Jewish World Review March 4, 2003 / 30 Adar I, 5763
At Augusta, the real fun and games will not be on the course
The 2003 Masters Golf Tournament is quickly becoming a lightning
rod for potential protests.
Golf is a quiet sport. It's a country club game, but the
club looks like its going to be invaded by Martha Burk, Jesse
Jackson and the Ku Klux Klan.
The club in question, the Augusta National, has a policy which
restrictions membership to just men. Burk and the National
Council of Women are demanding that the club admit women
members and that has been met with a resounding no from Hootie
Burk plans to picket in Augusta, and has picked up the support
from Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition. meanwhile, the KKK wants
in and plans to support Johnson position. There also maybe
another bunch of protesters as well, from a group called
Women Against Martha Burk.
The circus is now on the highway to Augusta. Don't be
surprised if other groups who have absolutely nothing to do
with the Augusta National club's membership policies and Burk
suddenly appear in Augusta starting April 6.
This isn't just about
the Augusta National anymore, its transcended golf's sedate
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JWR contributor Evan Weiner is a radio commentator on "The Business
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