GULLANE, SCOTLAND – MARCH 14: Anna Diertrich Pascale Reinhard and Janet Siehnthiler from Switzerland stand outside Muirfield Golf Club following their round of golfon March 14, 2017 in Gullane, Scotland. Muirfield golf club members have voted to admit women members after the privately owned club voted eighty percent in favour in updating the membership policy. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) The membership of Muirfield in Scotland took advantage of a mulligan, announcing Tuesday their all-male membership, known as the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, voted overwhelmingly to allow female members for the first time in the club’s 270-year history.
Muirfield golf club votes to admit women as members for the first time in its history.
British Open host Muirfield has voted to admit female members for the first time
LONDON, March 14 (Reuters) - Muirfield golf club voted on Tuesday to admit women members, scrapping the all-male policy that led to the historic Scottish course being stripped of its eligibility to host Britain's Open championship.
After 273 years, Muirfield, the venerable Scottish golf club that has 16 times hosted the British Open, will allow women to become members. The decision, approved by just more than 80 percent of the club’s members, comes a little le...