Every job has its downside, even that of the Instagram influencer. Indeed, alongside all the lucrative sponsorship deals and countless adoring fans, those with a strong social media presence also have to deal with the trolls and haters that occupy the comments box. Luckily, golfing sensation Claire Hogle doesn’t get too downtrodden by all the negative feedback. Well, not usually anyway.
Speaking to podcast “The Loop” in 2022, Hogle revealed how she initially took such criticism hard to take: “At first I did, I’d get some influx of hate here and there. I actually cried a couple of times. But now I’m OK. Water off a duck’s back.”
Indeed, Hogle has become particularly immune to the detractors she describes as “internet weirdos.” She explained, “Often times they don’t have a profile picture, they don’t have followers, so they just say the meanest possible thing that they can say. I moreso kind of look at them and I’m just like, ‘Wow, that’s really mean,’ but I don’t take it too personally.”