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A second poll is being held at Muirfield golf membership on whether or not to confess feminine members.

A earlier vote on the privately-owned hyperlinks course fell in need of the bulk required to vary membership coverage.

Muirfield, which final hosted the Open Championship in 2013, was later advised by golf’s ruling physique the R&A that it will not be thought of as a bunch venue.

A end result on the second vote is anticipated by the center of March.

Motions require two-thirds of its eligible voters to again the transfer. Solely 64% beforehand voted in favour.

A press launch issued on behalf of the Honourable Firm of Edinburgh Golfers, which owns and runs Muirfield, mentioned: “The postal poll can be independently scrutinised and the end result is anticipated to be introduced in mid-March 2017.

“Voting in favour of the decision to confess ladies as Members is really useful, unanimously, by the captain, captain nominate and the membership committee of the Honourable Firm.”

Martin Slumbers, R&A chief government, mentioned: “If the coverage on the membership ought to change we’d rethink Muirfield as a venue for The Open in future.”

Muirfield has staged the Open 16 instances and produced a who’s who of champions, together with Gary Participant, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo (twice), Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson.

Talking after the primary vote, former Open champion Rory McIlroy mentioned: “They (Muirfield) can do what they need, however these days it isn’t proper to host the world’s largest event at a spot that doesn’t enable ladies to turn into members.

“Hopefully they’ll see some sense and we will get it again there in the future.”