LPGA star Lexi Thompson recently went back in time to the early 1900’s, trying the same vintage clothes and clubs that female golfers of the day had to play with.
In throwback photos and in a behind-the scenes-video at redbull.com/LexiThrowback, she goes all in - from double layers of wool, to putters with an old school hickory shaft. Needless to say, the experience made her appreciate her modern day gear.
“I don’t know how they played golf in those outfits, especially if it was hot out,” said Thompson to RedBull.com. “I was wearing at least two layers on top and bottom, and a jacket on top, which was very restrictive on the back.”
On the clubs, she had this to say:
“I took a swing with a very old club and it’s made of totally different material. It was made of wood back then and now it’s graphite. I don’t know how my swing would have done with those clubs back then.”