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  • 75-year-old Jack Nicklaus hit a hole in one at the Masters par-3 contest (Video)

    04/08/2015 2:51:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies ^ | April 8, 2015 | Tony Manfred
    The legend, Jack Nicklaus, at age 75, showed why he's the greatest of all time, draining a hole in one on the fourth hole of the Masters par-3 contest at Augusta National on Wednesday. Here's the full video. The Golden Bear has still got it!
  • Augusta National Admits 1st Woman ... Condoleezza Rice!!

    08/20/2012 10:20:03 AM PDT · by Justaham · 42 replies ^ | 8/20/12
    For the first time EVER, the Augusta National Golf Club -- home of The Masters -- has admitted a woman as a member ... and the honor went to Condoleezza Rice!! Augusta -- located in Georgia -- had been a woman-free zone since it opened for business in 1933 ... and only started allowing black men into the club in 1990. Seriously, 1990. But this morning Augusta announced it had invited the former Secretary of State, along with South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore, to join the club. Rice is an avid golfer. Guess they'll have to build a new locker...
  • IBM CEO Rejects Martha Burk’s Feminist Agenda

    04/05/2012 8:44:50 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 3 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 5, 2012 | JP
    Martha Burk is at it again. The director of the Corporate Accountability Project for the National Council of Women’s Organizations is demanding that Augusta National Golf Club invite ladies to join its membership. Nine years ago, Burk waged a similar campaign against Augusta National, host of this week’s Masters golf tournament. While it generated a lot of publicity, it ended unsuccessfully. Burk thought she had a better chance this year inasmuch as IBM, a major Masters sponsor, boasts a female CEO. Since Augusta National had proffered membership to previous IBM CEOs who were male, Burke argued, the golf club should...
  • NBC Plans to Run Controversial NHL Ad (Martha Burk alert)

    09/27/2005 11:24:04 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 10 replies · 501+ views
    AP via Yahoo! Sports ^ | Tuesday September 27, 2005 | AP
    NEW YORK - Despite objections from Martha Burk, NBC said it was going ahead with plans to air an NHL commercial showing a bare-chested player being dressed by a scantily clad woman. Burk, chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations, said the ad was offensive. Burk led an unsuccessful effort to allow female members at Augusta National three years ago and is stepping down as chair of NCWO on Nov. 1. NBC said it had no problem with the spot, which first appeared last week on the NHL's Web site, and planned to air it on its NHL preview...
  • SCHLUSSEL on FPM: Martha Burk Against Pink, For Terrorism (Title IX for Jihadi Chicks)

    04/13/2005 10:54:00 AM PDT · by Cool Chick · 3 replies · 606+ views ^ | April 13, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Title IX for Jihadi Chicks By Debbie Schlussel | April 13, 2005 The strange new equality of the Islamic jihad has arrived on our shores. Yet, feminist Martha Burk is complaining about women wearing pink. Thursday, The New York Times reported that two 16-year-old girls from New York City were arrested in March because they planned homicide bombings. Saying they are “from New York City” is kind of a stretch. The girls were actually from Bangladesh and Guinea and are in the U.S. illegally, as are their families. Both families have overstayed their visas—and welcomes—by more than a decade....
  • SCHLUSSEL: Title IX for Jihadi Chicks & Billionatrix Golfers

    04/12/2005 1:22:35 PM PDT · by Cool Chick · 5 replies · 4,249+ views ^ | April 12, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Title IX for Jihadi Chicks and Billionatrix Golfers April 12, 2005 By Debbie Schlussel The strange new equality of the Islamic jihad has arrived on our shores. Yet, feminist Martha Burk is complaining about women wearing pink. Thursday, The New York Times reported that two 16-year-old girls from New York City were arrested in March because they planned homicide bombings. Saying they are “from New York City” is kind of a stretch. The girls were actually from Bangladesh and Guinea and are in the U.S. illegally, as are their families. Both families have overstayed their visas—and welcomes—by more than a...
  • Monday at Augusta National! (The Masters)

    04/04/2005 8:33:37 AM PDT · by ArmyBratproud · 26 replies · 449+ views
    ITS MASTERS WEEK!!!!!! They have live video feeds up and running. The live feed from the driving range is up and running.
  • A Win for the Ages (Ups and downs at Augusta)

