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08-26-2012, 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by No Fun Shogun View Post
It is entirely their right to decide their own membership as a private organization, but I completely disagree with you in regards to the last sentence. They're a premier golf course, the site of a major event during the PGA tour, and have business partnerships worth unknown millions of dollars for broadcasting and sponsorship rights. They want to remain a big dog in the world of golf, then they have to accept the fact that their antiquated men's only policy of membership is going to attract a lot of negative attention (especially given the growth in popularity in playing and watching golf amongst women) and they should absolutely be subjected to public pressure for that discriminatory policy, just as they likewise faced such pressure when they were a white's only club and were essentially forced to finally let deserving black members in a few decades ago when the public outcry became too loud for them to ignore.
I agree with you. It's not really about whether a private golf club should be forced to admit female members - it's about whether the PGA, etc. should be giving prominence to a private club that refuses to admit female members.

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