Eddie Pepperell: Why I quit Twitter

2016 07 Eddie Pepperell
• Eddie Pepperell reveals why he quit Twitter
• "I don't think you need social media in your life"
• The Englishman had built a substantial following

EDDIE PEPPERELL

Eddie Pepperell was once a king of Twitter – but now he feels he’s better off in life without it.


After building up a sizeable following on the social media platform (@EddiePepGolf) for his humourous, insightful and often self-critical remarks, the Englishman deleted his account at the end of last year for excessive use which was putting a strain on his relationship with his girlfriend.

“I just didn’t feel like I needed it in my life,” Eddie Pepperell told bunkered.co.uk after shooting a two-under-par 70 in the opening round of the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart. “I was using Twitter kind of narcissistically in a sense – and I was just going on to check to see if anyone had written or replied to me.”

“I found that in the relationship with my girlfriend – well, I was on my phone a lot – and although some people will disagree with me, I just don’t think you need social media in your life.”

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After being relatively unknown in the US, Pepperell’s Twitter antics started to see him being noticed across the Atlantic and last year, he was recognised by GolfDigest alongside the likes of Jason Dufner (@JasonDufner), Michelle Wie (@themichellewie) and the PGA Tour (@PGATOUR) in an article titled ‘18 golf-related Twitter accounts you should be following’.

But the 25-year-old believes golfers are better off steering clear of Twitter, claiming that it does them for more harm than good.

“I think it does ,” he added. “I’m not one to market myself anywhere – I don’t like the idea of that – so for me, I could only do myself harm on social media.

“Yeah, I had . But as time goes on that would only get more problematic and I’d end up saying some things that would end up getting me in trouble. Even though I didn’t really ever say anything necessarily offensive, no one has the right not to be offended these days.”


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