    04/12/2004 8:34:27 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 31 replies · 302+ views
    National Review ^ | April 12, 2004 | Adam Daifallah
    What really defined this year's Masters golf tournament, which ended Sunday, was its emotional extremes. Not in a long time has one of golf's majors (or any sporting event, for that matter) taken fans on such an emotional rollercoaster, from extreme sadness to extreme joy, in such a short period of time. With the hubbub of last year's controversy about Augusta National Golf Club's men-only membership policy all but a distant memory, this year had but one focus: golf. And after yesterday, few fans were left disappointed. But before Sunday's joy, the sadness: The tournament opened Thursday with news of...
  • Feminists need to move on

    04/17/2003 11:53:49 AM PDT · by RAT Patrol · 16 replies · 219+ views
    The Indianapolis Star ^ | April 16, 2002 | Andrea Neal
    <p>Now that Martha Burk and her cronies have wasted a weekend -- make that a year -- protesting the trivial in Augusta, maybe they could come north to Indianapolis and decry the shortage of women revelers in the Indy 500 infield.</p>
  • Hootie tells paper membership supports his stance(No women should ever be members at Augusta)

    04/16/2003 5:09:15 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 17 replies · 243+ views
    espn ^ | 4/16/03 | news services
    If Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson is a man of his word, his prestigious, all-male golf club will never admit a female member. In a one-on-one interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution following the completion of The Masters, Johnson said "there never will be a female member, six months after the Masters, a year, 10 years, or ever." An Augusta National spokesman backed off Johnson's statement, saying Wednesday that it "reflects the political situation and the political pressure put on the club and does not reflect on the future." The spokesman, Glenn Greenspan, said Augusta has not changed its stance that...
  • Protests? Absurdity par for course

    04/13/2003 8:52:59 AM PDT · by DeFault User · 5 replies · 213+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 4/13/2003 | Tommy Tomlinson
    Posted on Sun, Apr. 13, 2003 AT THE MASTERS Protests? Absurdity par for course Activist Martha Burk sinks credibility of cause with KKK likeness, inflatable pig TOMMY TOMLINSON AUGUSTA, Ga. - Here's how bad it was at the Masters protests Saturday: The Elvis impersonator was the sanest guy on the grounds. Be proud, home folks -- he's a Charlotte boy. His name is Mack Gaddy, and he wore shades, a jet-black wig and a white jumpsuit with a sequined eagle on back. He dressed up hoping somebody would give him a badge to get on the course. But after a...
  • 'Snooty Hootie' hasn't mastered changing times (Cynthia Tucker Alert)

    04/12/2003 2:12:02 AM PDT · by kcordell · 36 replies · 292+ views
    Atlanta Journal and Constitution ^ | 04/12/03 | Cynthia Tucker
    America's newest hero is the petite Pfc. Jessica Lynch, who was rescued from behind enemy lines on April 2. Lynch, who may have engaged Iraqi troops in a deadly firefight before being captured, is one of the valiant women warriors helping to erode the strictures against allowing women in combat. But Lynch's heroics mean nothing to the imperious William "Hootie" Johnson, who runs his own little tyranny in the conservative east Georgia city of Augusta. His exclusive golf club, Augusta National, will not abide incursions by women members -- no matter their courage, honor, stature or wealth. While the Army,...
  • Burk: CBS Insults Women in Armed Forces

    03/25/2003 11:07:07 PM PST · by Leroy S. Mort · 6 replies · 254+ views
    NEW YORK (AP) - Martha Burk plans to expand her campaign against Augusta National and CBS by contending that televising the event from an all-male golf club ``is an insult to the nearly quarter million women in the U.S. armed forces.'' Burk, chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations, plans to protest the club's membership policy during the third round of the Masters on April 12 at Augusta, Ga.Along with New York City council member Gale A. Brewer, Burk scheduled a news conference Wednesday to ask CBS to cancel its Masters coverage.Burk's remarks Tuesday came as United States troops...
  • Feminism's Little Problem

