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Condi Rice and Darla Moore Become First Female Members Of Augusta National Golf Club

Condi Rice and Darla Moore will go down in history.  These two women are the first women to ever be members at the esteemed Augusta National Golf Club.  Most people know the course as the home of the Masters, while others know it is a place of discrimination.

For those who do not know any better, Condi Rice is short for Condoleezza Rice.  If anyone was going to become one of the first women to be admitted, she would probably be at the top of the list.  Darla Moore is a business woman who apparently had enough pull to become a member at Augusta.

This is a big deal and we will no longer have to listen to debates about whether or not Augusta should allow women to be members.  The two might not end up playing a lot of golf but it is a fairly symbolic moment if you think about it.  Augusta was one of the last places to hold firm to the true meaning of “country club rules.”  Now that time has passed and some other place can be in the spotlight for membership issues.

This should end up getting a lot of coverage.  Believe it or not, this has actually turned into a big deal across the nation.  Women felt that they should be allowed to be members at the course, but the old guard held firm for so many years.  Now that barrier is finally broken down and progress can continue in the fight for equality.

Riley Schmitt is a writer for Rant Sports.