Paige Spiranac has revealed in her latest 'Playing-A-Round' podcast how she was once rejected from helping a charity after being shamed as a "w****" and a "s***".
Spiranac, who has amassed more than 2 million followers on Instagram, also went on to slam golf as "elitist", "stuffy" and full of "hypocrisy" as she claims the sport will never fit in because of her image.
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"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 on her podcast.
On once trying to help a charity, Spiranac said: "I wanted to help this charity out and I wanted to give them free golf clubs. 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****** do that because of my cleavage.
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"We bond over having a common interest and we all love the same thing. I don’t understand why it matters if you’re wearing a polo (shirt) and I’m not wearing a polo.
"If a guy on tour wears shorts instead of pants, the world’s not going to end. In golf, people make all of these problems so serious and it’s not serious."
Spiranac added: "It’s like my whole life I’m trying to find a place where I can fit in and that I feel comfortable and that I feel at peace with myself and I haven’t found that.
"Golf is the absolute worst place for me to be because I am the exact opposite of everything that a golfer should encompass, should be, and I’m not.
"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.
"It’s an act. I feel like everyone in golf is just playing this part of this perfect golfer when in reality it’s nothing like that."
"They call it a gentleman’s game but those guys definitely don’t act like gentlemen a lot of the time. There's just so much hypocrisy in golf and it's so frustrating for me.
"It's this big boys clubs where if someone does something they'll cover that up, but I wear a tank top and I'm the s*** shit and I'm the w**** and I'm the one that's ruining the game.
"I'm not going to feel like I fit in when everything I do, I'm an outcast."
Spiranac has since come under scrutiny from some golf fans on social media for her comments on the golf industry, but she has fired back with a series of tweets which you can read below...
In episode 4 of my podcast I vented about the golf industry and I’m getting a lot of heat for it which I expected. Not surprisingly guys are calling me a whore and saying I need to show less cleavage (ew boring) but also that if I was a better golfer then I’d be respected.— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) March 9, 2020
Which doesn’t make sense to me. I’d still be the same person if I was winning on tour or doing media like I am now. Nothing would be different. I would still dress and act exactly the same.— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) March 9, 2020
So I have a question, why are we more lenient towards someone or view them differently if they are very successful in their field of work? Does being a winner hold more weight than being a good person?— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) March 9, 2020
I also want to make it clear I’m not saying poor me or playing the victim. I know I’m going to get hate for what I wear and speaking out. I’m just facing it head on now instead of worrying about being accepted. I will never change myself so I can fit in.— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) March 9, 2020