Former Golf Star Says She Left the Game After Being ‘Slut-Shamed’ for Her Cleavage

A former professional golfer said during a recent podcast that her refusal to kowtow to the buttoned up conventions of the sport resulted in her being branded a “sl*t” and “wh*re.”

Paige Spiranac, a popular golf personality with a major more than 2 million followers on Instagram, slammed the “hypocrisy” in the game during a recent episode of her “Playing A Round” podcast.

“It’s this big boys club where if someone does something they’ll cover that up … but I wear a tank top and I’m the sl*t and I’m the wh*re and I’m the one that’s ruining the game,” she said.

Spiranac, 26, has not played professionally since 2016.

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She told listeners of her podcast that the “elitist” mentality exhibited by those close to the sport turned her off and made her feel like an “outcast.”

“Golf is elitist, it’s stuffy, it’s exclusive and I hate that because I am not that and I was never welcomed in and I’m still not welcomed in,” Spiranac said.

The regulations and dress codes surrounding the game proved challenging for Spiranac.

“I’m not refined, I’m raw and real and I wear what I want and I have always been so different and golf is not that way,” she said.

A 2015 blog post from Total Frat Move, which characterized Spiranac as a “smokeshow golfer,” helped increase her public profile and led to a spike in popularity on social media.

But not everyone approved of the image she was cultivating.

Spiranac recounted the time a charity rejected her offer of free golf clubs.

“I wanted to help this charity out and I wanted to give them free golf clubs,” she said. “The guy wrote back and said, ‘We would love to but, because of the way our board members view you, you can’t help out’.

“I want to give back to these kids who don’t have anything, because I grew up not having anything, and I can’t even f***ing do that because of my cleavage.

Some critics have accused Spiranac of being a gimmick.

She has denied the claims and said in the past that her gender played a part in the reaction she received.

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“If I was a guy and I had the same social following, I don’t think people would call it a gimmick. They’d say it was great,” she told The Guardian in 2018.

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“People seem to think I got where I am because of the clothes that I wear. That’s unfair to me and unfair to all of my accomplishments.”

 

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