By Peter Gordon, David Doughan

Girls were always excluded from all demeanour of golf equipment and institutions through the years, even if because the direct results of an anti-woman coverage or in some way via prohibitive access necessities, social constraints, or clash of pursuits and tastes. Retaliation from girls has taken instructions: a few ladies have manage their very own particular golf equipment that replicate their very own pursuits and goals, whereas others have taken at the males and striven to collapse resistance to their becoming a member of ‘men’s’ golf equipment on an equivalent footing.

This publication strains the advance of the present scenario, drawing from quite a lot of assets, a few of that have by no means been released prior to. taking a look at the different sorts of golf equipment and institutions that come with girls and women from the WI to the lady publications, this ebook is a wealthy social heritage filled with attention-grabbing observations and tales, and should be soaking up interpreting for an individual attracted to sociology, women’s historical past or the transformation of Britain’s social lifestyles.

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Other speakers warned the delegates that they would find themselves forced to change their rules by law if they did not do so voluntarily, but the delegates were adamant. Men and their clubs 29 The big issue here was, and remains in the twenty-first century, pass cards, which, as noted above, admit members of a CIU Club to membership privileges in all CIU-affiliated clubs, and which at the time of writing are still unavailable to women, whatever the policy of an individual club may be. This is sanctioned by Rule 12(e) of the CIU: ‘Associate and Pass Cards may not be issued to lady members’.

He insisted that Royal Navy and Royal Marine officers should be included, and the club named the Army Club, subsequently changed to the Army and Navy Club. Membership was at first limited to 1,000, but by 1922 it had risen to 2,400. The entrance fee was 15 guineas but this was increased to 25 guineas in 1845. At first located in a building in King Street, near St James’s, formerly occupied by the Oxford and Cambridge Club, it moved to a purpose built building in Pall Mall in May 1851. For many years it has been known as ‘The Rag’, derived from a remark made soon after the opening of the Pall Mall premises by a member, Captain William Higginson Duff.

Jackson then commented, ‘Was it chivalry? Was it merely the recognition that Woman’s Day had come and that it was useless to struggle? I do not know, but as an optimist I hope that what we did was well done’. This was not the first time the matter had been raised. At a Forces’ clubs 33 pre-war meeting an admiral said that he thought it would be an excellent idea to admit ladies because ‘when his wife was shopping, she could bring her parcels to the Club and wait for him’. There were some restrictions.

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