The Home of Golf Welcomes Women

st andrewsRoyal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews ended a 260-drought by voting to allow women to become members. 

The global membership of roughly 2,400 members, “voted overwhelmingly” Thursday to allow female members, effective immediately.

“This is a very important and positive day in the history of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club,” Dawson said, before adding: “I think it’s a very positive message for the game of golf. The R&A, in its position as a governing body for the game, I think it’s quite right that the members have agreed to embrace this concept and welcome women members to the club.”