Things are actually starting to pick up with high school football right around the corner, but in the middle of all the mayhem came a landmark decision by Augusta National to change the way the 80-year-old club does business.
The first two female members were allowed full-time membership earlier in the week and the impact of the decision could be felt in the golfing community in New England. I talked with a couple of head professionals and those involved with the golf business here in the Northeast about the change and the sentiment was the same from everyone: it was about time.
Jim Dee, my former head professional at Marshfield Country Club for the majority of my life, had some great intel into why a club needs to involve everyone in this day of age. Former LPGA player and current teaching professional in Cape Cod, Jane Frost, had some strong statements about the shift in the landscape.
Make sure to take a peak at my story for the Boston Herald by clicking HERE.