Royal Troon will be bringing forward its decision whether to admit women members to before its hosting of the Open Championship in July. There will be a General Meeting on July 1 where the club’s constitution will be adjusted. to allow for mixed membership. It was originally not planning to announce its decision until the end of the year but the controversy over Muirfield’s vote and its subsequent loss of its place on the Open rota had prompted this change of position. With 38 members aged 30 or younger, a different perspective may be forthcoming. Former captain of Royal Troon Ken Arthur has said that there “is a moral imperative ” to admit wimen members.