Getting Teed Off

A women's group is targeting top CEOs who are members of all-male Augusta National Golf Club

In golfing terms, Hootie Johnson used too much club. When the chairman of Augusta National Golf Club--host of the prestigious Masters tournament--responded to a letter from Martha Burk, chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO), who was inquiring whether the all-male bastion would consider women for membership, his response wasn't a polite "Thank you for your interest, but this is a private club." Nope. Johnson swung from the heels. Gripped it and ripped it.

He sent a terse get-lost note to Burk and then issued an incendiary press release asserting that Augusta would not be "bullied, threatened or intimidated"...

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