Kasumigaseki Votes To Change Membership Policy

Hallelujah I guess, though how the 2020 Olympic golf venue ever got to be a venue when it banned women on Sundays is still beyond most everyone.

But now they will admit women, in theory and all will be forgotten. Maybe. Sadly, some damage was done given that there will be a women's competition and the club was nonetheless rewarded with Tokyo's Olympic golf.

From an AP report:

The vote came three days after IOC President Thomas Bach warned the club of consequences for upholding a ban on female members.

“Should gender equality not be respected, then we would look for another venue which would ensure non-discrimination,” Bach said last Friday at a news conference in South Korea.

Like Muirfield, which just voted to admit women, we shall see if the clubs actually follow through.