Where's Martha at the Masters?
I guess all that controversy over letting women join the Augusta National boys club is over. It was never that much to begin with – only 40 people showed up at the rally well-known feminist Martha Burk organized there a couple years ago, less than the media and cops present.
Hootie Ingram defused that situation very efficiently: he just held his tournament without advertisers, who felt threatened by the idea of a boycott. Now, they’re back of course, and there will be more television coverage than ever – 90 minutes more, to be exact.
As for Burk, she said she would not return, telling the New York Times: “I wouldn’t go near a golf course. I am so disgusted with what I learned about the way corporate America uses golf and how women are excluded from the business access it provides.”
Hey, Martha, join the crowd – it isn’t only women who are excluded. Why do you think the overwhelming majority of PGA Tour pros are Republicans?
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"it isn’t only women who are excluded. Why do you think the overwhelming majority of PGA Tour pros are Republicans?"
Is there some rule that says women can't play golf? Because I've been playing for five years now, apparently unaware of this rule. Or are you saying that there's some rule that says Democrats can't play golf? I'm a member at several golf clubs, and no one has ever asked who I vote for, although from the preponderance of Kerry bumper stickers in the parking lot, I can guess who everyone else did. You mention the political affiliation of the PGA tour pros, but have you checked the LPGA's? I'm guessing you'll find a different story over there.
Perhaps you're trying to suggest that Republicans are sexist/racist/bigoted/fill in the blank here with some other negative generalization. Check with the good old boys at Augusta, I bet you'll find that most of them are the species known as "fine Southern Democrats."
Choosing to play golf or not is just that, a choice. So Martha's only hurting her own cause: her "disgust" with golf will only lead to fewer women taking up the game and taking advantage of the "business access it provides." Is that really her goal?
My prediction: after Hootie goes, so will Augusta's outdated discrimination policy. Look for women being invited to join in about ten to fifteen years. Meanwhile, Martha needs to figure out how to get more women in the game, not less.
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