as declared in Following the latest vote, she tweeted: “Well done, Muirfield – decision to admit women members emphatic & the right one.
“Muirfield is a truly outstanding Open venue and we very much look forward to taking the championship there in future,” he said.
Despite previously not being able to become members of Muirfield, women had been able to play on the links course and visit the clubhouse as guests and visitors.
“We look forward to welcoming women as members who will enjoy, and benefit from, the great traditions and friendly spirit of this remarkable club.”
Image copyright Allsport/Getty Image caption Muirfield captain Henry Fairweather said he looked forward to welcoming female membersMuirfield golf club has voted to admit women as members for the first time in its history.
as mentioned in The club booted off Britain’s most prestigious golf tournament due to its ban on women will admit female members for the first time since it was founded in 1744.
Last year’s competition generated a 110 million pound ($125.7 million) benefit to Scotland, Scottish First Minister Sturgeon announced in January.
“Well done, Muirfield – decision to admit women members emphatic & the right one,” Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Twitter after Tuesday’s vote.
Members of Muirfield, also known as the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, voted 498-123 in favor of the rule change Tuesday, overturning last year’s decision.
The course will now be eligible to host the British Open again, according to the event’s organizers, the Royal Ancient.
Scottish golf club ends 273-year ban on women
as mentioned in Muirfield has voted to admit female members for the first time in its 273-year history, paving the way for the Scottish golf club to again host the British Open.
“This is a significant decision for a club which was founded in 1744 and retains many of the values and aspirations of its founding members,” Muirfield club captain Henry Fairweather said.
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews opened its membership to women in 2014 for the first time in 260 years.
That led to Muirfield being taken off the list of 10 courses that can host the British Open.
The R&A, which organizes the British Open, said Muirfield was back in the rotation to stage the world’s oldest major.
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