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04/12/03

Golfers Tee Off Debate About Women In Augusta National

Most Golf lovers keeping up with the Masters tournament are probably watching Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh take center stage. But someone else is stealing some of the limelight. On Saturday, Martha Burk and about 30 other protesters demonstrated outside Augusta National in protest of the club's all male membership policy.

Some local golfers debated whether the all male clubs need to rethink their policies. There were plenty of arguments on why making membership at one of the country's most prestigious courses co-ed is or isn't a good idea. Golfer Joe Frisard says it's just a matter of time before women roll into Augusta National.

"I think in this day and age it probably has to happen," said Frisard. "We're in a progressive country here and golf is the center stage of our sports these days with Tiger Woods, so it's time. It's time."

Golf photographer Pam Ivy says there are times when women don't need to be in the picture.

"There should be special places for men only. I don't think women belong everywhere," said Ivy. "There are other places that women go that men don't go."

Some golfers say they remember how the elite club once snubbed African Americans.

"Back then it wasn't fair but that was the rules that they had and it really, really wasn't fair, but this is a different situation," said long time golfer Paul Millets.

Some people don't see what all the fuss it about. After all, they say it's just a game.

"I think that we're focused on a lot of the wrong things. Women getting into Augusta is not very important in light of what's going on in the world," said Rob Lowther.

by Danielle Thomas

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