News & ToursNovember 20, 2009

Are we still having this conversation?

Former NBA player Sam Bowie has applied for membership to the Idle Hour Country Club in Lexington, Ky. Should he be accepted, he would become the first African-American member in club history.

"We have no restrictions with respect to race, color and creed and national origin," Chairman of the Board Phil Scott said told the Lexington Herald-Leader. "Membership is made up of a diverse group of folks that enjoy one another's company. That's the sum total of it."

The board will address Bowie's application on Monday, the newspaper reported. Bowie starred at the University of Kentucky, which is located in Lexington.

-- John Strege

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