As part of its ongoing membership review, Royal Troon Golf Club has written to its 800 members, seeking views on the issue of the admission of women members.
Currently Royal Troon Golf Club and The Ladies’ Golf Club Troon share the golfing facilities at Troon and will jointly host the Open Championship in July. The matter of admitting women members to Royal Troon Golf Club has attracted some commentary in recent months.
Martin Cheyne, Captain of Royal Troon Golf Club, said: “As we look forward to jointly hosting the Open Championship later this summer, the Committee of Royal Troon Golf Club continues with its process regarding the Club’s Future Membership Policy and is cognisant of the recent articles in the press and social media, the public discussion surrounding the club, and the statements made by senior politicians. We are acting to better understand the views of our members, which will in turn inform the decisions we take. We care very much for the reputation of Royal Troon Golf Club and it is important that the club, much like the wider game, reflects the modern society in which we exist.
“We have today written to all of our members to understand their views and feelings on the issue of the admission of women to the Club. We expect to have a clearer sight of those opinions in the weeks ahead and will make further statements in due course.”
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