Where do you stand on golf’s enigma, Paige Spiranac?

Kevin Markham
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Paige Spiranac (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

The Paige Spiranac debate has kicked off again, thanks to her podcast – Playing-A-Round – and a news.com.au article where she hits out at the hypocrisy within golf, and her love/hate relationship with the game.

“Golf is elitist, it’s stuffy, it’s exclusive and I hate that because I am not that and I was never welcomed in, and I’m still not welcomed in. It’s like my whole life I’m trying to find a place where I can fit in and that I feel comfortable and that I feel at peace with myself, and I haven’t found that. Golf is the absolute worst place for me to be because I am the exact opposite of everything that a golfer should encompass, should be, and I’m not.

“I’m not refined, I’m raw and real and I wear what I want and I have always been so different and golf is not that way.”

There was always going to be a heated reaction to such comments and the golfer herself, who has over two million followers on Instagram. Spiranac is a former US college golfing prodigy who turned Pro but never made it at the top level. She has always been active on social media and always been willing to show off her charms as well as her talent.

Paige’s dress code is far more revealing than any Ladies golf tour would allow. Look for yourself: she’s not difficult to find.

The thing is, she makes it clear that she is perfectly comfortable in flaunting what she’s got, which leads to the obvious which-side-of-the-fence-are-you-on question.

Choice A, a woman has the right to choose how she presents herself to the world or Choice B, she should have more self-awareness and disprove the theory that selling your body is the way to make it when your talent isn’t good enough.

She’s not the only female golfer to be pursuing this route – there are many more on Instagram and elsewhere – and if they can get large followings and sponsors prepared to pay/support them for continuing to flaunt themselves, how can we expect them to stop? Is she doing fellow Pros and women in general a disservice… or is she displaying female empowerment?

In response to her podcast ‘hypocrisy’ claims there was a back-and-forth on Twitter after Mike Miller posted:

“Bitter #PaigeSpirinac needs to decide whether she’s a golfer or just another titty insta babe, craving attention. Here’s a suggestion, Paige. Stick with instagram; golf can evolve & progress without you…”

Paige replied:

  1. He proves my point exactly so thank you Mike
    2. Talk about hypocrisy, we are showing the same amount of cleavage in our profile pictures…not my fault I just fill mine out better
    3. At least spell my name right if you’re going to insult me”

He had 300 comments on his post; she had 400.

She also had 1800 likes for: “It’s *spiranac and damn my boobs look so great in that picture”

So which side of the fence are you on?

Or maybe there is a C option: nothing to see here… move along.

 

 

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10 responses to “Where do you stand on golf’s enigma, Paige Spiranac?”

  1. Mr lionel Watkins avatar
    Mr lionel Watkins

    Paige don’t listen to any of there b/s they should be grateful to have a beautiful and talented golfer such as your self gracing there golf courses. There so envious of you and that’s the fact.

    1. Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS avatar
      Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS

      If you are a true PAIGE SPIRANACOHOLIC like myself, use proper grammar!!!!! It should be YOURSELF and THEIR!!!!

  2. Christopher Nowak avatar
    Christopher Nowak

    I attend PAIGE SPIRANACOHOLICS ANNONYMOUS. It is NOT working!! She is definitely the hottest female athlete on the planet!!! You can see my comments about Paige on her FACEBOOK BLOG. I got too enthusiastic and FACEBOOK disabled me. Oh well. At least I can see her on INSTAGRAM!! I must say that her videos are quite addictive!!

  3. Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS avatar
    Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS

    I enjoyed viewing PAIGE SPIRANAC more when I had a healthy prostate. My competitive running helped with this before I got prostate cancer (PRs for males 226 pounds+: 2.5KM 11:39 3KM 13:56 5KM: 22:58 8KM 39:15 and 10KM 45:53). I now enjoy Paiges’ videos on a more platonic level.

  4. Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS avatar
    Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS

    Paige always complained that men used her for free golf lessons. I would never get a lesson from Paige because I do not like GOLF. Before I got prostate cancer I was into RUNNING, BODYBUILDING and SWIMMING. Swimming gave me an interesting high that was different than the “highs” of the other two sports. All three sports activities were an enriching part of my life while viewing PAIGES’ golf videos. Now, I just rely on WALKING and MODERATE BODYBUILDING.

  5. alex avatar

    I dont think that she is known for great golf. Most articles promote her as a “babe”. She looks smart and she is a beautiful girl but to be accepted as an golfer, she needs to win big time. Right now, 9 out of 10 people search for her name to see her body shape

  6. Adrian avatar

    She is a golfer as well?

    1. Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS avatar
      Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS

      But is she a GOOD golfer!!!

      1. Christopher NowakBFA MLIS avatar
        Christopher NowakBFA MLIS

        Sorry! It should be: BUT IS SHE A GOOD GOLFER??!!

  7. Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS avatar
    Christopher Nowak BFA MLIS

    I understand that PAIGE likes men with nice arms and a sense of humour. My moderated bodybuilding has decreased my bicep size but one of my hobbles is JOKE CREATION (I invent about TWO a week).
    My continued exercise regime keeps my creative juices flowing!!
    I hope that you like this one Paige:

    Did you hear that my friend is going to a special animal doctor school in Germany?
    Before he graduates, he is required to celebrate by going for a long swim in a pool.
    After he comes out of the pool, he will officially be:
    ALL VET!!!!!

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