R & A Golf Club of St. Andrews accepts women as members after a 260 year ban. Three-quarters of the R & A’s 2500 members vote, with 85% voting for the acceptance of women. Minister for Sport Helen Grant:
I am pleased that the members of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews have voted in favour of admitting women members. This is positive news for the sport and I hope we will now see other golf clubs that still have outdated same-sex policies follow suit. With golf in the next Olympics there is a huge opportunity for the sport to grow and this sends out the right inclusive message that golf is for everyone.