Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Exploration 7

        The public document that I enjoyed the most was the on page 192 about inequality in membership at the Augusta National Golf Club. I was aware of the male only membership policy and that it had always been that way, and I really never really thought it would change. They letter was written in 2003 and in 2012 the first two female members were admitted, one of them was Condoleezza Rice I believe. For a very long time golf was a Male sport, like alot of things that has slowly changed in the last few decades and its nice to see that the relics of past generations are slowly but surely changing for the good.

       Augusta National has a long history as one of the premier golf destinations in America and people come from across the country to watch the Masters Tournament every year. I like how Jason Pierce brought up the bit about setting in a bad example for the younger golfers with their sexism. As I mentioned earlier, golf was for most of its history played by men and the traditions of the game are very deeply ingrained in the players who love it.But not all traditions are relevant anymore, and  I am glad that Augusta is finally breaking the tradition and moving forward. Mr Pierce's letter may not have affected swift change like he was hoping, but it may well have been helpful in pressuring the eventual change in 2012.

1 comment:

  1. I agree that it is nice to see more females entering into this sport. I understand that not all male and female sports can be mixed due to the physicality of the sport such as football or basketball, but in golf i do not believe there is a difference. I think women can do just as well as men and it is nice to see them being given the chance.


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