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It's time we got to join the club.

My brother is a golf pro and I remember when he was doing his apprenticeship many years ago at Royal Troon in Ayrshire, my mum and I went down for a visit. When we got there, we weren't allowed into the club house as it was only for men - and I couldn't believe it!

So, when I read this week that Scottish Golf's chief executive, Andrew McKinlay, has called for clubs to relax their rules to attract new players, I couldn't have agreed more.

The number of people playing golf in Scotland has been in decline for years now, and more needs to be done to encourage new fans and players.

Golf, like tennis, is often perceived as difficult to access, difficult to play and expensive, so clubs don't do themselves any favours by implementing rules that further deter young people or new starts.

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Publication:The Sunday Post (Aberdeen,Scotland)
Date:Jul 21, 2019
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