Perhaps Paige Spiranac has paved the way for a certain variety of Instagram stardom laced with golf, but it’s unclear (as Paige would likely agree) how good of thing this really is for women’s golf in general.
Former Miss Missouri, Katie Kearney, got some attention for her attempts to swing a golf club at the vaunted publication, Golfpunk, in their “Swingin’ Sirens” feature.
This much is clear, Miss Kearney has discovered golf’s ability to propel her Instagram account. She is now one of many using golf as a vehicle to piggyback some context to her otherwise contextless pictures. Golf is fast becoming the fashionable hobby for the budding “gram girl.” This is problematic for aspiring female golfers who are lumped in with those absent of skill.
If and when an expectation arises (or exists) whereby aspiring golfers feel pressured into taking their clothes off, the ramifications would be grave for the development of actual talent. And it’s another thing altogether when women who aren’t even capable golfers are being presented as “Swingin’ Sirens,” along with the likes of Lexi Thompson.
Anyway, here’s the golf-dotted Instagram account:
Sergeant Reliable. Sergeant Underrated. Sergeant Barry. Recently became only the third player to reach 600 Premier League appearances. How? Yoga. Loosens the hammies, making injuries less likely. Source: Laacibiin
Wow. What a career. Giggsy sustained playing in the top flight for so long. Firstly, adapting his playing position. But more importantly, taking regular pilates lessons. The Welshman claims it massively strengthened his core, helpful for those nights with his brother's missus. Source: talkSPORT
The Englishman is still scoring goals for a totally shit club. 100% should have gone to the Euros in the summer. Seriously impressive. The Sunderland striker uses regular cryotherapy, and has recently advised Wayne Rooney to do the same. Source: Secure Guim
You simply will not find a harder working player than Dirk Kuyt. The guy has an engine which just doesn't have an off button. The Dutchman is still starting week in, week out, at the youthful age of 36. How? The Feyenoord man surrounds himself with physiotherapists and science specialists more than he trains. The attention the striker/midfielder/defender receives on his body is therefore second to none. Source: The Sports Mash
Never actually quite sure if the Argentine striker was any good. But football hipsters tell me, so. Really, really shouldn't have joined Chelsea - sound advice for anyone in football, really. Source: Football Wallpapers
If ever the slow pace of Italian football suited anyone, it was the Ukrainian superstar. Source: calcioweb
Raul and Morientes, were serious #relationshipgoals. And then the Spaniard kind of got, well, a little bit shit. Shame, really; I always liked being Morientes down the park.