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  1. 1. Your Opinion on Pine Valley's Change?

    • Better late than never
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    • Meh
      13
    • Should've stayed men only
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6 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

This is a good start for Pine Valley.  But how 'bout some ordinary women members, not just pro and amateur standouts?!  I'm sure there are women out there who can break 90 and also be "socially compatible", though I'm not quite sure what that means.

So now, it begs the question:  What kind of scores do their male members shoot? 

Good scores. They're pretty good players, most of 'em. Just like at Oakmont. Not many chops.

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Meh. Being a single-sex club is on the wrong side of history? That seems harsh. It's a leisure pursuit, a social club, not the right to vote. 

I am very happy for the membership that they are welcoming such great players into their club. 

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I was a little on the fence between "Meh" and "Better Late than Never" but settled on "Better Late than Never" because inclusion is good for the game in general.  Sure, there are other places to golf but if you are a member and can't bring your daughter to the course to golf then that may inhibit her getting into the game.  Do not know much about Pine Valley and if children of members are even welcome to play with the "Skill Requirement" possibly limiting many younger golfers just starting out.  Still, I think inclusion is good for the game.

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1 minute ago, Esox said:

It's a private club, not a public accommodation. What they do is their business.

That is true.  They are allowed to look as silly and dated, and as sexist as they want to.

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53 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

That is true.  They are allowed to look as silly and dated, and as sexist as they want to.

And they would (and were) suffering the ramifications of it.

For example:

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Pine Valley has been the focus of a years-long civil rights investigation apparently focused on who calls the place home.

The title of that article is… "Elite N.J. golf club that finally opened to women was focus of discrimination investigation"

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I think its great.   Imagine being a female golf fanatic, who has the money and connections to get in….and not being able to simply because she was a woman and I think that’s 100% wrong.  

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