Muirfield FINALLY MAKES female members for the first time in 275-YEAR history in an attempt to put an end to sexism row at & # 39; the world's oldest golf club
- Golf club Muirfield has invited 12 women to become members for the first time
- & # 39; The world's oldest golf club is embroiled in a long-standing sexist line
- It is the first time in their 275-year history that women are allowed to join
- Muirfield was removed from The Open's rotation after sexist controversy
Muirfield golf club has invited 12 women to join, ending their controversial tradition of male-only membership after 275 years.
Muirfield is the host of & # 39; the world's oldest golf club – the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers – and is embroiled in a long-standing sexist row that saw it open the rota to organize the Open Championship after taking its attitude toward of men only had not changed members in 2016.
Its members originally voted not to allow women to join, but the controversial decision was only annulled a year later. The 12 invitations now issued mark the final step in the process of admitting female members.
Muirfield Golf Club has invited 12 women to become members for the first time in their history
Persons invited to join the club must go through a review process by existing members to decide who makes the cut.
Alistair Campbell, captain of the club, said: “I am pleased to announce that 12 women have been formally invited to join the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers this month.
& # 39; This marks a milestone in the club's illustrious history and we look forward to welcoming all of our new members to participate in the great values and traditions of our club. & # 39;
According to the Edinburgh Evening News, the 12 women have now gone through the final phase of the approval process.
Muirfield hosted The Open 16 times – Phil Mickelson won the Claret Jug the last time it was contested on the famous left, with Sir Nick Faldo, Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus, also past champions there.
Muirfield, which organized 16 Opens, is embroiled in a long-standing sexist line
Phil Mickelson was the champion in 2013 when Muirfield last organized The Open
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