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Golf Digest Taps Holly Sonders for May Cover.
Tiger Woods may be the world’s number-one ranked golfer again, but he didn’t make the cut for the cover of Golf Digest’s May issue. Instead, the magazine opted for Golf Channel’s Holly Sonders.Sonders, cohost of “Morning Drive” and “School of Golf,” was selected for her sexy and athletic image as the cover girl for the magazine’s fitness-themed issue.
Ron Kaspriske, who penned the article on Sonders and spearheaded the fitness package, said she was chosen because the magazine thought she’d be “an inspiration to our readers.” Before a knee injury ended her hopes of a professional career in golf, Sonders was “an accomplished amateur player,” he said, racking up two American Junior Golf Association wins and helping Michigan State win the 2007 Big Ten Championship. Kaspriske said having a woman on the cover is “unusual,” but the chatter around Sonders was the tipping point. “We usually go with a professional or an amateur, but she’s gotten so much buzz, we decided to go out with her first,” he said.
He said the 35-page fitness section is intended to help golfers “slowly march toward getting fit” and includes exercises, nutrition tips and even “home-spun advice” from Mark Wahlberg, also an avid golfer and fitness buff. “We wanted people to know this is the sport of a lifetime,” Kaspriske said. “You may not be the guy with the six-pack abs, but there are a lot of things you can do to improve the experience and the way you look and feel.”
A teaser for the issue on the magazine’s Web site with outtakes from the Sonders photo shoot is quickly closing in on a record number of hits, Kaspriske said. The tablet version of the magazine came out Tuesday and the print edition hits newsstands on April 9.
TOWIE: Lucy and Mario Are On The Rocks Again And Joey Helps Arg Join A Dating Site.
Could this finally be the end for Lucy and Mario?
It was another exciting and drama-filled episode of The Only Way is Essex tonight as Joey helps Arg join a dating site, Cara has surgery, Nanny Pat offers Arg her number, and Mario upsets Lucy (again!) after she finds out he’s still messaging other girls…
After some impressive dance moves with Joey Essex, Kirk told his pal about the Lauren Pope situation, admitting: “I’ve tried to be mature. She threw it in my face.”
But later on whilst they’re in a club Lauren admits to Chloe: “Kirk is unfinished business.” Could there be a reunion for the couple?
Arg gets some advice from the Wright family, admitting he wants a new chapter in his life. And to help, Nanny Pat offers to give the singer her number!
Mario walked out last week after Lucy admitted she wasn’t ready to marry Italian stud but it seems he’s thought about his actions as he apologises to the blonde beauty.
After asking why she doesn’t want to get married, Lucy answered: “The messages (from other girls) aren’t bad, it’s the fact you haven’t told me.
“I don’t like the idea of these girls and I don’t like what they look like in their pictures.”
She added: “I will marry you in five years time.”
Mario admits his proposal was the wrong thing to do. He said: “I proposed for the wrong reason.”
The engagement is still on as the couple agree to wait a few years until they’re ready to marry. As he prepares to leave, Mario hands Lucy a letter leaving the boutique-owner looking worried.
Lucy needs some advice and decides to visit Lydia, admitting she’s been looking at Mario’s phone.
“I know he will never cheat on me, but I also think he enjoys sleeping with other women,” Lucy revealed.
Lydia comforts her pal as she said: “Don’t jump to conclusions.”
However one of Sugar Hut Honey’s reveals to boss Mick and son Kirk that an engaged man has been sending her messages and reveals it’s Mario! Mick decides it’s time to give his friend some advice.
Joey decides to help Arg move on and tries to find him a nice girl as he sets up a profile for him on a dating website. He began to write ‘My friend is chubby’ before Arg manages to stop him and Joey gives his pal some advice to shower more!
Meanwhile Tom and Lydia discussed marriage as Lydia described her ideal wedding. Tom decides to ask his sister Cara for advice who tells him that if he really wants to, he should do it. Although she does warn her 21-year-old brother: “You’ve only been together for six months.” Tom is unaffected as he replies: “We’re proper happy though.”
Could Lydia and Tom beat Lucy and Mario to the alter?
The bad luck continues for Mario as Lucy finds out about the messages he’s sent to one of Mick’s Honey’s and she’s not happy. After confronting the Italian, she walks out muttering: “It’s not worth it. She’s not worth it. You’re not even worth it sometimes.”
Poor Lucy! But will she forgive Mario and give him another chance?
We can’t wait to find out in next weeks episode on ITV2 next Wednesday (October 17).
What did you think?
Precedent against same-sex marriage.
Voters have repeatedly opposed gay marriage in other states, but Washington could be a different story.
When it comes to marriage, voters in this country aren’t all that kind to same-sex couples.
Since 1998, ballot measures were passed banning or erasing the right of gay and lesbian couples to legally wed in 31 states.
This year, voters in five states are likely to consider the subject including in Washington where a measure to repeal the state’s same-sex marriage law is expected to make the November ballot.
Backers of Washington’s law know they’re battling history as they try to make this the first state where gay marriage is embraced by the electorate.
“There is certainly a historical precedence against us,” said Zach Silk, campaign manager for Washington United for Marriage. “But there’s been a dramatic shift in how the electorate nationally and in Washington views marriage equality. We’re intending to ride that new wave and make new history.”
Not so say opponents.
“You asked if Washington will be the first to buck the trend. Our answer to that is clearly no,” said Christopher Plante, deputy campaign manager for Preserve Marriage Washington, which is gathering signatures for Referendum 74. “Every time people have had a chance to vote on marriage, they’ve stood for defining it as between a man and a woman.”
Veteran pollster Stuart Elway of Seattle said the tolerance of Washingtonians will get tested by this question.
“Attitudes (toward same-sex marriage) are changing,” he said. “The bright line seems to be the word marriage. People will support civil unions and all the rights up to when you call it marriage. For whatever reason that term tilts the scale the other way. That’ll be the crux of it.”