Royal St George’s Golf Club Ends the Men-only Status to Admit Female Members
Royal St George’s famous Golf Club in Kent has thoroughly voted to admit women members. This way, the 127-year old, the men-only club has opened the door for ladies to become its members.
Presently one of three male-only golf clubs especially on the rota to state the Open Championship, officials at Club explained that it will enable females to become members with this immediate effect. About 90 percent of the existing membership voted to alter the club’s old rules and regulations at an unexpected general meeting at Sandwich-based golf club last month.
But the move taken by St George’s would surely make a pressure on the other two remaining men-only clubs i.e. Murfield and Troon. However, both clubs have said that they will soon end their male-only or single-sex status.
An official statement issued by the authorities at St George’s said, “A most awaited resolution to change the club’s old rules to make women eligible for club membership has been successfully passed. The resolution can only be passed if about 81% of club’s members participate in voting.”
Commenting on the outcome of the famous Royal St George’s this move, an official at R&A says, “We highly appreciate such a move taken by the club’s members to ensure women freedom to join the club.” According to the critics, “However, the resolution has come a bit late, but we should appreciate it as it’s the need of time, now it would be important to see how two other male-only clubs react to this decision.”