Would you play golf naked?

Would you play golf naked? - Photo of Henrik Stenson playing golf in his boxers
Singapore
March 14, 2009 11:29am CST
I don't play golf but I do have a glance over the sports pages in the papers. It was the first tee Friday at the World Golf Championships-CA Championship and this guy, Henrik Stenson, apparently managed to get his clothes muddy. Instead of letting it spoil his performance, he gaily stripped to his boxers and continued to play. No one seemed to mind but I thought his exhibitionistic aspect must have been waiting for this opportunity since forever. If myLot lets me attach the photo successfully, then you will see him in his almost full glory. What do you think about him stripping? Should he have done this possibly obscene and offensive act? Should he have just stayed in his clothes? Is this his cheap ploy for quick fame (he wasn't much noticed before this)? Would you play golf naked yourself?
21 people like this
59 responses
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
14 Mar 09
I wouldn't play golf outside naked, I wouldn't want to scare anyone. Now if I could play golf in privacy and it also would depend on my partner, then I might play golf naked. Lucky for this guy that he listened to his momma and wore clean underware, you just never know.
4 people like this
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
14 Mar 09
LOL @ clean underware
2 people like this
• Singapore
15 Mar 09
Heck if you own your own private golf course, you can wear anything or nothing.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
14 Mar 09
This made me smile, no publicity is bad publicity even when it's butt naked! I guess he was a prize exhibitionist, mind you it's a good job he knew which ball to swing at! I mean with boxers on there would be extra swing involved! Couldn't he have stopped play and run back to the clubhouse and changed into clean clothes, or borrowed some clothes? I am sure he didn't need to resort to stripping. Because this discussion was a notification, I have gone into the discussion without seeing the pic, dependent on not if he has a nice bod to display would make a difference to me LOL! As to whether I would play golf naked, well there is a small problem, I hate GOLF! Now if it was water sports then I would definitely go naked ;0)
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
14 Mar 09
Having seen the picture, Wolfie will happily excuse him for stripping ;0)
4 people like this
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
14 Mar 09
I think we ought to point out to wizard that there was no 'mud' until page 3 - and even then we kept it as clean as we could
3 people like this
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
14 Mar 09
Heheeeeee
2 people like this
@nannacroc (4049)
14 Mar 09
As I agree with the who said golf was a good walk spoiled, I wouldn't play golf. As I live in England it's always too flipping cold to strip off so I think the answer would be eeeeerm no. If he's comfortable with himself and he keeps his boxers on then why not play that way.
3 people like this
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
14 Mar 09
Suddenly Wolfie finds there is something actually interesting about Golf! I am sure he will get a lot of followers after that stunt, I wonder if his balls glow in the dark too!
3 people like this
@nannacroc (4049)
14 Mar 09
Do you want to borrow my glasses Wolfie? Maybe it's just that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
3 people like this
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
14 Mar 09
No glasses needed, I even took mine off (I wear glasses for the computer) and I have to say well I wouldn't mind you know, I won't say any more, I would happily be his caddy and polish his, hohum....
3 people like this
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
14 Mar 09
I wouldn't play golf in any conditions at all, don't like the game. I can't help thinking he is hoping that a sun-lamp company will hire him for a before and after publicity stunt.n He certainly looks like he could do with a holiday in the sun, poor soul. What happens if it rains again - what was he going to remove then?
3 people like this
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Could you imagine if it did rain. Those boxers were tighty whiteys. I have heard of a wet t-shirt contest but not a wet underware contest. That might make golf fun to watch, hehe.
4 people like this
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
14 Mar 09
I wouldn't be surprised if the Golfing Federation suddenly got a stampede of followers and sign ups to play Golf. Lots of willing people to take on the role of his caddy and carry his balls and clubs ;0)
4 people like this
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
14 Mar 09
@ Polly - the only balls I enjoy watching pertain to games of tennis - too much walking about to watch any on a golf course @ Wolfie - there ya go, a great job out in the countryside with fresh air thrown in too
3 people like this
@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
14 Mar 09
30 years ago I would have! Or at least, half-naked. I wouldn't subject anyone to my wrinkled old body now, they might get sick.
3 people like this
• Singapore
15 Mar 09
aww
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Good lord no, I don't think I could play golf naked nor any other sport. Atleast this Henry person was wearing boxers, I am in wonder though if he had been wearing a men's bikini or briefs if he would have done it. Well, boxers cover alot of area in some cases more then some shorts do so I doubt it would be offensive in any case.
