2020 Olympics host venue debate over women members branded ‘a nuisance’

Olympiclogo
The situation regarding whether to admit women members at the 2020 Olympics host venue in Tokyo has been branded ‘a nuisance’ by the head of its board of directors.

Kasumigaseki Country Club, a private facility on the outskirts of the Japanese capital, refuses to allow women to be members and play on Sundays.

That this situation has developed is a nuisance for us

- Kiichi Kamura

The club has come under fire from the International Olympic Committee, Japan Golf Council and Tokyo Olympic Organising Committee for its stance, with calls to move the tournament to a more inclusive venue.

READ MORE -> Olympic Golf course could ‘die’ very soon

Hideki Matsuyama1

READ MORE -> Nicolas Colsaers slams plight of Rio course

But while the bodies have urged the club to reconsider its policy, a recent vote proposing the end of the ban had to be postponed, with the 15-man board unable to get the unanimous vote needed to change the ruling.

“That this situation has developed is a nuisance for us, it’s really perplexing,” board chairman Kiichi Kamura told Japanese media.

Both men’s and women’s tournaments are currently scheduled to be held at the club in 2020, following the return of the sport to the Summer Games at last year’s Rio Olympics.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
IS IT TIME TO ORDER NEW WEDGES? - TaylorMade MG3 review
TaylorMade
play button
THE SIMPLE WAY TO FLUSH YOUR IRONS | with Ewen Ferguson
Ewen Ferguson
play button
DO THE TAYLORMADE P790 IRONS LIVE UP TO THE HYPE?
TaylorMade
play button
I TAKE ON THE BEST AMATEUR GOLFER IN SCOTLAND
angus carrick
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Thousands of fake golf clubs seized in China
David Booth a late WD ahead of Get Back To Golf finale
Paul Casey's caddie to take indefinite mental health break
COVID-19: Significant number of tour pros not yet vaccinated
REVEALED - The most popular golf course on Instagram

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Set the wrists later in the golf swing
Watch
play button
Keep your feet planted during the backswing
Watch
play button
Get your takeaway on the correct plane
Watch
play button
Start your takeaway wider
Callaway
See all videos right arrow