GWAGS and GHABS

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Looking at the pictures in the press of the Golfing Wives and Girlfriends (GWAGS).
What I'd like to know, preferably from our female contingent (hello Barb and AliB) is would you happily be a GWAG if your fella was a Ryder Cupper? Seems quite sexist and demeaning to me getting the ladies to do what they're told and sit and smile all the time for the cameras like a bunch of golfing accessories. :eek:

And if so what about us fellows. If your Mrs or girlfriend was a Solheim Cup player would you like to be one of the GHABS (Golfing husbands and boyfriends). I don't think I would (I haven't got the sparkling white teeth for a start!)- being paraded about like a piece of meat to be oogled at for your haircut or clothes.

Shouldn't they just be left at home? :D
 

jeffc

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If I was so lucky to be the partner of such a talented lady golfer I'd be happy to support her.(most of them have got great legs after all)
The publicity is where the top players make most of there money anyway (endorsments etc)
 

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I don't think they should be left at home, if I was good enough to be playing in one of golfs biggest comps I would want my wag there to support me. Suppose it's just a bit of fun for the wags really dont suppose there is much harm done. If they didn't like it am sure they'd soon say, my mrs would.
 

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Don't know about Ryder Cup but if Chris Evert can follow her man around Birkdale in foul weather and wearing an anorak I reckon I would do the same, but as for being a 'trophy wife' - don't think there's much danger of that
Seriously, support is one thing, publicity stunt another. can't stand the whole celebrity culture thing - footballer's wife - so what? (come to think of it, Footballer, so what?) :rolleyes:

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