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Japanese Golf Course Bows To Pressure Over Female Membership

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“Kasumigaseki Country Club is an outstanding venue with excellent courses, and we are proud it will be hosting top-tier golfers from all over the world for the Olympic Games.”
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Which golf clubs have recently admitted female members?

Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia, U.S. — August, 2012

St Andrews, Fife, Scotland — September 2014

Royal Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland — June, 2016

Muirfield, East Lothian, Scotland — March 2017

The Kasumigaseki Country Club, Saitama, Japan — March 2017

Mori also praised the “short period of time” in which the agreement had been reached following the public outcry.
Yuriko Koike, Tokyo’s first female governor, had stressed she felt “very uncomfortable” women could not become members “in this day and age,” adding it should be “a venue open to everyone.”
Meanwhile, Olympic silver medalist Lydia Ko said she hoped the notion of golf as a men’s game could left behind in “the past generations,” with the world No. 1 stressing how popular the women’s game has become in Japan.
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Tokyo 2020 will be golf’s second appearance on the Olympic program since 1904 after its return in Rio de Janeiro.
Skateboarding, karate, surfing, sports climbing and baseball/softball have all been approved by the IOC for upcoming Games.

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