Augusta National chairman touts work in community as answer to boycott question

Augusta National chairman touts work in community as answer to boycott question

Article originally written by Brian Mull, Summarized by The Alliance for Fort Gordon
Published April 8, 2021

Augusta National Golf Club doesn’t intend to make a proclamation on the Georgia Voting Law, chairman Fred Ridley said Wednesday morning in his annual State of the Masters address.

Responding to calls for a boycott or to follow the recent decisions of certain corporations and Major League Baseball, Ridley said he and everyone at Augusta National believe the right to vote is fundamental to a democratic society, no one should be disadvantaged in exercising that right and it is critical that all citizens have confidence in the electoral process.

“We realize that views and opinions on this law differ, and there have been calls for boycotts and other punitive measures. Unfortunately, those actions often impose the greatest burdens on the most vulnerable in our society,” Ridley said. “And in this case, that includes our friends and neighbors here in Augusta who are the very focus of the positive difference we are trying to make.”

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Comments 3

  1. From a CSRA potential business perspective, this is very encouraging. One company, 178 employees, with 100 re-locating to CSRA/Augusta/Ft. Gordon. Consider their collective salaries in the upper 60K/per year or more, and potential for contributing to the tax base, local food, clothing, housing, utilities, and other associated business enterprises, and this becomes the essence of our growth, and the support of very important industries.
    From a governmentaal perspective, this provides the justifcation (at least partially) for improvements to infrastructure, such as widening and improving roads, realigning traffic patterns, planning for future residential and commercial plots in unincorporated areas, and anticipated growth in the tax base for schools, and emergency services.
    Thank you CSRA Alliance for providing the information in detail as to which companies are coming to our community, and providing the Governor’s welcome and encouragement. May the surrounding munincipalities welcome our new neighbors, and support them in integrating into and contributing to, our shared peace and prosperity.

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