Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Royal Aberdeen votes to admit women members

      Royal Aberdeen's clubhouse and pro's shop at Balgownie. Picture by Cal Carson Golf Agency.            

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club's all-male membership last night voted to allow women members in a move that could pave the way for the return of the Scottish Open to the Balgownie links.
Around 150 members attended the special meeting at which 97% voted in favour of updating the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club's membership policy.
The move will strengthen the club's chances of bringing theScottish Open back to the Balgownie links, having hosted the invent in 2014 when Justin Rose won the title.
The Scottish Open, taking place at Gullane No 1 course this coming July, is expected to return to the North-east of Scotland in the summer of 2019.
Cruden Bay was touted as a possible host venue by Martin Gilbert, chief executive of tournament sponsor Aberdeen Standard Investment but last night's decision will enhance Royal Aberdeen's
prospects for the 2019 championship
The decision will also be welcomed by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club with Royal Aberdeen and Murcar Links hosting this year's
Amateur men's championship from June 18 to 23.
Theclub also hosted the 2011 Walker Cup and the 2005 British Senior Open.

Colin Farquharson writes: Aberdeen Ladies members, whose clubhouse is adjacent to that of Royal Aberdeen, play on the smaller Silverburn course at Balgownie but can play the "big" course for an additional sum on top of their membership fee. So what would Aberdeen Ladies members have to gain by joining Royal Aberdeen Golf Club?
Which leads to the bottom-line question: Which female golfers are going to join Royal Aberdeen GC?
Answers to

Inchmarlo Land Company will take over the day-to-day running of Inchmarlo Golf Centre from May 1.
Paul Lawrie Golf Centre has managed and overseen an upgrade of the facility since May 2016.
Michael MacDougall of the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre said:
"Some of our staff will remain there, albeit under the auspices of the Inchmarlo Land Company. We will still host some Paul Lawrie Foundation events there and Craig Dempster, our director of golf, will continue to provide input on a consultancy basis."


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