Martha Burk is proving she can be just as demeaning to other women as any man with this recent rant in the Huffington Post against the USGA, which hasn’t yet moved next year’s U.S. Women’s Open from Trump National in Bedminster, N.J., over comments the American presidential hopeful made about women. Burk wasn’t too kind herself about LPGA Tour players if they don’t knuckle under and do her bidding.
“They’re acting like good little girls and remaining mute, or saying they don’t see a problem with playing their most important tournament at a course owned by the country’s leading misogynist.”
The old Stepford Wives ploy, for those of us from a certain era. Original. Donald Trump will be dealt with by the American people on Tuesday, but there’s a name for somebody who starts belittling people for not doing what they say. It’s called bullying … About six years ago, LPGA players voted to eliminate the tour’s requirement that somebody be female at birth in order to compete, opening the door for transgender players after a transgender woman launched a lawsuit, which could become more commonplace in the near future, not only on tours, but also in places of business. The federal government is pressing forward with Bill C-16 which protects transgender identity and it has the potential to be both vague and punitive. You can read more here. The world is changing quickly for all businesses and golf has specific examples, not only with the player who sued the LPGA, but also Caitlyn Jenner, who played in a celebrity golf event last week in Thousand Oaks, Calif. … Interesting development with Oakville council voting unanimously to block any development of Glen Abbey for another year. You can read more here. I was on CTV’s Canada AM with Oakville mayor Rob Burton earlier this year to discuss the Glen Abbey situation and other golf courses being replaced by development in Southern Ontario with host Marci Ien. You can watch that here. ClubLink has appealed the original interim bylaw to the Ontario Municipal Board, with that hearing scheduled for January 30 … Golf Ontario has announced that eight boys and eight girls have been named to Team Ontario for 2017, including 10 new players. The lineup includes Toronto’s Tyler Nagano, Zack Mason, Cynthia Zhao and Sarah Beqaj, Mississauga’s Robbie Latter and Matthew Anderson, Markham’s Victoria Zheng and Hailey McLaughlin, Stoney Creek’s Johnny Travale, Dunrobin’s Jake Bryson, Long Sault’s Ty Celone, Guelph’s Anthony Occhuito, London’s Isabella Portokalis, Niagara Falls’ Emily Ward, Tilbury’s Hailey Katona and Maple’s Alyssa DiMarcantonio. Reggie Millage will coach the team … This week’s GNN Poll asks readers if they see in the foreseeable future government-mandated gender quota being put in place that will affect staffing where they work. As of this writing, 65 per cent of respondents said no, with 35 per cent saying yes. You can cast your vote on the GNN home page.