A product like Dunlop Golf's Nudie tees do nothing to help the reputation of a game characterized by many as latently sexist and sometimes outright chauvinistic.
The Nudie tees, which come in a pack of six for about $8, are a mold of a nude women, without a head or arms.
“Add a little humor to your game or, why not get these as a fun present for someone who takes the sport a little too seriously,” Dunlop says of the product on its website.
The tees have caught the attention of several publications on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as several women's rights and sexual-assault victims' groups, decrying the products as not only sexist, but disrespectful and ignorant of the violent way women are treated throughout the world.
Dunlop continues to sell the product on their website and is yet to comment on the reports critical of the product. Amazon continues to sell the product on their website, though Dunlop is not the only manufacturer of such tees.
A Change.org petition has been started in the U.K., asking the government there to ban the sale of the product. Over 3,000 people have already signed on in support.