With the Masters golf tournament starting today, the club's chairman Billy Bayne was asked about their decision to finally let women become members. That occurred when they admitted Condoleezza Rice and investment banker Darla Moore. "It's just awesome," he said, and then added, "These two ladies have been very special. It has just been delightful."
Apparently not awesome and delightful enough to let in enough women to make up a foursome. But hey, at least it's awesome. And delightful.
In fairness, there are a lot of other clubs that don't admit women, but that's a requirement by the PGA for a club to get a major tournament. That's what's kept the highly-regarded Butler National in Chicago from getting to host a major. (The Chicago Tribune had an excellent, very interesting article about it earlier this week. Well-worth taking a look at, even if you're not a golf fan.)
But Augusta National holds a very special place in golf, not just in the U.S., but internationally. So, it's good to know that things are awesome there with the womenfolk. And delightful. Perhaps Ms. Rice regales the men with tales about getting us involved in the Iraq.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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