Muirfield timidly opened its doors to women…

Muirfield timidly opened its doors to women...

Even in Muirfield, everything ends! The Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers is certainly changing its approach to conservatism with blasphemy and disdain, centuries later, or centuries later.

Muirfield, which has opened its doors to women for the past 4 years, today has 17 members. “Which is a lot more than other British clubs” A pillar of this club, built in 1744 according to local archives, outlines with a thoughtful smile. a “Integration Committee” This revolution was made to succeed.

overwhelming vote with results

However, in 2016, he missed out on 14 votes out of 616 voters, reaching the two-thirds needed to reform the club’s rules for welcoming women. A vote that resulted in Muirfield’s R&A being excluded from the list of courses likely to receive The Open in the future.

Our kids’ kids couldn’t understand why we were playing in the men’s club?

The venerable Scottish layout with 16 visits was the third most used course to host the world’s oldest tournament, behind the Old Course at St Andrews (29) and Prestwick (24), but the latter since 1925 Has not been part of the rotation. ,

Back in 2027?

But that decision is now a thing of the past and Muirfield will host the AIG Women’s Open next year. Thus road a. opens to “Standardization” Time and demand of the media.

“Our kids and our kids’ kids don’t understand why we were playing in the men’s club. let bygone be bygone. Progress guides our steps…”, says Douglas Conan, a member of the club’s board of directors.

So Scotland’s renowned private golf course will once again be able to be part of The Open’s rotation of courses. Even though no date has been set yet.

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In 2022 we will celebrate the 150th edition in St Andrews, in 2023 it will be the turn of Royal Liverpool (Hoylek), the Open in 2025, Tron in 2024 then Portrush.

Other than that there is nothing official. However, it is rumored that 2027 could be a good year at Muirfield, 14 years after Phil Mickelson’s memorable win in 2013.

Seduces for Women’s Open

It’s a sign of the times that the world’s greatest players will come to Muirfield near Gulen next June.” to be commended Stuart McEwen, who was surrounded by everyone responsible for this iconic golf course, added to the press, according to the club’s secretary: “We have admired the performances of players like the Korda sisters, Anna Nordquist, Jin Young Ko, Leona McGuire or Georgia Hall on television and we were swayed … we would be happy to welcome them …”.

Revolution, you are told…

Photo: One of the first women to play golf at Muirfield (by JEFF Jay Mitchell / Getty Images via AFP)


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