1981 July 8

Women Golfers Unite! Women Challenge Ban on Mixed Foursomes on Long Island, NY


As late as the 1980s, the exclusion of women from the activities of private organizations still continued. On this day, women protested against a golf course that prohibited women from participating in mixed foursomes.

The most important development with regard to women’s athletics was Title IX, enacted on June 23, 1972, which outlawed sex discriminatory programs in educational institutions and had its greatest impact on athletics.

Learn more at the Women in Golf Foundation: http://www.womeningolffoundation.org/index.asp

Read: Deborah Brake, Getting in the Game: Title IX and the Women’s Sports Revolution (2010)

And more about women’s rights: Gail Collins, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present (2009)

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