Monday, August 20, 2012

Augusta National Admits Its First Women: About Time

From The Wall Street Journal, "Augusta National Invites Two Women to Join" By Betsy McKay And Timothy W. Martin:
The Augusta National Golf Club, home of The Masters tournament, said Monday it had admitted female members for the first time, following years of criticism both public and private over its stubbornly-held policy of admitting only men as members.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina investment banker Darla Moore were both invited and accepted membership, golf's most prominent club said in a statement. The club's next season opens in October.

The step breaks with the 79-year-old private club's practice of admitting only men, who make up a veritable who's who of corporate America.

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