Anyone who has played golf in warm weather while wearing light-colored cotton pants or shorts knows that after eighteen holes the area around the pocket opening becomes gross-looking and hard to clean. What golfers need is some kind of pants-pocket protector or pocket alternative—maybe a pocket-shaped insert (with a stabilizing external flap), which could be laundered separately or thrown away, or maybe a holster-like pouch that would attach to your belt and hang at your side (but not interfere with your swing). Or how about a miraculous spray that would prevent golf-related grime from adhering to pants fabric? Get to work, inventors!
While we’re on the subject of pants, I’d like to complain about something else. I own several pairs that are supposedly designed for golfers. One of their supposedly golf-friendly features is extra pockets, for scorecards and tees. That may sound like a good idea, but it’s not. The scorecard pocket and the tee pocket are right on top of regular pockets (one front, one back), and that means that every time you reach for either your scorecard or a tee you have a fifty percent chance of sliding your hand into the wrong opening. Anyway, why isolate tees from the other stuff you carry around? I keep meaning to sew those extra pockets shut, and someday I will.