Reader: Gulbis did the LPGA no favors with her body-painting
In last week's Golf World Monday Ron Sirak gave Natalie Gulbis credit
for appearing in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In Gulbis' case her swimsuit was painted on -- "You never forget that you're naked," she said--a risky way to draw attention to the LPGA, but one that worked, according to Sirak.
At least one reader took exception.
Dear Golf World,
In his article in Golf World Monday, Ron Sirak congratulates Natalie Gulbis on her photo shoot in Sports Illustrated. In the article he mentions that it was a home run for her and for the LPGA. I would disagree. Ms. Gulbis has dropped to number 125 in the world, had no top 10's last year, and is rarely competitive in tournaments. Yet she somehow is invited to invitational events denying a better golfer the opportunity. In my opinion, this happens because Ms. Gulbis is a very attractive woman, It can't be a reward for her golf. Quite frankly, many of the guys with whom I play golf, had seen her photos, yet none knew where the LPGA was playing last week, who was in the lead, or who had won the previous week. So to say that Ms. Gulbis' appearance in SI was a home run for the LPGA is a gross exaggeration.
Bill Tignanelli, Perry Hall, MD
We won't enter the fray here. I remember a critic of televised golf saying once that "it's like watching paint dry." This, a least, was different than that.