Royal Troon to vote on women members

2016 07 Getty Images 524412916
• Royal Troon to vote on women members tonight
• Vote was brought forward following Muirfield fallout
• Troon only club on Open rota with male-only policy

Text here

It’s D-Day for Royal Troon as members gather for a special general meeting in the clubhouse tonight to decide whether to admit women members.


Earlier this month, it was announced that the club would hold the special general meeting before this year’s Open Championship in two weeks’ time, having been impacted by the worldwide fallout from the Muirfield vote in May.

Speaking at the time, captain Martin Cheyne said: “Following our consultation with members, the committee of Royal Troon Golf Club is moving to convene a special general meeting on the July 1, at which we will propose that the constitution of the club is changed to allow women members to join on exactly the same basis as the men.

CONTINUES BELOW...

Royal Troon

“Recently we spoke about the need for our club to reflect the modern society in which we exist and I am pleased that a large majority of members who responded to our survey agree and support opening the club to women.”

Following Muirfield’s removal from the Open rota, Royal Troon is currently the only course on the Open rota with a male-only membership policy – but it has always considered itself a special case as it shares facilities with Troon Ladies Golf Club.

Last year, Royal St George's voted to admit women members, while The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Ancient did likewise in September 2014.

The meeting at Royal Troon starts at 7.30pm tonight, with an announcement expected at some point around 9pm.


Royal Troon :: A ‘yes’ vote?


Do you think Royal Troon will vote to admit women members? Leave your thoughts in the ‘Comments’ section below.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
£4000 Honma Driver- Is it worth it?
Honma
play button
Four easy ways to improve your golf game with Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith
play button
FootJoy’s 2020 line-up – Are these the best shoes in golf?
FootJoy
play button
CALLAWAY MAVRIK DRIVERS - Should one of these be your new driver?
Callaway
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Reputable English club suffers SHOCKING vandalism
DeChambeau fires Reed message of support amid criticism
Reed SNAPS at Wayne Riley after post round interview
gWest owner breaks silence on Scotland's "ghost course"
WATCH – Remarkable hole-in-one for Jon Rahm in Mexico

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
How to transition your weight with Peter Barber
Callaway
play button
Move the ball further forward in your stance
Watch
play button
A flatter swing plane will help cure your slice
Watch
A simple takeaway drill from Denis Pugh
Watch
See all videos right arrow