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williansays (621) and drewmac1 (624) both make entirely valid points
If i am correct, women can play golf here as guests, I am not a golfer myself, but it seems that Muirfield has a proud history who's rules could surely be left out of this weeks Open and debated at a later date. The first ministers absence is dissapointing, it would be nice for these people to eat humble pie and come for the final day then debate the politics.
There is, as usual, so much uninformed claptrap on this thread it has become a joke. As for those who claim St Andrews is a male only club check again and you will find it is a municipal links open to all. The R&A however is a different matter but does not control the golf links at St Andrews. As for Muirfield GC, I'd wager most members would gladly wave goodbye the Open being played there.
Private clubs are entitled by law to restrict membership in this way. However I feel strongly that local authority swimming pools should not get away with having "women only" sessions.
I don't think that private clubs can go above the law, if the law says you can't discriminate the participation in a sport in the bases of sex no sports club should be able to be men only.
Double standards by R&A. No women policy but they allow Jimenez to smoke in the work place which I believe is against the law. Image shown on BBC breakfast Saturday 7th July 2013 of him smoking on a golf course which i believe is the open one and isn't that his work place?
Many people have followed the example of Scotlands First Minister and the UK Minister of Sport by boycotting this years Open. Lets see if that helps drag the dinosaurs at the R and A into the 21st century.
Why don't we all just enjoy the golf and rise above the sexist attitude of Muirfield. I as a woman will certainly be there tomorrow, why cut your nose off to spite your face!!
"...public opinion is firmly against it." Not from what I see in the 631 comments so far. Most do not care. The ones that are against it, are basically the same people posting all over: i.e. trying to make a point.
Muirfield and Troon are quite at liberty to keep their sexist policy, however they cannot expect to host an Open Championship again, public opinion is firmly against it.
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