As we’ve mentioned in the past, sports enthusiasts love Twitter.
The NBA has been pretty active on Twitter and so has the NHL, with each either hosting Twitter chats (like Chauncey Billups for the NBA) or turning over their Twitter streams to a celebrity (Alyssa Milano for the NHL) to interact with fans. We’ve even seen college football teams painting hashtags on the field.
The LPGA has decided to jump on board and is taking a unique spin – promoting players’ Twitter handles on caddies’ bibs.
It was inevitable that women’s golf would jump on the Twitter bandwagon, particularly with some of the players sporting significant followings. Natalie Gulbis has 116k followers, Paula Creamer has 91k and Michelle Wie has 83k, with many other players not trailing too far behind. (Yes, I make it sound competitive on purpose – competition is good for the soul.)
We can expect those numbers to climb all around once viewers realize their favorite golfers are active on Twitter and log on to interact.
But the LPGA’s 1.2 million followers (from combined player and tournament accounts) may be disappointed, because according to USA Today, players are not allowed to tweet while playing during tournaments. Maybe they can have the caddies do that too?
There are supposed to be 119 LPGA players on Twitter and you can find many of them here on Listorious.
Will you be following the action on Twitter?
(Golf image from Shutterstock)