2010 Golfweek for Her: Forecaddie - Natalie Gulbis and the skort

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Unlike The Forecaddie, Natalie Gulbis remembers the first time she took an awkward stance in a bunker while wearing a skort. It was 2001 at LPGA Q-School sectionals, and she had just signed with Adidas. Gulbis wasn’t quite sure what to make of wearing a skirt on the golf course, bending down to read greens and playing

in the wind. Obviously, she got used to it.

Gulbis loved the fact that she stood out her rookie year. In Year 2, she tested out the golf dress for Adidas.

Nowadays, even 49-year-old Juli Inkster loves the look. Of course, her two daughters influence that decision, telling mom she needs to “rock the skorts.” Even Lorena Ochoa called last year to ask if Gulbis could send her a skort. When it arrived, Ochoa quickly called back: “I need one longer.”

Gulbis shows off her toned, tanned legs in a standard sport-length skort. Ochoa wears the country-club length – 4 inches above the knee.

“I’ve asked to have it shorter, and they won’t let me,” Gulbis tells The Man Out Front.

In the locker room at the Tres Marias Championship in Mexico, Gulbis spotted an old picture of Babe Zaharias wearing a flowing skirt that cascaded well past her knees. Gulbis wants to ask Adidas to consider making a throwback line of long skirts.

That collective cringe and groan you just heard? That would be men everywhere.

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