Go boys!

I’m sorry. I’m all for equality. But aren’t there more pressing issues in the feminist world than having women members of Augusta National? The club won’t buckle and would rather televise the Masters commercial-free than subject those sponsors to bully tactics. Will CBS cave? I doubt it. Nor should they.

  • lcreekmo

    You knew I’d bite on this one, didn’t you?

    I refer you to the old adage: just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Augusta is entitled to do what it pleases. But that doesn’t make it right. There may be more pressing issues for women — many of them being fought around the world. But symbolic glass-ceiling victories in sport and corporate boardrooms matter as well. How do I explain to my daughter that she can’t play at Augusta or become a member? Because she isn’t a BOY??? I don’t think so. It’s one thing to say, you don’t know the right people — you can change that. Or, you don’t have enough money.

    Give me a break.

  • Rex Hammock

    Thank you, Laura. I did know you’d bite. However, the article didn’t say that women couldn’t play at Augusta. Indeed, it pointed out that many do. I also did not defend the club’s practice of excluding women. I don’t agree with it. For the record, I am not in favor of Augusta National not having female members (or other country clubs closer to home, for that matter). There should be family memberships, rather than gender-specific memberships.

    Rather, my rant is focused on the extortionist practices of this feminist group (like, who are they?) and my cheers are for the rapid response of Augusta National to remove their sponsors from the publicity-seeking tactics of the organization (however, the publicity seeking tactics worked).

    By the way, you will have to tell your sweet daughter (who I believe should play on any course she desires) that she can’t play on the PGA Tour just because of her gender but will have to play rather on the LPGA.