Caitlyn Jenner Talks Golf Game in Vanity Fair

Monday June 1st, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner appears on the July cover of Vanity Fair.
Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair

Caitlyn Jenner is making waves in the media today after a sneak peek of her first photo shoot since completing gender transition was revealed on Monday.

The bulk of the interview snippet released by Vanity Fair, of which Jenner appears on the cover, focuses on why she went through gender transition in the first place; not for the fanfare, but for herself. Of note was this paragraph where she explains her golf game. 

“I’m not doing this to be interesting. I’m doing this to live,” Jenner tells Bissinger. She then jokes, “I’m not doing this so I can hit it off the women’s tee,” but she does tell Bissinger that on her E! show she plans to do a segment in which she sees if she can still hit a golf ball 300 yards off the tee, even with her very ample breasts.

Jenner, an Olympic gold medalist (she won the 1976 gold for decathlon in Montreal), is obviously athletically inclined. She is a member at California's Sherwood Oaks Country Club and has been an avid player for the last 15 years. Jenner has reportedly been subjected to taunts on the golf course recently.

Shortly after the news of Jenner's Vanity Fair cover broke, writer James Miller tweeted the former Olympian will receive the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at next month's ESPYs.

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