It was an historic moment for the world of golf. Callaway Staff Icon Annika Sorenstam on Tuesday was announced as one of the first seven women who have accepted invitations to become honorary members of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club.
This is the first time in the more than 260 years of the R&A’s existence that women have been granted membership into the club. We’re proud of Annika for being a part of such a landmark moment in the game; it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving player and person.
Earlier in the day, Annika took to Twitter to share her excitement.
Thanks everybody for the nice tweets about the R&A membership announcement today. i am very honored to be one of the lucky ladies.
— Annika Sorenstam (@ANNIKA59) February 10, 2015
Her husband, Mike McGee also added this tweet on her behalf:
— Mike McGee (@JMikeMcGee) February 10, 2015
In addition to her and the other six honorary members, a number of women have been admitted to the club and that number will continue to grow over the next few months.
Want to hear more from the 10-time major winner? She recently sat down with us for a Callaway Talks live at the PGA Show.