September 18, 2014 / 5:37 PM / 3 years ago

Golf-'Yes' vote allows R&A women members after 260 years

LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The Royal and Ancient golf club agreed on Thursday to open its doors to women, ending 260 years of male-only membership at one of the oldest clubs in the world and paving the way for women to play a role in the sport's governance.

The club's 2,400 worldwide members voted in person and via proxy and postal votes, with 85 percent in favour of allowing women members.

Editing by Ed Osmond

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