but maybe the reason the 1'st female hasn't been given a membership at Augusta is that(Some) of the members of Augusta are just like (Some) of the members of WGT ; Hootie and the boys don't want to get outplayed by one.
I disagree. The whole flap was not about women or golf... it was about what constitutes a "PRIVATE" club and the entitlement/all inclusive mentality. The REASON women won't be admitted is the same REASON 99.9999999% of the male population won't be admitted... Because the club is PRIVATE.
Evidently, Bill Gates has been on a waiting list for over four years and although it will never be published as news, it may be that he is in by virtue of his friend Warren Buffett.
Membership at Augusta is a little old school, hence Gates can't even get in. You harve to be approved by a vote of all the members,
Bill Gates has been a member of Augusta since 2002.
Fortune Magazine 4/13/2003:
Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, spent years trying to get into Augusta--and was kept out (until last year) because he had the audacity to say he wanted in.
USA Today first ran a complete member list in Sept. 2002 but re-released it in 2004.
Golf.com (Golf Magazine) (undated) "Order of the Green Jacket" takes a humorous look at some of the members.. B. Gates, W. Buffett, WC Ford Sr., J. Welch and A. Palmer.
And one last good read. Although I disagree with the author on many subjects, Patrick J. Buchanan once titled a piece "Rooting for Hootie", in which he said:
She must have uniformity. All clubs must adhere to Burk's rules or all will be badgered, boycotted and brought down.
This is true intolerance – the intolerance of modernity that masquerades as social justice.
Having interviewed Burk, I know her to be a pleasant lady. But she is a textbook example of totalitarian liberalism. It is not enough for these people that they be free to live as they choose. They also must have the power to dictate to us how we shall live our lives.