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Tour Wives Decide American Public Has Not Suffered Enough

Alan Bastable with the gory details. Yes, some of them want a reality show (what else?) and they want it now!

"We're the bad girls, I don't know what else to say," Liz Estes, Bob's wife and one of the women pursuing the show, said half-jokingly in a phone interview.

Joining Estes in her quest for reality-TV stardom are Leot Chen, Vaughn Taylor's fiancée; Melissa Weber Jones, wife of Matt Jones and a former Miss Idaho; and Alli MacKenzie, Will's wife and a model who has been featured in a pictorial in the men's magazine FHM. (Erin Walker, Jimmy's wife, who is a competitive horseback rider and writes a blog about traveling on Tour, also partook in the photo shoot, but said she has no interest in appearing on a reality show.)

The women have hired a Los Angeles marketing firm, Reverb Collective, to help them land a deal, and in its first major play to generate some buzz, Reverb has released some edgy photos of the girls.

"We were so careful not to do anything that would be offensive to anybody," Alli MacKenzie says of the shoot.

And hoping to avoid the Ponte Vedra fine police.

"We got a bunch of old Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues and looked at athletes and athletes' wives in them and made sure we didn't do anything that was more provocative than what they did."

There's a barometer of class and dignity!

Liz Estes, an aspiring pop musician, is hopeful that the PR push will work and that the show will find a home given that production companies have shown interest in her and the other wives in the past. "We were approached by the guys who did Pawn Stars," Estes says of the History Channel show about pawnbrokers. "We talked to them three times, but they never called us back. And then this guy from VH1 asked me to put a show together with the other girls, and I'm like, 'Well, I'm not putting it together.' "

Like, good idea.

MacKenzie has experienced firsthand the public's piqued interest in the lives of golfers and their wives. When flying to Tour stops she says the first question she used to get from fellow passengers was whether she had ever met Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson. "And now it's like, 'Oh, did you know Tiger's wife?' " MacKenzie says. "'Did you know any of that was going on? What's the inside scoop?' That's always their first question."

Sounds like a show to me!

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America is developing a WAG obsession. Another British export.
03.2.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarky Mark
Gag me. I was told by a tour player friend that when on the road Mrs. Estes is provided with her own separate room so Bob can be sure to get a good night of sleep. Now this was before she was officially Mrs. Estes so possibly things have changed. Frankly, I'd prefer not to find out.

All joking aside, isn't this exactly the kind of programming that the Golf Channel specializes in? I can't believe GC hasn't already signed them up.
03.2.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDel the Funk
03.2.2011 | Unregistered CommenterZenyatta HOY.
I suppose we would be subjected to endless soliloquies regarding Kirkegård and Nietzsche.
Kidding aside, I don't think this would be a good thing for golf or the PGA.
03.2.2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
Maybe they can do the news on Faux.
03.3.2011 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
"competitive horseback rider" doesn't that mean something else entirely? Ah no! that's riding bareback.
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnon
Let me assure you that Alli MacKenzie is smoking, just absolutely smoking hot. Painfully hot.
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRM
Del The Funk beat me to the punch. This has Golf Channel written all over it. Non-golf centric garbage to put on in primetime. Perfect!
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMRP
Can the nation handle the vapid musings of yet another group of the talentless but ambitious?
03.3.2011 | Unregistered Commenterrose
Dear aspiring TV golf wifes,

Please, DON'T! Especially not on the Golf Channel!

03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSmitty
this was my favorite quote from the story

"It's like a traveling high school," MacKenzie adds. "There are 150 or so guys and 150 or so girls, plus the caddies, plus the girls who aren't supposed to be out there."

wait a minute.. I thought there was only one person on the entire PGA tour who cheated ?? (sorry for bringing this back to that)
03.3.2011 | Unregistered Commenterlongirons
Perfect GC fare- vapid and cheap to produce.
However, the WAGs will need hazard pay with Eric Kusilias lurking about.
03.3.2011 | Unregistered Commenterjjshaka
For all that is good on the Earth, someone please make sure this show gets the GREENLIGHT!
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJW
Too bad they're wives or GF's of B and C-listers.
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMedia driven
Just this one item proves that they have ten times the personality of their robot hubbies.

Not that I give a #$%#
03.3.2011 | Unregistered Commentertlavin
Surely there is another Kardashian lurking somewhere to add some "legitimacy" to the show...

03.3.2011 | Unregistered Commenterbogey
and that photo belongs here:
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRM
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterEw
This might even be too low-brow for the Golf Channel.

It might work if it was a "life on tour from the wives' perspective" show. If done right that might even be interesting. However, I fear that it would be a lot more "Real Housewives of the PGA Tour". Oh dear, I hope I didn't just give them a title idea.

I love Liz Estes' comment about people asking her about Elin and how that means people are more interested in tour wives. I guess it's not at all possible that they're just interested in Elin's side of the biggest sports scandal story in recent memory.
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew
Leot and Liz are some gorgeous broads. I think the commenter who said Alli Mackenzie was "painfully hot" must've been either Alli herself or her husband. She's by far the ugliest one of the group!
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterEagle
Who are these ladies husbands again? Never heard of em. Are they even ON the Tour? Guess their husbands aren't bringing in enough prize money to support their "lifestyle" anymore!
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterWho
I hear that this kind of show worked out well for Kelsey Grammer's wife, errr ex-wife.
This just sends my cultural declinometer further into the red zone.
03.3.2011 | Unregistered Commenterpasaplayer
Hate to say it, but I'd watch, at least initially as a form of voyeurism. Combo of golf and attractiveness hard to beat....
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSari
Another bunch of no talent ho's, great. They look like common prostitutes. Especially the one with her eyes half closed trying desperately to look "sexy". Pathetic.
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhil
Any surgical enhancements here?
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBuffett
Gauranteed Buffett.
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhil
go do some charity work or something that justifies the oxygen you use...unf?$%ingbelievable
03.3.2011 | Unregistered Commenterpt
I'll take this, over "Big Break XLVIII." This seems like a more honest form of pandering.
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterChuck
Mrs. Estes appears to be the living proof that all they told people was true -- very high heels do cause spinal curvature.

He: conservative. She: as you see. Republican Party: safe.
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSwanni
THis is a million times better than RUSH and Haney. Still it is just as pathetic in other ways. I'd watch for 5 minutes.
03.3.2011 | Unregistered Commentervwgolfer
They need to recruit Mrs. Axley who is hands down the #1 hottie of all tour wives.
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmen Coroner
Who's Mr. Axley?
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSwanni
Name the show "We're Women Who Are Real Stupid" ... encourage the gals the get drunk a lot and attempt to claw each other's eyeballs out ... and I'll watch it.
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Priss!
The Very Soul of Golf Shrieks
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterTommy Naccarato
How about "American Idle?"
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSwanni
So vw golfer 5 minutes.... maybe try that see alice or vi agra.
03.3.2011 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
No question the winner is Axley's wife. Or whomever Adam Scott's sneaking into town without anyone seeing ...

I love the idea of a WAGs show, the more low brow the better. Maybe they could team up with Mark Burk and do a homeless WAG show, SMOKING PIPE DREAMS, or DREAMS OF SMOKING PGA TOUR PIPE ...

If it's Housewives of the PGA Tour, the pilot should be: "What I'd do if I were Co-Captaining the US Ryder Cup team ... " A cameo, of course, from Lisa Pavin who we all know just absolutely hates being the center of attention.
03.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAK47
Low class sluts.
03.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterEldrick

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