NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky’s daughter has made the front of a magazine for a sport in which she does not play. How is that for a great one?
Paulina Gretzky will be on the cover of Golf Digest and not everyone is happy with her yoga pants and sports bra.
Stacy Lewis has two majors to her credit but has never appeared on a Golf Digest and was not too happy when speaking to Karen Crouse of the New York Times.
“It’s frustrating for female golfers. It’s kind of the state of where we’ve always been. We don’t get respect for being the golfers that we are. Obviously, Golf Digest is trying to sell magazines. But at the same time you’d like to see a little respect for the women’s game.”
Juli Inkster a World Golf Hall of Famer added:
“It’s frustrating because it’s Golf Digest; it’s not Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue,” Inkster said, adding: “I think they should maybe recognize some of the great women golfers that we have. 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.”
Some will argue that the attention of Paulina on the cover could draw interest to LPGA coverage inside the magazine but I dunno how many of those people would get past the photos of Gretzky.