The Guardian: Spiranac on a mission to change the face of golf - one hater at a time
The former college golf star, catapulted to celebrity and notoriety by her 1.2m Instagram following, is fighting to change attitudes in the game
Sports 360°: American golf star on cyberbullying, the future and more
“For 2018 I want to continue to focus on being an ambassador for golf and anti-bullying, and seeing what other ways I might be able to make a positive impact in one way or another.”
The National: Spiranac - "I was more naive when I first spoke out against cyber-bullying"
Often described as a golfer’s best friend on the first tee, a course starter is responsible for controlling the pace of the game by directing players to the tee at the right time, providing information regarding the course and calming frayed nerves, if any. The role is generally reserved for formally dressed, silver-haired men. This year, however, players will be introduced to fans and sent on their way by Paige Spiranac, the first-ever woman starter at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic tournament, which launched in 1989.