Georgia Golf Club Welcomes First Female Members

“For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members,” CBC Sports reported yesterday. The news site continued about the Georgia golf club, “The home of the Masters, under increasing criticism the last decade because of its all-male membership, invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets when the club opens for a new season in October. The move likely ends a debate that intensified in 2002 when Martha Burk of the National Council of Women’s Organizations urged the club to include women among its members. Former club chairman Hootie Johnson stood his ground, even at the cost of losing Masters television sponsors for two years, when he famously said Augusta National might one day have a woman in a green jacket, ‘but not at the point of a bayonet.'” The high profile women, Rice and Moore, both accepted the offer of which Martha Burk had this to say, “Oh my God. We won. It’s about 10 years too late for the boys to come into the 20th century, never mind the 21st century. But it’s a milestone for women in business.” Read the full article here. | Raymond Matt, CFP, CLU, TEP, CHS

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