Fourth oldest golf club in world, Bruntsfield, finally votes for women

Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society permits women members after 257 years.

Andy Roberts's picture
Fri, 19 Oct 2018

The fourth oldest golf club in the world - Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society - has become the latest to permit women members after a vote.


Bruntsford Links Golfing Society, based in Edinburgh and founded in 1761, saw a vote of 83.7% members cast in favour of the change today. 

"This is an historic occasion for the society," said Bruntsford Links Golfing Society captain Mike Smith. 

"This change, together with a £1.2m investment in our course, will ensure we are well positioned for the future."

Bruntsfield follows in the footsteps of the R&A and others, including The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Royal Troon, Royal Aberdeen and Panmure, in deciding to break with tradition and admit female members.

The club revealed that 67% of all members eligible to vote participated.



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