Muirfield votes against female members

2016 05 Muirfield
• Club votes against admitting women
• Members fail to reach 2/3s majority decision in favour of change
• Question mark now hangs over its place on Open Rota


MUIRFIELD

The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers - home to Open host venue Muirfield - has voted against letting women join the club.


A two-thirds majority of those who voted was required to change the club’s membership policy to admit women as members.

In an open letter the club committee had recommended that the membership vote in favour of a resolution to admit women as members. In the end a postal ballot of members, scrutinised by Electoral Reform Services, did not reach the required threshold in favour of change.

Voting was divided 64% in favour of the resolution and 36% against.

Club captain, Henry Fairweather, said: “The Honourable Company is a members club, and, as such, the members decide the Rules of the Club, including its membership policy. Women will continue to be welcome at Muirfield on the course and in the clubhouse as guests and visitors, as they have been for many years.”

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