After All, Their Game Is Golf

On Monday, August 20, Augusta National Golf Club opened its exclusive membership to women for the first time in its 80-year history. As these photographs and film show, women have long shared men’s passion for the game of golf.

Visitors teeing off on the lawn of the Royal Palm hotel: Miami, Florida (1899)

Visitors teeing off on the lawn of the Royal Palm hotel: Miami, Florida (1899)

Woman golfer on the course: Palm Beach, Florida (1918 or 1919)

Woman golfer on the course: Palm Beach, Florida (1918 or 1919)

Maureen Orcutt (1920s)

Maureen Orcutt (1920s)

Women golfing with Dr. William E. Van Brunt in Tallahassee, Florida (1930s)

Women golfing with Dr. William E. Van Brunt in Tallahassee, Florida (1930s)

Babe Zaharias and her caddy at the golf tournament: Saint Augustine, Florida (1947)

Babe Zaharias and her caddy at the golf tournament: Saint Augustine, Florida (1947)

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