Golf Venue for 2020 Tokyo Games Lifts Restrictions on Women

Golf Venue for 2020 Tokyo Games Lifts Restrictions on Women

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The Kasumigaseki Country Club, in Kawagoe, Japan, hosted the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in 2010.

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A week after Muirfield, a venerable course in Scotland, voted to admit women, the course selected to host the men’s and women’s golf tournaments at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo altered its membership rules for women.

After three briefings, the 15-man board of Kasumigaseki Country Club on Monday voted unanimously to extend full membership to women and allow them to play on Sundays.

The Guardian was the first to report the news about the private…



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