Surely the point he is making that discrimination is not always wrong or unlawful, but the word has automatically defined by some as a "bad word"Don’t know if you’re a lawyer (I’m certainly not) in which case I’ll bow to your greater knowledge. But it’s hard to reconcile that it’s ok to discrimate against women on Saturday and for them on Tuesday and vice versa for men.
What I mean by this is, if you had another time period over the holidays, where the tee is booked for Juniors for an hour or 2, you are discriminating against older members during that time period. But, I'm pretty sure most wouldn't see it as unlawful or something to necessarily complain against.
If ladies at his club were offered a 7-day membership, perhaps it is simply impossible for them to play on a Saturday. Therefore, the club could argue the lesser day membership is much more beneficial to ladies, not charging them for the full week. In fact, the OP could take that to the next level, and maybe they could introduce a 4 day membership (weekdays except Ladies Day) for existing 5-day men members? Perhaps they could offer ladies a 7 day membership, albeit there would be no point in taking it up. Simply to show they are not stopping ladies joining at that level. If there was plenty of opportunity to play on a Saturday, outside the Men's Competition, then I'd argue not allowing ladies to play on a Saturday is probably unfair discrimination. Also, if there were plenty of ladies who could only play at weekends, as they work during the week, the club could be on dodgy ground by not giving working ladies the same opportunities as men.