The Notre Dame golf team is sizzling hot these days, and the only thing that stands out more than their game, is what they wear.
"It's a lot different than what I'm used to," freshman Jack Litzelfelner said.
"There's definitely some second looks," junior Brady Dixon added.
Notre Dame's golfing garments are hard to miss.
"One thing about them, we can always tell our players when they're out on the course," said head coach Jerry Grim of his team blue and white checkered pants.
The team tried out the trousers last year, and "they just kinda stuck," Dixon said.
"The company that makes them is the same as the one John Daly wears," he said. "Loud Mouth Golf."
Onlookers reactions can be a mixed bag.
"Some people think they're a little loud, some think they're nice," Dixon said. "Honestly they're just really comfortable."
"They say they sure better be able to play golf if they dress like that," laughed Grim.
But putting in these pants has been no problem.
Notre Dame has lost just one tournament all year, and heads to State as a full squad for the third straight season.
"I think with this group of guys, we can buckle down, put up a few good numbers, and maybe lift that plaque," Dixon said.
Meaning they want to win more than just a fashion contest.
And maybe those checkered drawers give the Bulldogs a leg up on the competition.
"Every year they've had since they've got them its been good, so maybe there's some luck to the pants," Litzelfelner said.
"I think there may be a little luck to it. I'm not too superstitious, but we got something going for us right now, and I don't see it changing," Dixon said.
And why change out of what works, especially for a team that's never too big for its breeches.
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