Although I am technically still on summer hiatus, I simply had to take the time to give the Augusta National Golf Club their due for FINALLY joining this century by breaking down a significant barrier. They announced that for the first time they are admitting 2 women into their club: former Secretary of State Conoleeza Rice & South Carolina business woman Darta Moore. Recently the club was called out because even though the chief sponsor for their storied tournament is IBM, they did not award the CEO,Virgina M. Rometty her customary jacket & membership solely because of gender. Apparently there was enough "blowback" for that decison, that despite their customs as a private club, they have decided to join this century & make some significant changes in policy. Yes this is just a small step but it's a start & one they ought to be applauded for so kudos to you Augusta! Why is this so important? Aside from the symbolism, the reality is that many a business deal is consummated on the golf course so preventing women from participating there in effect cuts them out of the action. Here's hoping that other clubs will follow suit.