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

Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society permits women members after 257 years.

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

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."

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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.