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Augusta National finally comes to the conclusion that women ARE good enough for their silly club

 

A SYTYCB entry

On Monday, for the first time in its nearly 80-year history, the Augusta National Golf Club decided to take down its “No Girls Allowed” sign and finally admit two women (OMG, women!) to their famous clubhouse this coming fall. The Augusta National Golf Club has played host to the Masters Tournament since 1934 and has a strict invitation-only membership policy. The two lucky ladies — South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice — were announced in a statement made by Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne:

“This is a joyous occasion as we enthusiastically welcome Secretary Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore as members of Augusta National Golf Club.

“We are fortunate to consider many qualified candidates for membership at Augusta National.  Consideration with regard to any candidate is deliberate, held in strict confidence and always takes place over an extended period of time.  The process for Condoleezza and Darla was no different.

“These accomplished women share our passion for the game of golf and both are well known and respected by our membership. It will be a proud moment when we present Condoleezza and Darla their Green Jackets when the Club opens this fall.

“This is a significant and positive time in our Club’s history and, on behalf of our membership, I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome them and all of our new members into the Augusta National family.”

Yes, Mr. Payne, this is a joyous occasion. But that’s ...

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