Golf World: What's up with your covers?
The Golf World cover never ceases to be a subject of debate. But 2012 covers seem peculiarly controversial. We've received a ton of mail on our choices already, some relating to our Sophie Gustafson cover, and the story of her breakthrough interview last year at the Solheim Cup.
Guys, after being a Golf World subscriber for many year's and an ex-PGA member, I wonder how could you not put President Clinton and Bob Hope on last week's cover? I adore Sophie, and the LPGA, but Mr. Clinton and Humana saved a classic.
Mark Wilson has won 5 PGA tournament, but has never been on the cover of Golf World. His win at the Humana got minimum coverage in your 1/30/12 issue. Most of the article coverage was on Bill Clinton and his Foundation, which definitely played an important role in making the Humana a success. But there was a tournament for you to report on. What gives?
Lake Oswego, OR
But there were plenty of you who couldn't countenance a Clinton cover...
In spite of former President Clinton's political savvy and personality I still do not think he is a good spokesman for golf. As a notorious rules bender and golf scofflaw I think the only reason he played within the rules at the Humana was the intense scrutiny he was under. His reputation among serious golfers is poor at best although for an average viewer who really does not know much about golf he is a personable host.
...and were perfectly happy with our choice.
The picture of Sophie Gustafson says it all...bright smile and full of joy. Great story of a courageous young woman. I could only imagine what she hasgone through all these years.
I have just received GolfWorld and read the article on Sophie. I am amazed that she must not have heard of the remarkable research at East Carolina University that has produced a small device which is worn in the ear which completely solves the stuttering .The device is called the SpeakEasy. I hope this will be a blessing to her. Many have had life-changing experience.
Richard H. Evans, Jr.
Actually, Sophie has tried the device. Unfortunately, it did not work for her. We hope our cover story did.