Either Natalie Gulbis is incredibly bright or she has some crafty people running her public relations.
Right on the heels of her body paint pictorial in the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, Jeff Shain of the Orlando Sentinel is reporting that a silent auction will take place for the right to caddie for Gulbis in a round of your choosing, so long as it's in the United States and not a major.
If you're not a fan of a bidding war, Shain's report also states some good news.
If anyone wants to take Natalie off the market, there’s a “Buy Now” feature where she’s yours for $8,000.
After looking at that pictorial, $8,000 is a pretty conservative number. But as you only get one round to caddie, allow me to offer some advice. Just as a warning, this is going to take some research on your part, but you can thank me later.
When choosing the round, go back over the last five years and look at what tournaments produce the longest rounds. For various reasons, some courses just take longer to play than others. Find the one that has the longest rounds and make that your choice. You might as well get every possible second you can out of this thing.
This is really a brilliant strategy on the part of Gulbis and her P.R. team. While bidding, the last image that people will have of Gulbis is her layout. Think about that. Who wouldn't want to spend a nice 4-5 hours with her?
The best thing about this is it's not just easy on the eyes, although that certainly helps. Anyone who watched Natalie (her reality show on the Golf Channel) or who saw the behind the scenes video of her layout knows that Gulbis is a really cool person. It won't be a boring round.
Gulbis' star is bright right now. It's good to see her taking advantage of that to help out a good cause. She is sure to raise a lot of money.