REUTERS: The club scheduled to hold the 2020 Tokyo Olympics golf events voted to admit women as full members on Monday, scrapping an all-male policy that had been heavily criticised and put its hosting rights in jeopardy.
Bach delivers warning to 2020 golf venue
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: Olympic chief Thomas Bach hopes the golf club hosting the men's and women's tournaments at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will change its policy and allow equal rights to women but underlined the IOC's stance it would seek another venue if it failed to do so.
SICC looks to a new S$60 million clubhouse to replace soon-to-be-lost facilities
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Island Country Club (SICC) looks set to build a new S$60 million facility called the 5 Acre Woods Clubhouse by July 2020. The move to build the new clubhouse is in anticipation of the expiry of leases for the land on which its current Bukit clubhouse sits, as well as the Sime Course in 2021, and the Bukit Course in 2030. In February 2014, the Singapore … Continue reading SICC looks to a new S$60 million clubhouse to replace soon-to-be-lost facilities
2020 golf venue postpones decision on ending ban on women
TOKYO: The Kasumigaseki Country Club, which is set to host golf for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, failed to reach a decision about ending a ban on women as full members on Tuesday, with the head of its board of directors calling the situation "a nuisance." The board meeting followed calls to shift the tournament from … Continue reading 2020 golf venue postpones decision on ending ban on women
Golf – Tokyo venue under fire for barring female members
TOKYO: A Japanese nonprofit group has demanded the golf tournament of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics be shifted from the Kasumigaseki Country Club which does not accept women as full members. The Japan Golf Council, unaffiliated with the sport's domestic governing body, the Japan Golf Association - said on Tuesday that it had sent a letter … Continue reading Golf – Tokyo venue under fire for barring female members