28 Apr '16, 11am

Troon to remain maleonly club ahead of Open: Royal Troon must come into the 21st century claims founder of SWiS

Troon to remain maleonly club ahead of Open: Royal Troon must come into the 21st century claims founder of SWiS

The founder of a body aimed at promoting equality in sport believes Royal Troon should not be hosting the Open Championship in July. Maureen McGonigle of the Scottish Women in Sport Foundation (SWiS) said the Ayrshire club, which currently has an all-male membership policy, must now "come into the 21st century." Royal Troon and Muirfield, which staged the 2013 Open, are the only two clubs on the Open Championship rota that do not accept female members. "To have that kind of attitude and be hosting one of the top events in Scotland, I do find that quite surprising and I don't think it is something that should happen," Ms McGonigle told BBC Radio Scotland. "I think discrimination in any form, in this day and age, should not be allowed. There has got to be equality throughout. "They [Royal Troon] have to come into the 21st century and look at the benefits that women bring to ...

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