Wednesday, August 27, 2008

LPGA Mandatory English Only Rule

You can bet the ACLU will be suing over this one....

From Yahoo News --
The LPGA will require players to speak English starting in 2009, with players who have been LPGA members for two years facing suspension if they can’t pass an oral evaluation of English skills. The rule is effective immediately for new players.

“Why now? Athletes now have more responsibilities and we want to help their professional development,” deputy commissioner Libba Galloway told The Associated Press. “There are more fans, more media and more sponsors. We want to help our athletes as best we can succeed off the golf course as well as on it.” More...

I believe this is the only sport that will require some sort of basic concept of the English language. The LPGA should be commended!


  1. I would doubt this story is going away any time soon.

  2. hey Ben! Sorry about the delay in responding back and not answering other comments you left. I have been having problems with the comments loading on my pc. For some reason have problems loading.

    Anyway - yes this story will not be out of the news soon. I figure the ACLU are sharpening their pencils.

    Soon as the LPGA tries enforcing it, you can be sure a lawsuit will follow.


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