Your Bogeyville Blogger concurs with the outrage vented by LPGA Tour players over the May cover of Golf Digest magazine that features model, actress and non-golfer Paulina Gretzky.

Golf Digest shows no respect for the top women players in the world when it puts Gretzky on the cover of its annual Golfit edition, striking a provocative pose in skintight Capri pants and sports bra, clutching an
iron.

They have a legitimate beef over this cheesecake photo, especially in light of the fact that only 11 LPGA Tour players have appeared solo on Golf Digest covers since 1969. The last was Lorena Ochoa in 2008.

And yet here’s Pretty Paulina, grabbing the cover and no doubt grabbing the attention of Golf Digest’s predominantly male audience. The cover headline says “6 Moves to Lower Scores with Paulina Gretzky,” and the inside story shows her demonstrating six exercises that will help golfers improve their scores. I’m thinking most men aren’t thinking about lower scores but just plain scoring with Paulina.

Golf Digest editor in chief Jerry Tarde offers this weak-kneed defense for the May cover:  “Paulina ranks at the high end of the golf celebrity scene today, and she has a compelling story to tell.”

Compelling story? What a bunch of BULLCRAP. Her primary connection to golf is that she’s engaged to PGA Tour player Dustin Johnson, and even Golf Digest admits she’s no fitness fanatic.

Still, she lands the Golf Digest cover. There’s at least a dozen LPGA Tour stars who could have been chosen for the Golfit cover. Unlike
Gretzky, they embrace fitness and know first-hand how it improves their
games.

Just remember this bottom line: 11 LPGA players on Golf Digest covers in the past 45 years. As for Pretty Paulina, may you enjoy a successful career as a fitness poser. But you’re not the right fit for the cover of Golf Digest. Hell, I wonder if you can break 100 playing putt-putt.


 
             Photo courtesy of nydailynews.com
 


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02/06/2017 3:24am

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05/23/2017 4:23pm

When I had a free time, I usually go playing golf. My friends and I loved playing golf. We always challenge ourselves on a difficult golf route and it was really fun. I remembered that time when my friend hit the ball really hard and it flew across the field. When we went searching for the ball, it was gone. Oh, I miss playing golf already!

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Publishers of this magazine shouldn't always acknowledge the fact that if they made a famous model and actress pose for their cover every single time, they would be one step ahead of their competitors. That's probably the dumbest logic I've ever heard. First of all, they are called Golf Digest for the sole reason of providing news, stories and the people around it who live in the sports of golf. So, why get a model and non-golfer actress to pose for this kind of magazine? In order to blend in and please the society, the media are also changing themselves to deliver what the majority wants. It just disappoints me so much how this is starting to become a trend everywhere.

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02/22/2017 3:58am

So you decided to pick up the game of golf. There is plenty to learn about this sport. You may want to start with some golf swing training.

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The golf tournaments are played on regional and international basis. The writer of the post admired Paulina, a golf player and victorious of many tournaments. The score and summary of the final match is thrilling Thanks for keeping us up to date about golf.

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I am very upset and angry about it just like you. I won't buy this magazine again.

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I am sure that this magazine will regret about it. It was really bad for their reputation.

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05/10/2017 5:32am

In recent years, customizing your golf-cart is very trendy. You can include different material which gives the cart a personalized look as well as increases the aesthetics of the cart.

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05/19/2017 9:47pm

Sharing this article with my friends.

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I agree that publishers must still pay respect to the sport. I personally think that athletes should be respected for their talent, no less. I think that fans should see the greatness of the talent of the person in that sport. This is true when the athlete may have a prominent and popular private lifestyle. People should pay respect to how these athletes have influenced the sport.

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09/04/2017 5:55pm

Good work by the blog writer! such a nice and informative article keep sharing more articles.

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09/13/2017 11:55pm

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