MALE-ONLY POL­ICY TO END AF­TER 257 YEARS

Today's Golfer (UK) - - FIRST TEE -

Mem­bers of the Brunts­field Links Golf­ing So­ci­ety have voted 83.7% in favour of ad­mit­ting fe­male mem­bers, and not be­fore time. The Ed­in­burgh club was founded in 1761 and is the third Scot­tish club to break tra­di­tion this year. Glas­gow Golf Club is ex­pected do like­wise, which will leave Royal Burgess, the old­est golf so­ci­ety in the world, as one of the last re­main­ing male bas­tions. To be fair, they did hold a ref­er­en­dum in 2014, but only a third of its mem­bers voted in favour of let­ting women join.

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