Friday, December 11, 2015

Now Pollok Golf Club opens its membership doors to females

Two more historic golf clubs have decided to end their men-only membership policies and allow women to become members for the first time.
The 123-year-old Pollok Golf Club in Glasgow has changed its policy with 89 percent of members voting in favour of the move.
The club carried out an official poll following a survey of members earlier this year.
Club captain Gordon Wishart said: “I am pleased to announce that the membership of Pollok Golf Club has now voted overwhelmingly in favour of welcoming women members. This vote has immediate effect and as of now Pollok is a mixed-membership club.
“This is a memorable day in the history of the club which will celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2017 and I look forward to welcoming our first lady and girl members in the very near future.”
He said women members would be welcomed “on exactly the same basis” as men.
The 147-year-old Lundin Golf Club in Fife recently brought down its male-only barriers following a vote among its members.
More than two-thirds of the membership supported the motion to allow women to join the club for the first time in its history.
The change allows women and girls from the age of 12 to become members of a club that has hosted Open qualifying on a number of occasions and is also the traditonal home of the East of Scotland Open.
The club celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2018
Last year the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews voted to allow women to join for the first time, and earlier this year Open venue Royal St George’s in Kent opened its doors to women members.
Very few golf clubs in the UK are now single-sex and Royal Troon, which will host next year’s Open Championship, and Muirfield, home of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, are currently undertaking reviews of their men-only policies.