I am thrilled the R&A has voted overwhelmingly to allow female members. This is a great day for golf and a historic one for women in golf! Below is the press release from The R&A.
From Peter Dawson, Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club.
I am very pleased indeed to announce that the membership of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has voted overwhelmingly in favour of welcoming women members.
More than three quarters of the club’s global membership took part in the ballot, with a decisive 85% voting for women to become members.
This vote has immediate effect and I can confirm that The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is now a mixed membership club.
The membership has also acted to fast-track a significant initial number of women to become members in the coming months.