Wed Jul 29 04:39pm EDT
You know what women's golf needs? Right, rock-star intros for every player as they approach the first tee and the 18th green. ("Oh my God, that's ... that's Christina Kim's music!") Silly idea? Not if you're Anna Rawson, who offered up that and several other plans for saving women's golf in last night's ESPN: 360. Here, check it out:
Awesome! I love watching ADD-inducing shots of lady golfers! Anyway, Rawson -- not surprisingly -- tries to push hot n' sexy as the be-all, end-all of women's golf as part of her five-step plan to save the game:
1. Rock the tee -- the aforementioned baseball-batter-style intros. Yeah, that'll go over well.
2. Bring on the men -- Run men's and women's tournaments simultaneously on the same course. This is actually a pretty cool idea, and one that would help spur interest in the women's game without compromising the men's. No way in hell it'll ever happen, but it's a good idea nonetheless.
3. Fashion to the fairways -- Don't just play good (or "play well," to be grammatically correct), look good too. Nah, I like the burlap-sack man-shorts look. That really works.
4. Marketing is the boss -- True dat. Anybody who does anything in the LPGA without an eye for how it will play to the larger market isn't going to be long for a job.
5. Ready for our close-up -- A camera crew with every pairing? It's so crazy, it just might wo -- nah, probably not. But it's a nice idea anyway.
Crosscourt Birdies takes a comprehensive look at Ms. Rawson's proposals (hat tip: Waggle Room). Now it's your turn. Will any of these save women's golf, or are they just five more steps on the path toward stripper poles on every green?