It takes a lot to get Kate Upton out of her beloved bikinis and into some real clothes. So we can only imagine how much effort it took to get the Sports Illustrated model into links-ready golf attire, complete with leather golf shoes.

For her latest gig, Upton is posing with legend Arnold Palmer -- or Arnie, as we like to call him -- for the December cover of Golf Digest. Kate's behind-the-scenes video with the 84-year-old golfer is actually endearingly playful (Arnie might give this baby a run for his money as Kate's best co-star ever).

But even Upton can't make the clothing cool. An orange polo dress? Wide-legged burgundy pants? Navy Bermuda shorts? Yeah, this is probably proof that even Maxim's top-ranking model can look dorky, sometimes. We love her anyway.

Watch the video above and check out Kate's covered-up cover.

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Usually, it goes a little something like this:

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  • Vogue US, June 2013

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  • Harper's Bazaar, April 2013

  • Vogue UK, January 2013

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  • Vogue Italia, November 2012

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  • Vogue, November 2012

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  • CR Fashion Book, Fall 2012

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  • Interview Russia, July 2012

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  • GQ, July 2012

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  • July 2012

    20 year-old Kate Upton denies rumors that she was drinking alcohol at a Detroit Tigers baseball game (TMZ Photo)

  • Vogue, July 2012

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  • June 2012

    "The Many Talents Of Kate Upton" presented by GQ and shot by Terry Richardson (Youtube)

  • May 2012

    Kate Upton at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS (Getty photo)

  • May 2012

    "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Getty photo)

  • May 2012

    Cannes Film Festival (Getty photo)

  • April 2012

    Bloomberg & Vanity Fair Cocktail Reception following the 2012 White House Correspondants' Association Dinner (Getty photo)

  • May 2012

    Kate Upton dances the "Cat Daddy" for Terry Richardson (Youtube)

  • April 2011

    Kate Upton's famous Youtube video where she dances the "Dougie" at a Los Angeles Clippers game (Youtube)

  • Sports Illustrated, March 2012

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  • Esquire, March 2012

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  • Carl's Junior, February 2012

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  • February 2012

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  • Beach Bunny 2012

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  • Remix, August 2011

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  • Guess S/S 2011

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  • Guess S/S 2011

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  • Guess S/S 2011

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  • Guess S/S 2011

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  • Victoria Secret Spring 2011

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  • Esquire Mexico, March 2012

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