Paulina Gretzky's Golf Digest cover has generated criticism, controversy and, now, comedy.
The daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, who is engaged to PGA star Dustin Johnson, posed for the cover of the magazine's May issue. The fact that Gretzky became just the 11th female to pose alone on the cover, while most of the world's top females have never graced the glossy, stirred ire among some in the LPGA. Mike Whan, the LPGA Tour commissioner, said he was "disappointed" by the cover (below):
Taking the controversy in stride, an Orlando photographer named Cy Cyr decided to have some fun with Gretzky's photo. He called together some buddies, mostly middle-aged men, to recreate Gretzky's pose. And the results are wonderful.
"Photographer Walter Iooss is my photography idol," Cyr writes on his website. "His recent Paulina Gretzky golf cover sparked nationwide interest in Golf Digest this week. And well… I have a sense of humor and called a few friends."
Cyr included his brother, his neighbor and even himself (lower right corner) in the image.
— Big Joe Ellicott (@BigJoe810CBS) April 7, 2014
For more information on the photo and the men in it, see Cyr's website.