I think it is a laughable notion to think that this golf club makes membership decisions in order to influence voters.<quoted text>
But it's not - it's August National Golf Club. And it still was Augusta National Golf Course. The golf club's exclusive membership policies have drawn criticism, particularly its refusal to admit black members until 1990, a former policy requiring all caddies to be black and its refusal to allow women to join. In August 2012, it admitted its first two female members, Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore.
If that's not a perfect example of some good ol' conservaturds trying to buy the women's and black vote in Georgia, I don't know what is.
Also who cares if it has drawn criticism. You'll never make 100% of people happy and private clubs should be able to make their own rules for membership, even if I don't necessarily agree with them.