    03/09/2003 1:14:55 PM PST · by az4vlad · 26 replies · 387+ views ^ | March 7, 2003 | Brian S. Wise
    Feminism's next major crusade is sitting at its feet, ignored.Sadly, my great dissertation on modern feminism, “You’re Adorable When You’re Angry,” went unfinished despite the Great Book Writing Fit of the mid-1990s. The title summed up the conclusion; with feminism’s important battles long since fought and won, the movement has collapsed onto itself, becoming in the process an odd parody of something that once mattered. Conservatives are often asked what they have against feminism – the correct answer is, conservatives don’t hate feminism, but they are annoyed by its modern leanings. Whatever its intentions, all it succeeds in doing these...
  • Yo, Augusta: K-K-Kiss your argument goodbye (barf alert)

    03/01/2003 4:28:27 AM PST · by rudy45 · 3 replies · 157+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 3/1/03 | Phil Sheridan
    Imagine being Martha Burk today. Imagine owing the Ku Klux Klan a thank-you note, or maybe even a modest gift.The KKK did Burk a remarkable favor this week by applying for a permit to demonstrate in support of Augusta National, the private golf club that hosts the annual Masters tournament. The Klan did more to embarrass Augusta president Hootie Johnson and inflame passion about this issue than Burk could with a million letters to corporate sponsors, TV networks and Augusta members.So maybe Burk should send a fresh batch of white sheets to wear when the Klansmen arrive at Augusta next...
  • Augusta Golf Fight Moves Into Cyberspace

    12/18/2002 8:00:19 AM PST · by GeneD · 24 replies · 198+ views
    Filed at 10:35 a.m. ET Nearly 30 companies whose chief executives are members at all-male Augusta National now belong to another exclusive club. They are listed in the ``Hall of Hypocrisy,'' the slogan on a Web site launched Tuesday night by Martha Burk and the National Council of Women's Organization in the latest attempt to pressure the golf club into inviting women to join. The site -- -- made its debut about the time Burk appeared on HBO's ``Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.'' ``We think it is important for women to know that some of America's largest corporations maintain...
  • Things the Press Doesn't Know About Augusta National

    12/16/2002 6:48:15 AM PST · by dts32041 · 28 replies · 278+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 12/16/2002 12:03:00 AM | Lawrence Henry
    The things the popular press does not know about the Augusta National Golf Club would fill a good-sized book. Let's start with only the most recent, Secretary of the Treasury designate John Snow's resignation of his membership from the club. Here's the mainstream, generally liberal, spin on that resignation, from a December 10 USA Today editorial: "As a private club, Augusta can be as pigheaded as it wants. But that doesn't erase or excuse its shameful bias (against having women as members). Snow wasn't sensitive enough as a corporate chief to take a stand against it. But he was smooth...
  • The Changing ‘Times’

    12/02/2002 8:51:18 AM PST · by gophergop · 1 replies · 155+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 12/9/02 issue | Seth Mnookin
    On Nov. 25, the New York Times ran a front-page story headlined CBS STAYING SI-LENT IN DEBATE ON WOMEN JOINING AUGUSTA. It was the 32d piece the Times had run in just under three months on the issue of whether the Augusta National Golf Club, which hosts the Masters Tournament, would admit women as members. READ MORE BY CLICKING ON LINK ABOVE.
  • Howell Raines, New York Times Turn the Masters Into a Civil-Rights Crusade (My Title)

    11/20/2002 12:02:42 PM PST · by GeneD · 8 replies · 326+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | 11/20/2002 (for issue of 11/25/2002) | Sridhar Pappu
    For the past few months, while the top corners of The New York Times’ front page have been preoccupied with Iraqi invasion plans and Al Qaeda sleeper cells, below the paper’s fold—and in other prominent spots inside—The Times has launched its own tactical assault against the Augusta National Golf Club, host to the Masters Tournament. Usually forgotten for 51 weeks out of the year, the Georgia club’s refusal to admit women as members has made it a bull’s-eye for equal-opportunity proponents and a symbol of the kind of mint-julep, stick-in-the mud thinking that critics say belongs in Binx Bolling’s South,...
  • America's All-Male Golfing Society [New York Times Editorial Alert]

    11/18/2002 11:41:11 AM PST · by GeneD · 97 replies · 502+ views
    William (Hootie) Johnson, the chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club, has become the poster boy for a particularly regressive branch of the golfing set. As he announced somewhat testily last week, his famous all-male country club has no plans to add women members — not anytime soon and certainly not in time for the Masters tournament in April. Augusta National is a private club, Mr. Johnson explained, and thus his members have a "constitutional right to choose" who can be excluded from its expensive inner sanctum. The constitutional right to choose is real, but it is not limited to...