News & ToursJune 1, 2016

Royal Troon, host of 2016 British Open, expected to end male-only membership

Royal Troon, home of this year's Open Championship, will hold a special meeting on July 1 to decide if women can become members. According to the Associated Press, the measure is expected to pass, with Troon official Martin Cheyne stating the club needs to "reflect the modern society."

The news comes less than two weeks after The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers voted against female participation, which led to the R&A revoking Muirfield's spot in the claret jug rota.

Royal Troon will host its ninth Open Championship this July.


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