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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

This week Augusta National Golf Club instituted some changes.  For the first time since it opened in 1933 women are now allowed to be members of the club – one of them being former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

 Augusta National is known the world over as one of the most exclusive golf clubs with a membership of around 300.  Interestingly, people cannot request to be a member and instead have to be invited to join the club and up until Monday of this week – had to be a male.

This isn't the first time August National has been in spotlight for excluding people from joining their club as up until 1990 African Americans were not permitted for membership.

The argument for any of the exclusionary membership practices of the past has been that it is a private organization and it can do what it wants.  This certainly is true and even today Augusta has made up its own mind to revise its policies whether it's with women or minorities.

Our hope is that in 1990 and 2012 Augusta National made these choices for the right reasons and not to get people off their back. Thinly veiled in all of this is the smell of corporate sponsorship pressure and additional revenue this inclusiveness may bring.

That being said, this is a good move forward for this organization – even if that move was a shove from someone else.

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