We all do dumb things when we're younger. Many of continue to do them when we're older, but we digress. Among your list might include getting ear spacers -- you know, to make your earlobes a flesh tunnel in lieu of getting an earring like a sensible rebellious person.
Well, turns out that respectable employers don't want to hire people with a dime-sized hole in their ear, including, apparently, the PGA of Great Britain.
The Guardian reports a golf connection to the country's latest plastic surgery trend: closing up your earlobes. If the earlobe is stretched beyond a half-inch in size, it can only be closed with a surgical procedure.
“There’s a lot of negativity around about ear-stretching,” said surgeon Adrian Richards. “We recently treated a golf professional who was joining the PGA. They wouldn’t let him join with stretched ears."
Then again, having such a large space in your ear would make a great space to put your ball marker.