Fans to Augusta: Let a woman in already! (Or don't)
Golf.com - almost 5 years
AUGUSTA, Ga. — When Lyn DeMar showed up for a Sunday morning tee time at a private club in Des Moines, Iowa, two years ago, she was in for a surprise.
So was the club.
The club had assumed that DeMar was a man, and that was a problem because women were not permitted on the course before noon on Sundays. Club officials eventually acquiesced, allowing DeMar’s group to slip quietly off the back nine, but it was a jarring experience for her because it was the first time, she says, that her gender limited her playing privileges on a golf course.
The near-snub didn’t sit well with DeMar, who recalled the story at Wednesday's practice round at the 76th Masters. So perhaps it’s not all that surprising where she comes down on Augusta National Golf Club's refusal to admit female members.
“I think it’s time for a change,” she said while seated at a picnic table near the merchandise pavilion. “What do you think, honey?”
The question was directed at her husband, Ray, who was seated beside