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Chicago Golf Ass’n Bars Jews from Championship Contest

July 17, 1923
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Six Jewish golf clubs have protested against the act of the Western Women’s Golf Association barring Jews from participation in the Association’s championship contest.

In explanation the president of the Association stated that the latter comprised active clubs and only members of such clubs were entitled to participation in the contest.

The Jewish clubs however contend that they have sought many times to become enrolled as active clubs but on various pretexts their applications had been rejected.

Two years ago, the Association debated the proposition of admitting Jews to active membership. Many Jews at the time sent in their resignations from the clubs.

The club leaders are said to have admitted that difficulties have been placed in the way of Jews in the Association but they declare that “it is for the Jewish members’ own good.”

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