Sunday 18 February 2018

Even a royal princess gets bogey treatment at golf club

Nadine Moze and Lindsey Vonn, partners of Fred Couples and Tiger Woods, attend a practice round ahead of the Open Championship at Muirfield. They can visit, but could never be members at the club
Nadine Moze and Lindsey Vonn, partners of Fred Couples and Tiger Woods, attend a practice round ahead of the Open Championship at Muirfield. They can visit, but could never be members at the club

THERE are two much-anticipated events in Britain that will have us all on our toes over the next few days. One is the royal birth, with the popular Duchess of Cambridge due to have her first baby. And the other is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, the British Open Golf Championship, which starts at Muirfield in Scotland.

If Kate gives birth to a little princess, the third in line to the throne, the precious girl can expect the best that royalty can provide – a castle to live in, servants, private schools and possibly a king and queen for doting parents some day.

But there is one wish that the fairy godmother won't be able to tee up for one of the most privileged young ladies in the world. The princess will be barred from becoming a member of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield – because, believe it or not, in this day and age women members are still not allowed.

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