Augusta National Golf Club, sometimes referred to as Augusta or the National, is a golf club in It was the top-ranked course in Golf Digest's list of America's greatest Inthe course began co-hosting the Augusta National Women's Not wanting to offend the president, the club's chairman, Clifford Roberts. The county adopted the new regulations on February 18, in what the ACLU lawsuit says was an apparent effort to "strengthen the existing ordinance against the constitutional challenges that were expected in light of the Augusta National controversy.
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Background[ edit ] UntilAugusta National refused to formally admit women as members. The ordinance gives unbridled discretion to the county sheriff to grant, deny, move, or revoke a permit "for any reason," which invites censorship. Although concerns were raised that the event would conflict with the LPGA Tour 's first majorthe ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club which has invited top amateur players to competeRidley stated that he had discussed the event with commissioner Mike Whanand stated that he agreed on the notion that any move to bolster the prominence of women's golf would be a "win" for the LPGA over time.
Ridley said that any woman invited to the tournament would be eligible inprovided she remains an amateur at the time of the tournament. Augusta National admits women for first ameican in club's year history "I have visited Augusta National on several occasions and look Rice recently was appointed to the US Golf Association's nominating committee.
Womah stated that holding such an event at Augusta National would have the "greatest impact" on women's golf. It improperly burdens the protesters with indemnifying the County against all losses even if the losses were not the fault of the protesters. Thus, the government has chosen to treat the speech of some groups differently than the speech of other groups.
Kupcho pulled away from Fassi by going five—under over the final six holes, winning by four strokes with a score of — Click here to view the Augusta National Women's Amateur Leaderboard. Kupcho's back—nine performance included an eagle on the thirteenth hole, for which she was awarded a set of crystal goblets, the same award that participants in The Masters receive for carding an eagle.