Burk visits Augusta to scout protest sites

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Martha Burk made her first visit to Augusta
to scout possible protest sites near Augusta National Golf Club for The Masters.

Burk, the head of the National Council of Women's Organizations,
was accompanied by supporters as she studied the neighborhood for
about two hours Saturday.

Burk would not give details about the planned protest.

Burk was in Atlanta to meet with players from the WNBA, who are
seeking a new contract and have received her support.

The National Council of Women's Organizations and other groups
plan to protest the club's all-male membership during The Masters in April.

Augusta-Richmond County officials have said protesters will not
be allowed near the club's main gates because of dangerous traffic
on Washington Road. Burk said the alternative protest sites are too
far from the club.