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Tennis white on the fairway

The best thing that ever happened to women's golf clothes has happened this year: they no longer look like women's golf clothes. Gone are mix-and-match colors, cute embroidered insignia, tee loops, fancy golf hats and overdesigned action pleats. The new easy-moving look of women's golf—as shown by these players at The Broadmoor Golf Club in Colorado Springs—is uncluttered, clean-cut and white, as white as that of tennis, but white made easy. All of the clothes are of easy-to-care-for blends of cotton with Dacron, Arnel or other synthetics. They are also easy on the pocketbook—none of the new golf outfits shown on these pages costs more than $35.

For a family foursome with her sons Whit, Peter and Jamie, Betty McGinley wears a knit sweater and skirt of cotton and polyester by Geist & Geist. Nancy Vogel (right) wears cotton-and-Arnel piqué by Rikki for Sport Trio which has a wrap skirt over a culotte.

At the clubhouse Nancy chats with G. Kenward-Eggar of the Pro Shop. She teams a popcorn-stitch sweater with a knit shirt by Geist & Geist. The cowboy hat by Adolfo is of natural rough raffia. All-white golf shoes, by Foot-Joy, complete the tennis starkness.

For cool afternoon golfing in the mountains, Laurie Long wears Geist & Geist's double-knit trousers and matching turtleneck with a stitched-cotton fedora by Adolfo. At right, Nancy golfs in a dress-length version, new this year, of a famous knit tennis and golf shirt—the Chemise Lacoste; to it she adds a Roger Van S elastic belt.