Augusta National Golf Club Accepts Two Women and They’re Not NAGS


The members of the National Organization of Women must be having a tough couple of days. For years, Martha Burk, Chairwoman of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, has been harping on the prestigious Augusta National Golf Club, a private all-mens club, to accept women.

Now they have accepted two women, one black Republican and one White Independent. Neither seem the type to join NOW, affectionately known as the NAGS, the National Association of Gals.

Chairman Billy Payne admitted the club’s first two female members — former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and business executive Darla Moore — both of whom immediately accepted.

Darla Moore and Condoleeza Rice, First Women Members of Augusta National Golf Club

Mr. Payne’s statement:

These accomplished women share our passion for the game of golf and both are well known and respected by our membership,” Payne said in the statement. “It will be a proud moment when we present Condoleezza and Darla their green jackets when the club opens this fall.”

There are Democratic members such as Bill Gates and William Buffett who could have helped get women invitations. There is no obvious sign they did.

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