Tag Archives: Sexism

Oct
28
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA of America

Ted Bishop joined Golf Channel’s Gary Williams on Morning Drive on Tuesday in his first television interview since making his insensitive gender-based remarks last week on two of his social media outlets, and thus, resulting in his swift removal as president of the PGA of America.

In his Twitter and Facebook posts, Bishop was attempting to defend Ryder Cup captains Tom Watson and Nick Faldo in response to excerpts from Ian Poulter’s new book, “No Limits,” where the outspoken Englishmen (God forbid!) criticized two of the legends in the game. The former PGA president listed Watson and Faldo’s major wins, along with their Ryder Cup records, and then he called Poulter a “Lil Girl” on Twitter and expanded on those thoughts on Facebook, writing, “Sounds like a little girl squealing during recess.”

In the interview with Golf Channel, Bishop explained the background behind his postings and expressed regret over the ensuing consequences. 

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Oct
24
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA of America

 

PGA of America president Ted Bishop has been removed from office. Bishop was given the option to announce his resignation and chose to accept that route, according to GolfChannel.com’s sources. He was scheduled to step down from office on November 22, with vice president Derek Sprague to take his place as the incoming president.

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Oct
24
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA of America

PGA of America president Ted Bishop isn’t one to mince words, but he took it too far on Thursday when he launched an attack at Ian Poulter via two of his social media channels. Bishop called Poulter a “Lil Girl” in response to his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.

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Jul
17
2013
Peter Dawson doesn't think same-sex clubs are a big deal

Peter Dawson doesn’t think same-sex clubs are a big deal

Interesting enough, the R&A press conference kicked off with Jim MacArthur, chairman of the championship committee, reading a prepared speech that included platitudes about the greatest golf championship in the world and the advancements in technology, like WiFi, that have enabled them to bring the Open into the modern era. All the while, the massive gender elephant loomed and it felt like they were filibustering the uncomfortable questions regarding Muirfield’s all-male membership policy.

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Jun
28
2013
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What a female golfer might look like.

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond — the leader of the region’s devolved parliament — has refused the invitation of the R&A to attend next month’s Open Championship, citing Muirfield’s refusal to admit female members.

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Apr
7
2012

Billy Payne does his best to ignore the woman in the front row... or not.

The controversy surrounding Augusta National’s refusal to countenance female membership has broken the fourth wall and sparked a high-profile, if localised, revolt within the Masters press corps.

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