Augusta National Golf Club Allows Women to Join
AUGUSTA, GA - For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members.
The Georgia home of the Masters has 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 have accepted.
The invitations end a 10-year controversy. Former club chairman Hootie Johnson had said the club would not be pressured "at the point of a bayonet" to change its all-male membership.