Royal Troon to vote on women members

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• 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

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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.

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“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.


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