The Committee of Royal Troon Golf Club has this week told Members that it will propose fundamental changes to the Constitution of the Club, allowing women members, at a Special General Meeting on 1st July 2016, before The Open Championship.
A detailed consultation programme with Members found that opening the club to women members is supported by over three-quarters of the Members who participated in the Club’s survey.
Martin Cheyne, Captain of Royal Troon Golf Club, said: “Following our consultation with members, the Committee of Royal Troon Golf Club is moving to convene a Special General Meeting on the 1st July, at which we will propose that the Constitution of the Club is changed to allow women members to join on exactly the same basis as the men.
“Recently we spoke about the need for our Club to reflect the modern society in which we exist and I am pleased that a large majority of Members who responded to our survey agree and support opening the Club to women.
“Looking ahead to the Open Championship, we want Scotland to be proud of Royal Troon Golf Club and the Ladies’ Golf Club, Troon as we jointly host this most prestigious competition in front of a worldwide audience. That is why we are moving quickly to a Special General Meeting and to have these matters resolved as swiftly as possible following our consultation. We will make a further statement after that meeting.”
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