US golfer Jimmy Walker joins Sideburns 2016 poll

In Uncategorized on August 1, 2016 by kmflett

Press release 1st August

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

US golfer Jimmy Walker joins Sideburns of the Year poll


The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that US golfer Jimmy Walker, winner on Sunday of the US PGA championship, and novelist Douglas Cowie have joined the annual poll for Sideburns of the Year.

The fourth National Sideburns Day is on 10th August, reflecting the growing popularity of a range of facial hair styles.

National Sideburns Day was originally held to mark Bradley Wiggins Olympic victory in 2012

The campaigners say that sideburns, sometimes known as mutton chops, and named after US Civil War General Ambrose Burnside were often worn by Victorian politicians

Bradley Wiggins reinvented the post-1945 tradition of sideburns from Elvis Presley to Noddy Holder and the late Lemmy and Alvin Stardust, turned them into something no self-respecting hipster would be without

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, The criteria for the Sideburns of the Year poll is that a contender should usually have had identifiable sideburns for at least 30 days in 2016 but should not be wearing a full beard. Jimmy Walker in particular represents an uptodate representation of that look

Sideburns of the Year 2016

Douglas Cowie, novelist

Noddy Holder, musician

Hugh Jackman, actor

Nicholas Lezard, writer

Jimmy Osmond, Masterchef finalist

Will Self, writer

Jimmy Walker, US golfer

Elijah Wood, actor



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