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Pro golfers upset about sexy golf magazine cover

Pro Golfers Upset About Sexy Golf Magazine Cover

A Golf Digest cover featuring Wayne Gretzky's daughter has many pro golfers angry.

The cover of Golf Digest's May issue features Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of the famed hockey player. According to The New York Times, only 11 women have graced the cover alone since 1969.

One of those women told the paper: 'It's like, What do you have to do to get a little respect? I'm guaranteeing you right now, it was not a woman editor who chose that cover.'

With so many upset, the magazine's editor-in-chief decided to respond to the cover's critics.

'Sports figures, celebrities and models have appeared on Golf Digest covers since the magazine's beginning. Paulina ranks at the high end of the golf celebrity scene today, and she has a compelling story to tell.'

A writer for CBS reports the editor-in-chief thought the cover might get some new people interested in golf. The writer quipped, "I don't disagree."

Check out what ESPN thought about the cover:
Paulina Gretzky's Controversial Cover

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Mr. Surh April 05 2014 at 8:17 AM

Editorial perogative, of the editor.

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stefcfi April 05 2014 at 8:12 AM

So theyre just humoring Dustin Johnson's followers, maybe. There are a lot of pretty pro golfers wives out there. Why not? I mean , there are only so many times you can repeat the cover topic of "Improve your swing!".

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Ray Steffens April 04 2014 at 10:08 PM

Nobody even reads Golf Digest anymore, golf courses are closing, golf shops going out of business, fewer and fewer of us are golfing anymore. My clubs haven't seen daylight in 15 years. I can no longer afford $40 a round or 6 hours to play a round. This is simply free publicity for a dying sport and magazine.

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buknekkid Ray Steffens April 04 2014 at 10:59 PM

Dang Ray you are out of touch with the game for sure. Golf is actually one of the fastest growing sports in the country and especially among women. This belittles women to see a cover like this and could discourage them from getting into the game.

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bmwrjw buknekkid April 04 2014 at 11:37 PM

How is golf a sport? It seems that any activity that can be done by fat guys with beer bellies is just that, an activity.

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newagedigi Ray Steffens April 04 2014 at 11:25 PM

We play nine holes or twilight at munis in Nassau County, NY and walk with hand carts and its just a couple of hours. She pays $16-$20. As a senior I pay $8.50 to $20. (plus beers)

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sifuchuck April 04 2014 at 11:11 PM

It's a game. What nerdey gamer doesn't want to look at a hot chick? Seriously, this isn't even a sport, it's a game, like croquet or bowling. And even sports magazines, which this isn't, have hot chicks on the cover and sell. It's a marketing decision. If you are really a golf-nut, then what do you care what's on the cover? You're just buying it for the articles anyway.

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ajpoolio1 April 05 2014 at 8:29 AM

Better to look at her ,than Tiger

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benko11003 April 04 2014 at 8:07 PM

What am I missing?? Story?

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rmrmsix April 04 2014 at 3:49 PM

Not enough Golfers even know any of the women players.. and the one's that are seen are WAY TOO WIDE in the hips to be marketable.. All this does is show a female on the cover.. Period.. Good Looking and Marketable.. If Paula Cramer wanted the cover she would have had it.. !!!

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Stmach April 05 2014 at 8:13 AM

I bet Tiger Woods will put this one under his mattrice.

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odc43 Stmach April 05 2014 at 8:32 AM

Tiger probably can spell mattress.

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chefdorsback April 04 2014 at 6:26 PM

Don't like it? DON'T BUY IT!!!!!!

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root the toot chefdorsback April 04 2014 at 6:49 PM

original DUH

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Danner April 04 2014 at 4:17 PM

A compelling story? What, is Wayne pi$$ed off at her cause she's a well known ho?

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