Posts tagged "golf"

Scottish Politician Boycotts Golf Tournament Because Club Doesn’t Admit Women

Last week, Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, announced that he will be sending a junior minister to the British Open, a prestigious golf tournament,  instead of attending it himself. He’s an avid golfer and is not forgoing the event out of disinterest. Rather on a matter of principle: the club hosting the event doe…

By: Mary Odell / July 5, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: 5-Year-Old Golf Prodigy Bella Dovhey

Don’t let her blonde curls and dimpled smile fool you: five-year-old Bella Dovhey means business. Although quite young, golf prodigy Dovhey is really getting into the swing of things, a potential professional golfing career just a chip, pitch or putt away.

Bella’s father, Micheal Dovhey of Oviedo, Florida, is amazed by his daughter’s golfing…

By: Daley Quinn / June 26, 2013

Condi Rice Invited To Join All-Male Augusta National Golf Club

Breaking news! The He-Man Woman Hater’s Club has finally realized girls do not have cooties.

Okay, I am being glib. But it’s friggin’ 2012, Augusta National Golf Club — it took you long enough to admit your first-ever female members, i.e. stop discriminating against over 50 perent of the population. Women have always bee…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2012

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Golfers

A few months ago I got the sudden urge to learn how to play golf, so I signed up for a community education course and we had our first class this past Saturday. Besides all the weird golf terms (frog hair?!), the most surprising thing I learned was that golf style is pretty amazing –…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 19, 2012

Men’s College Golf Team Shows Off Their Nine Irons, Gets Suspended

The men’s golf team at Bethany College in West Virginia is in hot water after a nude “unofficial team photo” was posted on Facebook. Technically they are not naked because their golf clubs cover their junk in the pic, but that minor detail did not impress the school’s athletic director. He suspended these budding Tiger…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2011

Trans Athlete Fights For The Right To Compete

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is in a bit of a bind right now—thanks to a set of policies which some believe discriminate against transgender athletes. Golfer Lana Lawless is suing the LPGA for its “female at birth” policy, which requires that all competitors must have been born biological females. Lawless, who was bor…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 15, 2010

5 Things To Know About “Cigar Guy”

Last weekend, an image appeared in the Daily Mail of Tiger Woods taking a golf shot in a tournament. Nestled among the crowd in the background is a guy wearing a red toupee and a fake moustache, with a cigar hanging out of his mouth and a goofy grin on his face. Instantly, the internet…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 11, 2010

LPGA Golfer Erica Blasberg’s Death Ruled A Suicide

In May of this year, I wrote about promising, young LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg, who was found dead in her home in Henderson, Nevada, the day she was supposed to leave for a tournament in Alabama. The circumstances surrounding her death were a mystery, but now it has officially been ruled a suicide by suffocation.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 25, 2010

What Happened To LPGA Golfer Erica Blasberg?

LPGA golfer Erica Blaberg was found dead in her home in Henderson, Nevada on Sunday afternoon, the day she was supposed to leave for a tournament in Alabama. While no cause of death has been determined, her parents don’t think the 25-year-old would ever take her own life and the police have not said whether…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 11, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Golf Gal Wins Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit

A Massachusetts judge has ruled in favor of golfer Elaine Joyce, in a sexual discrimination lawsuit she filed against the town of Dennis, MA. In 2007, Joyce was banned from playing in a men’s tournament at the town’s municipal Dennis Pines Golf Course despite the fact she has a single-digit handicap. Last week, a judge…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2010

Will Hooters Host A Bikini Contest During Tiger Woods’ Masters Game?

TMZ.com reports that Hooters in Augusta, Georgia, will hold a bikini contest with golf-themed events during Tiger Woods’ return to golf at the Masters Tournament next week. The boobs-and-hot-wings chain will allegedly host games like a putting competition and a long-drive contest to, uh, celebrate golf alongside their, um, celebration of the female form. Klassy,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 31, 2010

Get Your Shot With A Tiger Woods Mistress!

Today in sexist marketing — some dude is selling golf balls featuring the faces of Tiger Woods’ mistresses, so now, you too can “play a round” with them. The perfect gift for the inane douchebag in your life. [$53.90, Tail Of The Tiger]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 30, 2010

Mind Of Man: What The Tiger Woods Sex Scandal Is Really About

So, Tiger Woods cheated on his wife. For those of you who don’t know, Tiger Woods is a professional golfer worth a billion dollars. He is involved in a sex scandal, much like your average politician, rock star, or preacher. I have no opinion on the topic. Except that Tiger Woods has the fashion sense…

By: John DeVore / December 9, 2009

The Dirty Secret Behind Justin Timberlake’s Golf Book

Ugh, I am actually a fan of Justin Timberlake so it broke my heart to hear that NYC lit agent David Vigliano is shopping around Timberlake’s golf memoir proposal. Maybe it’s just the die hard golfer in me, since I loved him being a singer, dancer, fashion designer and even enviro-friendly golf course owner, but…

By: Deborah Findling / July 9, 2009

Five Things To Know About Golfer Cheyenne Woods, Besides The Obvious

Sure, Cheyenne Woods is the niece of Tiger Woods, but there’s more to the Wake Forest golfer than that. The 18-year-old, who will turn 19 this month, made her LPGA debut last week but missed the cut by four shots. She’s currently ranked 93rd in the country by Golfweek. Since she was groomed by one…

By: Annika Harris / July 2, 2009

The Daily Hotness: Tiger Woods

In a sudden death match against underdog Rocco Mediate, Tiger Woods pulled out his third U.S. Open win yesterday. Sports expert-types are calling it his best performance, which we kind of agree with, because honestly? Since when do we care about golf? We were on the edge of our seats! It doesn’t hurt that Tiger…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 17, 2008

Quick Pic: Justin Timberlake Preps For A Hole-In-One

The avid golfer is welcome on our putting green. [Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge, San Diego, CA, 6/5/08]…

By: The Frisky / June 6, 2008

Golf Is Good

Get thee to a golf course. A new study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports says that the death rate for golfers is 40 percent lower than for other people of the same sex, age, and socioeconomic statues. This corresponds to a 5-year increase in life expectancy, and golfers with…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 30, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Successfully Quit Smoking, See Elijah Wood Covered In Spaghetti, And More

Women who attempted to quit smoking before hitting the ovulation part of their cycle were more likely to smoke again than those trying to quit at other times. [BBC]…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 21, 2008
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