An imposing oil portrait of one Samuel Ryder adorns a wall in Verulam Golf Club's oak-panelled bar, just in front of a panoramic window overlooking the 18th hole named after him.
The prestigious Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland voted Thursday to allow women to join for the first time in its 260-year history See also: Your Guide to the Scottish Independence Debate Peter Dawson, the secretary...Show More Summary
There were two big issues being resolved in Scotland yesterday. The 2,400 members of a very old boys' club, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, had been asked to weigh in by postal ballot on whether to allow women to become members, and it was yesterday...
The R&A revealed that 85% of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club's 2400 members
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While their countrymen were deciding whether to remain part of the United Kingdom, the members of Scotland's Royal and Ancient Golf Club were deliberating on something else: whether to admit ladies to the hallowed halls of their literal old boys' club. Read more...
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews voted to allow women for the first time in its 260 year history.
The Royal & Ancient golf club's decision to allow women members after 260 years on Thursday has been widely welcomed within and beyond the game.
By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - After 260 years of exclusion, women will be allowed to join the Royal and Ancient golf club after an overwhelming members' vote on Thursday opened the doors to the famous St Andrews clubhouse and a role in the governance of the game. Show More Summary
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Members of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in Scotland have voted overwhelmingly to admit women for the first time in the institution's 260-year history.
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of Saint Andrews in Scotland voted on Thursday to accept females members for the first time in its 260-year history, Sky Sports News reports. The vote came on the same day the country was voting on whether to declare itself independent from the United Kingdom. Unlike the independence referendum, […]
The members-only area at the Royal & Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland will now be open to women. Photo by Lorna Baldwin/PBS NewsHour The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland voted to admit women today, by 85 percent of those who took part in the vote. Show More Summary
While Scotland votes on whether to exclude itself from the United Kingdom, the country's Royal & Ancient Golf Club showed an overwhelming preference for inclusion Thursday, when it voted to admit female members for the first time in its 260-year history. Show More Summary
The Scottish club had been under pressure to open its membership beyond the current 2,400 men. Members voted by proxy from around the world on Thursday.
A 260-year-old rule is cast aside as the Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes to include women in its membership. The membership of Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews voted on Thursday to finally admit female members. The vote immediately ends a 260-year-old rule of excluding women. Show More Summary
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews has voted overwhelmingly to admit female members for the first time.
It's a historic day for Scotland as women will be able to join the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews for the first time
The Royal and Ancient golf club agreed on Thursday to open its doors to women, ending 260 years of male-only membership at one of the oldest clubs in the world and paving the way for women to play a role in the sport's governance.
It only took 260 years. On Thursday, the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews announced its membership has voted to allow female members. Peter Dawson, chief executive of the R&A, the governing body off-shoot of the club, said the...Show More Summary