Golfer G-Mac wants to bag Scot's
GOLFER Graeme McDowell
has made a surprise offer to snap up the coveted @gmac
Twitter name from a Scot with just 86 followers.
The Major-winning sports star (37) who has 750,000
Twitter followers, approached @gmac (aka Graeme
Maclachlan) from Glasgow this week looking to bag
his namesake account.
"@gmac, would love to talk re grabbing this handle
from you. Any interest?" the Irish golfer tweeted
It's unclear whether the Glaswegian has even seen
the millionaire golferís offer as he hasnít updated
his Twitter account since December.
But heís held the account since 2007 and he follows
358 people including artists, cartoonists and a site
celebrating Celtic FCís goals. Golfer GMac joined
Twitter two years later and has the current handle @Graeme_McDowell.
Portrush-born golfer Graeme McDowell
who's on the hunt for a new Twitter name.
Meanwhile, there's been
no shortage of advice from other social media users
with one suggesting Maclachlan should demand "about
50K" to make the deal.
Other Twitter users with variations on the same
moniker, quipped about getting in on the act.
One Gary McNally (aka @GMac54) with 191 followers,
joked with a winking emoticon: "Mine's for sale at
half the price G".
And another Graeme MacLachlan (aka @geemac8) with
171 followers, told the golfer to "Join the club".
Another wit urged the sportsman to go the Donald
Trump route and sign up for an account called @therealGMac
Others urged him to read up on the recent 'Kylie'
trademark battle between Australian singer Kylie
Minogue and US reality star Kylie Jenner.
Meanwhile, in response to suggestions that the
Scottish @gmac should start the bidding with him at
"about 50K", the top golfer cheekily asked whether
this meant 50K in Japanese Yen (the equivalent of
McDowell has been affectionately dubbed GMac on the
golf circuit for many years. He uses the brand on
his golf clothing range G-Mac Apparel and his
charity, The G-Mac Foundation, through which he has
raised more than 3.3 million euro for sick Irish
children in the past six years.