posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 11:27 AM
I have been a avid fan of Golf since my teens, and the most beautiful course and most awaited tournament for me has always been the Masters, it has
always represented the beauty of spring and signified the time to get the garden growing. The tournament isn't bad either.
However, the private club has always had issues with public perception, be it the exclusion of black members, first black member was admitted in 1990,
or the most recent issue about allowing women as members.
That is now history as they announced that two women will be admitted into the club..
My wife always told me that golf meant "Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden" I never tried to track down if that was true or not but it seems that
the folks at Augusta have finally arrived in the 21st century..
Better late than never.
For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members.
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.
Both women accepted.