Golfers know that the most “hallowed” grounds in golf are in Augusta Georgia, the site of the Masters Golf Tournament. Every golfer who has ever tucked his little white towel in his back pocket, and unloaded his overpriced set of golf clubs, has dreamed of walking the perfectly manicured 18 holes that the legendary Bobby Jones created in Georgia. To walk in the footsteps of the greats like Nicklaus, Jones, Palmer, Woods and others is “nirvana” to a golfer. Most of us realize we will never experience that thrill, because it’s a members only golf club and it’s all about who you know. Up until this week, it has been a “men only” club.
This week came the announcement that Augusta would admit two women to membership. They didn’t event know they were being considered. That’s the way it works. The board of directors never lets on who they’re considering for membership, so when Condoleeza Rice and Darla Moore were admitted to membership, they were just as surprised as the rest of us.
Surprised? Who cares?
It’s embarrassing that the Augusta National Golf Club has been an exclusive “men only” golf club for this long, but after all, it IS a private club, and they CAN do what they want. I’ve always wondered what some of the wives of these members have thought about their “men only’ little group, but then again, they’re probably just “golf widows” like our wives, and couldn’t care less.
As I’m listening to Dan Patrick comment on the topic, I have to agree. I’m not real proud or excited about what they’ve finally decided to do at Augusta. I think it’s ridiculous they held out this long, with their arrogant, “good old boy” attitude, but when you sponsor the most popular professional golf tournament in the world, and every golfer in the world wants to play your golf course, you can do what you want.
I’m just not that proud of them for doing it.
I’m headed to Putt-Putt.
Just my two cents.
About Hank Bonecutter
Hank is a forty year broadcast veteran, talk show host, writer, producer, and stand-up comedian. Hank is the President of Bonehead Promotions and Clarksville Sports Network.com, and is a contributing author/journalist for Clarksville Online. Hank is an advertising consultant, and social media adviser/manager for exclusive customers.
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Topicsaugusta georgia, condoleeza rice, dan patrick, darla moore, jones, masters golf tournament, nicklaus, palmer, woods
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