Massachusetts golfer Elaine Joyce filed suit against Dennis Pines golf course for $500,000 for not being allowed to play in a men’s amateur event. She claimed that her civil rights were violated and that she was humiliated. She didn’t win the half-mil, but she did win her case, $15K and most of all set a precedent.
“This sets a precedent, so no one has to go through what I went through. They violated my civil rights and those of every woman in the town of Dennis.”
Peanut Gallery Comments
No word whether Joyce is consulting with Martha Burk regarding becoming the first female members of Augusta National.
If the precedent is set, does that mean that men can play in women’s tournaments? Why don’t we see law suits from men stating that their civil rights are violated by not being allowed to play in women’s events?