The news site of Evanston Township High School's student newspaper

The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School's student newspaper

The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School's student newspaper

The Evanstonian

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“Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden” history runs deep in Evanston

Lauren Dain, Christopher Vye, Lena Papa, Executive Editor, Sports Editor, Staff Writer November 19, 2021
In the twentieth century, it wasn’t uncommon to hear the word “golf” referred to as being an acronym for the phrase “gentlemen only, ladies forbidden.” While use of this expression has declined as social consciousness of women’s issues has increased, the sport still maintains a high-level of gender-based exclusivity. ETHS girls golf is no stranger to this, and its participants have to deal with the stigma of being female in a male-dominated sport every time they step up to the tee.