The Social 7: Impersonation goals, Paige’s splash and 5 other things we’re buzzing about

November 12, 2018
Jack Bartlett's swing impersonations and Michelle Wie's shoes.

Welcome to the Social 7, where Tim Reilly or Rachel Bleier of GOLF’s social media team will dive into the good, bad, crazy, insane, viral, hilarious — well, you get the picture — of the past week on social media.

1. The star of golf social media last week was Jack Bartlett, master of pro golfers swings and mannerisms. I watched Barlett’s clips imitating Keegan Bradley and Dustin Johnson no less than a dozen times each, and you should too.

Move over, Conor Moore, you’ve got golf impersonation company.

2. In honor of Veterans Day, GOLF looked back on pro golfers who served our country in the armed forces. Arnold Palmer was a noteworthy name, serving as an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard from 1951-53 before his pro golf career ever began.

Is it any surprise that The King looked dapper as ever in uniform?

3. Paige Spiranac, whom you likely already follow on social media, announced she’s joining GOLF magazine and as a contributor. Wait a minute, this is! Good news for us.

I couldn’t be more excited about Paige joining the team. Be on the lookout for a wide range of fun, entertaining and inspiring content in the works.

4. Justin Thomas was L-I-V-I-N his best sports life over the weekend. JT visited Chicago for a Blackhawks game, Tuscaloosa for an Alabama football game and Nashville to take in Titans vs. Patriots.

Got room in the private jet for one more next time, JT?!

4. Michelle Wie underwent surgery on Oct. 18 for a fracture and nerve entrapment in her right hand. The LPGA star flaunted her stylish pink splint and expressed her excitement to say goodbye to it in just two more weeks.

I’m not so sure this post wasn’t just an excuse to show off her fresh pair of Nike kicks, and I don’t blame her.

5. A new hype video for The Match seems to drop every other day at this point. It’s been a mixed bag so far. Some have been tough to watch, while others have reminded fans why they’ve enjoyed watching Tiger and Phil compete for so many years.

This walk down memory lane brought on all the feels. More of this and less empty-bucket golf pong.

6. Everyone loves a golf ball rollback debate, right?! This caught the ire of Brandel Chamblee on Twitter. He not only weighed in on the debate, he went all the way in.

The only thing I wish I could rollback is the time I wasted reading all of Brandel’s mentions from his series of tweets.

7. Suzy Whaley, who was elected the first PGA of America female president earlier in the week, spent time with future leaders in the golf industry just a few days later. Whaley has wasted no time in making her impact felt in a positive way for the sport.