigest.com/content/dam/images/golfdigest/fullset/2024/BW2_1266.jpg

Whether you’re going all out, or just subtly tilting your hat to the Masters, green is the color of choice. This year, I boldly decided to risk coordinating with the iconic umbrellas near the clubhouse – a tad outside my comfort zone, but those green pants were a hole-in-one.

https://www.golfdigest.com/content/dam/images/golfdigest/fullset/2024/BW2_1219-Edit.jpg Rule 3: Hats are optional, but helpful https://www.golfdigest.com/content/dam/images/golfdigest/fullset/2024/BW2_1311.jpg

Bucket hats, golf hats, straw hats—take your pick, just make sure it complements your ensemble.

https://www.golfdigest.com/content/dam/images/golfdigest/fullset/2024/BW2_1246.jpg Rule 4: Skirts and shorts are OK but please mind your length https://www.golfdigest.com/content/dam/images/golfdigest/fullset/2024/BW2_1304.jpg

I’m about to sound like my 92-year-old grandmother but this is a golf tournament, not a night club. If the forecast is calling for a scorcher, shorts aren’t a bad option, but lkeep it classy ladies.

Rule 5: Accessorize with purpose https://www.golfdigest.com/content/dam/images/golfdigest/fullset/2024/BW2_1254.jpg

Whether it’s a Masters-themed purse, golf-inspired earrings or green in a scarf, accessories are the real conversation starters among your fellow patrons.

While navigating the world of women’s golf fashion can have more complexities compared to boring men’s attire, I’d argue it’s a whole heck of a lot more fun, allowing for more expression, creativity, and flair.

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