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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
ORLANDO, Fla. – For months, the proofs for the second edition of Golfweek For Her hung on the walls of our office cubicles. Passersby often asked, “Why are the players wearing dresses?” My answer was simple: Because we see them all the time in golf attire.
For Her 2011: Paula Creamer
Paula Creamer and Golfweek director of photography Tracy Wilcox spent some time recently showing off Creamer's off-the-course fashion sense.
One of the best parts of my job is getting to know LPGA players away from the golf course. Going inside a player’s home and breaking bread on an off-week can tell a reporter as much about what makes an athlete rise to the pinnacle of her sport than any amount of time spent watching her pound balls on the range.
Golfweek doesn’t have a stylist. We don’t have a corner closet filled with frilly dresses and sexy heels. What readers see on the pages of this month’s Golfweek For Her, and on this microsite, came directly out of players’ wardrobes.
Belen Mozo just happened to wear her own boots to our shoot at the Founders Cup because she wanted to hide her tan lines. She didn’t know we’d be posing her in front of a faux saloon and stable on Marriott property. In February, Morgan Pressel took us inside her closet, which is under renovation, in Boca Raton, Fla., and introduced us to her expansive collection of Ralph Lauren threads. Want insight into her personality? Her living room is painted lime green.
Paula Creamer graces the cover of this issue, and the headline “All Grown Up” says it all. The only thing pink in this photo shoot was the pricey Hermes Birkin bag that Creamer bought for herself after winning last year’s U.S. Women’s Open.
The Pink Panther couldn’t have been more accommodating during our shoot March 20, allowing us into her home at Isleworth Country Club that morning and then spending all afternoon in a downtown studio. The 24-year-old was fun, professional and up for just about anything that Tracy Wilcox, Golfweek's director of photography, suggested. As the photos suggest, Creamer adores fashion almost as much as hitting a 4-iron flush on a Sunday afternoon.
Golfweek For Her does more than highlight LPGA players; it celebrates the women’s game in its totality. From the amateur seniors at Harder Hall to World No. 1 Yani Tseng, Golfweek For Her addresses all levels of the game.
Gene Yasuda took to the Oregon trails with Nike’s Cindy Davis to find out what goes into running a global golf company. (He literally ran alongside her.)
Golfweek fashion guru Ashley Crain highlights the latest in accessories and gives tips on how to look great on the golf course at any age. Equipment editor James Achenbach fills the Toy Box with the latest in women’s gear.
We hope you’ll bookmark this site and come back on regularly for the inside scoop on the women’s game. No other outlet dedicates as much time and resources to the subject.
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