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Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes to include women
Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes to include women

Members of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in Scotland have voted overwhelmingly to admit women for the first time in the institution's 260-year history. The R&A ranks among the sport's most greatest landmarks. More than 75% of the membership cast ballots on Thursday, with 85% in favor of becoming inclusive. "This vote has immediate effect and I can confirm that the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews is now a mixed-membership club," Peter Dawson, the secretary and chief executive, said in a statement. The historic vote took place on the same day that Scotland is deciding whether to split from the United Kingdom. Augusta...

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