Muirfield members seek a second vote on women members

June 27, 2016

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The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers is looking for a do-over on its vote to continue excluding women from becoming members at Muirfield, Martin Dempster of the Scotsman reports.

“Muirfield is seeking to hold a fresh ballot on women members before the end of the year,” he writes. “The development was announced in a statement issued by the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers this morning.

“It comes six weeks after the club’s committee failed to secure the two-thirds support it required for a proposal to admit women members.”

Billy Hurley III: An officer and a gentleman

Billy Hurley III showed poise under pressure, both during the final round of the Quicken Loans National and in the immediate aftermath of his improbable victory, Washington Post columnist Thomas Boswell noted.

“Hurley barely celebrated after his final par putt fell into the 18th hole,” Boswell wrote. “Perhaps, if he had let himself go, he had no idea what he would do. Few men have won a golf tournament — or any sports event — that wove together more powerful personal emotions, more conquering of self-doubt and more vindication of a still-grieving family. He did nothing because he felt so much. He kept his dignity and poise because, as in his whole life, as an officer, gentleman and golfer, those are the qualities he has chosen as his running lights.”