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Dublin Golf Club Votes To Remove "Men Only" Rule

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Women are to be allowed become members at Portmarnock Golf Club in Dublin.

It's after a vote to end its 127-year-old men-only policy was passed.

83 per cent were in favour, while 17 per cent were against.

Minister for Sport, Catherine Martin, has welcomed the decision, describing it as a "progressive step".

Meanwhile Golf Ireland "warmly welcomed" the move, describing it as "historic".

The rule has affected the club's events in recent years,

It was once home to 19 Irish Opens, one of the biggest events in the PGA European Tour.

But, because of its male-only membership policy, it hasn't hosted it since 2003.

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