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)
Woman golfer on the course: Palm Beach, Florida (1918 or 1919)
Maureen Orcutt (1920s)
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)