2 people like this
• Singapore
15 Mar 09
The boxers look pristine white still, the mud must have just soiled the clothes a bit. I would imagine the boxers will be dirtied if the muddy situation was severe.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
15 Mar 09
Well, if it was that muddy and he hated being dirty.. Makes me wonder what he was going to do if he got his boxers to dirty? Maybe someone was getting him other clothes while he played in his boxers.
1 person likes this
• Singapore
16 Mar 09
Maybe he will take off the boxers LOL. Anyway it seems I got it wrong. Apparently he took it off because he anticipated his shot will get him all muddy. He doesn't want that so he took it off, took that shot then put the clothes back on. I guess to him, wearing clothes on a all muddy body is more comfortable than a clean body wearing muddy clothes.
@mummymo (23707)
14 Mar 09
Ok before I answer this properly I have to let you know that I do not golf, I do not play golf and I think that golf is a waste of time! On the other hand my other half loves golf , plays golf and thinks that it should be everyones priority! lol AS it happens the other half was watching coverage of this game when it happened. He didn't strip down because he got a little muddy and continue playing. He had to play a shot he knew was going to leave him wet and covered in mud which would make him very uncomfortable as he continued with the game and would apparently have affected his playing ability therefore he stripped down to play the shot, then got dressed again and carried on! He is apparently a well known professional golfer worth millions of pounds and not in need of publicity. I for one though am quite pleased that he did this as hw looks rather yummy and I wouldn't mind at all if he played like this more often - in fact I might even start watching golf if he did this all the time! lol Hugs xxxx
2 people like this
• Singapore
15 Mar 09
tsk tsk - You are in the running for best response!
I see! Thanks for the correction mummymo. lololol to him whetting your appetite. But still, isn't stripping quite against the decorum of the game? According to your hubby, is this actually acceptable without anyone battling an eyelid?
1 person likes this
@mummymo (23707)
15 Mar 09
Gee thanks for the medal wizzy that has made my week! AS for the decorum of the game etc - according to hubby it is perfectly acceptable! Better that than ruin his chances! Seemingly too other pro golfers have done similar things , just hasn't been caught by tv cameras! lol xxx
1 person likes this
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
14 Mar 09
I have no idea Wizzy! Do they allow this? I thought its a gentleman's game and they have strict decorum! Henrik Stenson is looking like an amateur who is more of an exhibitionist though. And when the world looks at you like that I wonder what next he could do!
2 people like this
• Singapore
15 Mar 09
Apparently they allowed this - to my surprise lol.
1 person likes this
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
16 Mar 09
Unbelievable! Which tournament was it?
1 person likes this
@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
16 Mar 09
The first reaction on my mind is that maybe he is doing this on purpose for quick fame,as you said in your post that he wasnt much noticed before this.I dont know ,either.Nor can I play golf.Well,personally,I think its fun.lol Golf is a kind of exercise,so whats wrong with playing it naked?Its much better if he did it privately but not in public,esp.at the World Golf Championships.However,you cant deny that its a very smart move to draw attention.lol
2 people like this
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
16 Mar 09
So would I play golf naked, yes I personally would. I have no shame in this at all, I would do anything unclothed if the law allowed, aside from cooking, that is just dangerous. Him stripping was his choice, I think it would have to be a lot of mud to make it necessary. From what I understand most professional golf courses do have a dress code. I don't believe this is possibly obscene or offensive, but I understand that a fair amount of the population would, he should have taken that into effect, and he most likely did. As for staying in his clothes, again, it would depend on how much mud. But in the context of the situation, I think he should have. Probably, and it would work quite well I imagine, with people from every part of the spectrum saying something somewhere about it. Cheers.
• Singapore
16 Mar 09
It was a tournament so I would have thought there would have been some decorum required.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
15 Mar 09
I thought golf required a certain decorum and boxer briefs is not in them. Personally, no matter what he is or is not wearing he doesn't float my boat...so no fame there in my eyes.
2 people like this
• Singapore
15 Mar 09
I thought it is not too suitable to be in boxers for that sport too.
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
14 Mar 09
First, I don't play golf. Second, I would not play golf naked. As for the guy who got his clothes muddy and then played in his boxers...........He is nuts. He should have stayed in his clothes. I would think the golf course would have rules about attire. I think his actions were in bad taste. I am glad I did not see this guy play golf.
2 people like this
• Singapore
15 Mar 09
Well it seems I got it wrong. He knows that shot would get him muddy so he took it off for that shot then wear it back. But still... he should have just brought a fresh change of clothes since it is not an amateur.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
14 Mar 09
No I wouldn't..my B**bs would get in the way and wreck my swing....He could have stayed in his clothes but truthfully he probably got more attention that way!
