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R&A Golf Club asks for vote

Updated: March 26, 2014, 12:57 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

In a potentially historic move, the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews has asked its membership to consider admitting female members for the first time, with a vote scheduled for September.

Although the club itself no longer administers the rules outside the United States and Mexico nor runs the Open Championship, its close association with both and its proximity to the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland -- viewed as the spiritual home of golf -- has prompted the effort.

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