Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Royal Troon Golf Club will undertake a "comprehensive review" of its male-only membership policy.
It follows September's decision by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews to end its single-sex policy.

Royal Troon has also announced it will share responsibility for hosting the 2016 Open Championship with the Ladies' Golf Club, Troon, by forming a joint championship committee.
The 2016 Open will be the ninth to be played at the Ayrshire course.
Royal Troon is one of three clubs on the Open Championship rota with a male-only membership policy.
The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which is based at Muirfield, is reviewing its membership criteria with a report to be completed by March 2015, while Royal St George's is "considering its position" on the matter.
Royal Troon has always considered itself a special case in this respect as it shares facilities - each has its own clubhouse - with the ladies' club whose members mainly play Royal Troon's No 2 course, Troon Portland.
But, in a statement, Troon said it will "undertake a comprehensive review to consider the most appropriate membership policy for the future" and added "the recommendations from this review will be presented to the membership for their consideration".

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