RA Considering Policy Changes

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2002 British OpenThe Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, in a move to ward off possible future problems, is looking into separating the ruling body from the club's all-male membership.
 
The R&A, which governs golf in many parts around the world and is also in charge of the British Open, has an all-male membership such as Augusta National..
 
R&A chief Peter Dawson said the move would allow women and other non-members into the governing side of the organization, and that the club itself would remain private.
 
Though not under the same intense scruntiny as Augusta National, the R&A has obviously learned from the controversy and hopes to avoid the problems that are plaguing the home of the Masters.