AN upmarket non-public golfing membership at the outskirts of Glasgow has in the end agreed to let ladies grow to be participants.
The celebrated Glasgow Golfing Membership in leafy Bearsden were one of the most closing bastions of male best memberships in global golfing.
Shaped in 1787, it’s the 9th oldest golfing membership at the globe, and best males may sign up for and play the parkland Killermont path within the unique suburb and its sister path in Irvine, Gailes Hyperlinks.
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For many years participants resisted the decision to pull the membership into fashionable lifestyles and it used to be best just lately that kids below 18 had been in a position to sign up for.
On the other hand, closing night time at an emergency normal assembly of the membership, participants voted unanimously in favour of adopting an open club – which means women can now sign up for.
They’ve in the end adopted the Honourable Corporate of Edinburgh Golfers – based totally at Muirfield.
The membership it the headlines repeatedly for its arguable method to feminine club.
In 2016, the golfing’s ruling frame, the R&A, got rid of Muirfield as a bunch venue for the Open Championship because of this. That has since been reinstated.
They then voted for open club in 2017 but it surely took till best a few months in the past for the membership to in the end announce that 12 ladies can be becoming a member of.
Glasgow Golfing Membership’s Killermont Space clubhouse used to be struck by means of a devastating hearth a 12 months in the past that gutted the checklist development that dates again to the 19th century.
A short lived clubhouse has best simply been opened whilst a £6million renovation takes position.
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Becoming a member of Glasgow Golfing Membership comes to a strict procedure. A potential, member must be proposed, seconded and 6 participants want to signal an software ebook – after which the applicant is interviewed.
Charges are round £2000 consistent with annum – with a hefty becoming a member of price on best.