TV host brands club 'disgraceful' after voting against equality motion


Former Ladies European Tour player and current Sky Sports TV presenter Henni Goya has branded a Welsh golf club ‘disgraceful’ after it failed to pass a motion which sought fairer treatment for lady members.

Lowri Roberts, a member at Cottrell Park Golf Club, put forward a motion to allow women members to compete on Saturday mornings – a timeslot currently reserved for men.

The ladies section at Cottrell Park has 85 members – 25 of which are full members and eligible to play at the weekend. However, the men’s timeslot means the opportunity for women to play at the weekend is significantly reduced.

In continuing her reasoning behind putting forward the motion, Lowri argued that if the club didn’t allow the motion, the ladies section would ‘continue to dwindle’ and the club shouldn’t be ‘shying away from its responsibility to treat men and women equally’.

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However, over the weekend, Lowri took to Twitter to say that the motion had been rejected – and a social media backlash ensued.

The result of the vote showed 30 people ‘For’ the motion and 30 ‘Against’, with the chair using his casting vote against.

Goya saw the tweet and didn’t hold back, calling the decision ‘disgraceful’ and 'embarrassing'.

Plenty others got involved too, with Justin Rose's caddie 'Fooch' calling the result of the vote 'hopelessly out of touch'.

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