Augusta National admits two female members, Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore

Augusta National has finally broken their ridiculous gender barrier

8/20/12 in Golf   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Jan 3, 2011; Miami, FL, USA; Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice applauds the Stanford Cardinal 40-12 win over the Virginia Tech Hokies in the 2011 Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIREFor the first time in the storied history of Augusta National Golf Club, the home of the Masters, females will be included among the membership ranks.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore, a partner in investment firm Rainwater, Inc., are the first female members of Augusta National in the club's history.

Augusta National was founded in 1933, and had come under fire on an annual basis for their no-female policy.

This wasn't the first time Augusta National's policies were far behind the times. They didn't admit their first African-American member until 1990.

Every time the Masters came around, the media harped on the club for their discriminatory policies. They stuck to their guns for years, saying that they are a private club and not bound by anyone else's standards.

Kudos to Augusta for finally get it right... even if they're decades late.
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8/23/12   |   scquwi1   |   1227 respect

Pat wrote:
So it's perfectly ok in your mind to exclude people based on gender? You honestly don't understand how that's wrong?

Hey ypou say it is wrong I said explain how it is wrong to have a private club set the standards they want for their club? No it is not wrong, nor is it wrong boy scouts and girls scouts are gender base, or that there is still colleges out there which are based on gender. ITIS A PRIVATE CLUB AND IF YOU DO NOT LIKE IT OH WELL.

All public places and clubs should be open to everyone, but we are not talking about public golf course. I know you will say something really silly, it is no different then MLB, DoD having a height requirement to get in.

8/22/12   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

scquwi1 wrote:
Please tell me why it is absurd?? Really why? What harm was it doing? Augusta National was preventing progress/advancement  of whom?

So it's perfectly ok in your mind to exclude people based on gender? You honestly don't understand how that's wrong?

8/21/12   |   scquwi1   |   1227 respect

Pat wrote:
Wait... you're really upset about this? That's absurd.

Please tell me why it is absurd?? Really why? What harm was it doing? Augusta National was preventing progress/advancement  of whom?

8/20/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Does anyone really think Augusta National did this because they were worried about what people would think of them? I think they've shown through the years they don't give a damn what outsiders think.

8/20/12   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

scquwi1 wrote:
You got to be kidding next we will let boys into girl scouts and girl into boy scouts. It is a private club and should have been left to that. WE still have all female colleges out there too, maybe they will fall too this year to public out-cry B.S.

Wait... you're really upset about this? That's absurd.

8/20/12   |   scquwi1   |   1227 respect

You got to be kidding next we will let boys into girl scouts and girl into boy scouts. It is a private club and should have been left to that. WE still have all female colleges out there too, maybe they will fall too this year to public out-cry B.S.