Golf’s time-honoured dress regulations are going out the door completely this weekend in the tiny Queensland town of Proston as naked golf becomes the latest fundraising innovation in the game.

In a report from ABC Wide Bay’s Brad Marsellos, he reveals golfers have been revealing themselves in Proston since 2013, with naked golf now a biannual occasion for the town 190 kilometres west of Noosa. The next staging of the Home of Wandering Bares Cup is this Saturday, October 30, at Proston District Golf Course as competitors bare all to raise money for the country club and the town.

The event is the brainchild of a visitor but Gordon and Joy Horne [pictured], who have been passionate members of the Proston District Golf Course for 17 years, are the driving force behind it. “They’re so passionate they got hitched on the green,” Marsellos’ report says. Yet maintaining a golf event with a difference, generating a tourism surge and gathering like-minded people are their primary motivations.

Gordon and Joy Horne with the naked golf day trophy.

“It’s just for people to come and enjoy life,” Joy Horne tells Marsellos, adding that the shedding of clothing is entirely optional.

“It doesn’t matter if you have got clothes on or no clothes on, if they want to wear clothes they still can, as long as they don’t mind us.”

The ABC’s report says there is, “no risk of arrest for wilful exposure, so long as – ahem – members don’t go near the closest road to safeguard passing motorists from seeing too much of an eyeful”.

As for us, we will leave completely alone any questions about shaft flex, how much rough is on the course and the likely odds of competitors recording a hole-in-one…

PHOTOS: ABC Wide Bay/Brad Marsellos