Taking time away from her Mensa studies, Kate Upton Tweeted her outrage at an L.A. Country Club membership policy that doesn't even exist, nor has it ever. That anyone ran with this as a story was only mildly appalling, but how the various online outlets played this "news" was telling.
GolfChannel.com ran with it, then quickly updated the story after talking to the club and fixed the headline on their homepage to reflect the lack of accuracy in Ms. Upton's Tweet. FromBailey Moiser:
Let's start with the bad: Kate, you've been misinformed. But the good news: women can play there anytime of day.
LACC General Manager Kirk Reese told GolfChannel.com that "(Women not being allowed to play before noon) is absolutely not true," and the club "has had female members since 1898."
There are plenty of private clubs that have restrictions on women play, but it appears LACC is not one of them. So while Upton missed the mark on this one, we do appreciate her using her celebrity to bring the injustices in the golf world to light.
GolfDigest.com's Luke Kerr-Dineen also posted on the Tweet and quickly updated it with a notation that Upton was entirely mistaken.
At golf.com, home to the SI and Golf Magazinebrands, Josh Sens posted an item that did not clarify the Tweet was based on completely inaccurate information, and golf.com has allowed the item to remain in its top stories as is with incendiary user comments based on reader comments. **24 hours later, the item has been corrected!