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After 260 years, the stodgiest golf club in the world will finally welcome women

On the same day the United Kingdom’s fate was decided, another landmark vote was cast in Scotland. This one decided whether the Royal and Ancient Golf Club — long regarded as the symbolic home of golf — would finally welcome female members. 

By an overwhelming 85% majority, members voted to throw out the sexist and antiquated ban on women in favor of a mixed club. It only took 260 years for the men-only club to stop being discriminatory. 

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