2 people like this
• Singapore
15 Mar 09
ha!
1 person likes this
14 Mar 09
Definately a cheap ploy But hey he got more balls than me ... literally LOL! I can't play golf and I think if I stripped whilst doing it someone would pay me to put my clothes back on Either that or the men in white coats would come and take me back to the funny farm
2 people like this
• Singapore
15 Mar 09
Yea, you got to grant him that - he's got balls.
1 person likes this
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
14 Mar 09
No No and No... No I don't golf, No I would never do anything in the public naked and no I don't think he was acting appropriately. Thanks however for the post, not your fault the guy is an idiot.
2 people like this
• Singapore
15 Mar 09
Yea, I do think it is not quite appropriate for him to do that (but of course, I am assuming here from what little is reported on the papers).
1 person likes this
@snowneo (116)
• Canada
14 Mar 09
I personally dont think it is offensive, in fact really it is just like wearing shorts, and as long as he is wearing his undergarments I see no harm in it. If the need be I would most definitely play golf naked.
1 person likes this
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
16 Mar 09
Bra and panties is the same as a bikini aren't they? I have seen this in public places more then once, every one seemed to be okay with that. All right on to the rest of the discussion.
1 person likes this
• Singapore
16 Mar 09
Sure if they are the same to you...
@ysobelle (202)
• Philippines
7 Aug 09
I think official sports have their official uniform...
@mansha (6301)
• India
14 Mar 09
Ha ha this is just too funny You just failed to admire the person's dedication to the game. I have heard many golf stories but this one takes the cake. I doubt if mylot will ever let you upload the picture of him but you can post the link of this news for me to see. And being a gal if I go naked I wonder what the news would be.If at all as there are so many of them parading around as it is.Ha Ha Ha I just can't stop imagining him and laughing. This admirable to the point of ...hmm stupidity is that the right word?Ha ha ha ...
1 person likes this
• Singapore
15 Mar 09
Yea mansha, I don't find golf anything exciting enough to inspire dedication from me. That picture appeared in many major newspapers including the one I read. And they gave him real lot of estate space. My comment about myLot and attaching the photo is because sometimes, myLot gets buggy and my picture though already uploaded with the discussion does not appear with the discussion. Usually this would not be too much a problem but for this discussion, I think showing the picture will help to let you see it for yourself what I am talking about.
1 person likes this
@mansha (6301)
• India
15 Mar 09
Do you know Golf people are treated as class apart(may be as my friend puts it becasue they are like that"Emperor's new clothes") ? P.G. Woodhouse has a full book dedicated to them.
1 person likes this
• Singapore
16 Mar 09
LOL
1 person likes this
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Well My Lord. Whatever gets attention whether it be good attention or bad attention. Some times to get noticed you have to do something that not everyone will like. It worked didn't it. here you are talking about it. Would you be here discussing him if he had not done some thing so shocking. I am sure there are others talking about him as well Voila Instant fame !!!!!
1 person likes this
• Singapore
15 Mar 09
So you would do something like that to rocket to fame?
1 person likes this
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
15 Mar 09
naw im not that bold
1 person likes this
• Singapore
16 Mar 09
But you are Princess!
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
23 Mar 09
It is just mud. How bad can it be that you need to strip to your boxers in order to continue the game? Isn't there some sort of dress code required when entering the club? And shouldn't this dress code be ovserved for the whole duration that you are in the club, with exception for people using the pools. Hmm... a case of double standards? Or is the progress of the game so important, it is okay for a player to be playing in the greens in his underwear?
• Singapore
23 Mar 09
Apparently I got it wrong. He stripped to PREVENT the mud from getting onto his nice clothes. His current shot will make him all muddy which will affect his performance later on so he stripped for this shot, then put his clothes back on. I assume he has a towel to clean the mud away before he re-attire himself lol. I would have thought there is a dress code too, especially since this is a tournament...
1 person likes this
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
24 Mar 09
hmm... Interesting. And the judges allow that to happen. And he is the only one who stripped for that particular hole?
1 person likes this
@csrobins (1125)
• United States
16 Mar 09
I would have just stayed in my clothes unless it was hindering me and I wanted to win really bad. I would have done what he did but I wouldn't have gone fully naked. I am not a man. haha.
• Singapore
16 Mar 09
What's stopping a lady to do what a man does lol.
@csrobins (1125)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Haha, true enough