You simply cannot mention Massachusetts high society without mentioning one of New England’s most beloved couples — New England Patriot’s former quarterback, Tom Brady, and supermodel Gisele Bündchen. Per Business Insider, the couple built a mega-mansion in Chestnut Hill on a lot near to the club. Soon after taking up residence, the couple then proceeded to apply for membership at their casual, neighborhood country club as well. There was, however, one small issue with what was assumed to be a done deal and a welcomed addition to the club’s membership list: They were not accepted — at least not initially.
In an article written by the Boston Globe, it’s speculated that The Country Club was concerned about admitting such high-profile members to an establishment that values “privacy and understatement above all else.” As a result, the Brady’s application was put on hold for two years while the admission board deliberated over whether or not to allow the couple to join their ranks. The rumors of Tom and Gisele’s rejection from the club came on the heels of Tom Brady‘s widely publicized “deflategate” scandal. It was speculated to be another reason for the downturned application as well (via Golf Digest). Fortunately, all is well that ends well, as it usually does for the pair, and they were eventually welcomed into the exclusive club in 2017.