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Scotland's Royal & Ancient Golf Club will admit women for the first time in history

While Scotland votes on whether to exclude itself from the United Kingdom, the country's Royal & Ancient Golf Club showed an overwhelming preference for inclusion Thursday, when it voted to admit female members for the first time in its 260-year history.

The famous golf club, located at the Old Course in St. Andrews, called its 2,400 male members to vote on whether to admit women to the club. The policy passed with 85 percent of the vote, with roughly three-quarters of the club's total membership casting a ballot.

Royal & Ancient's decision comes after the Masters-hosting Augusta National Golf Club voted to admit two women, former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore, back in 2012.