Editor Emma Ballard joined Iain Carter on the All About The Open podcast to discuss this historic week at Muirfield
If you’ve not had a chance to really get a feel of what’s happening this week at the 2022 AIG Women’s Open at Muirfield, you may want to take the time to listen to this BBC Radio 5 Live Sport: All About The Open podcast.
Women & Golf Editor Emma Ballard joined host and BBC Sport Golf Correspondent Iain Carter to discuss this historic moment in women’s professional golf.
This is the first time that Muirfield has hosted a women’s professional event and it’s the first major tournament to be played on the links since the controversial vote to admit women members back in 2016.
As the golfing world’s eyes look to see how the championship will be received, the players are looking forward to playing at a venue that has hosted 16 Open Championships.
Listen to the BBC Radio 5 Live Sport: All About The Open podcast here.
In the podcast Georgia Hall talks about what it means to her to play at Muirfield and how she thinks more progress can be made for women’s golf.
Martin Slumbers, The R&A Chief Executive, goes into more detail about the prize fund increase and how equal prize money with The Open has to be the goal for the sport. He also issues a challenge to the golf and wider media to elevate the coverage of women’s golf.
Director of Golf Development at The R&A, Jackie Davidson gives insight into the Women in Golf Charter and the impact of the Women in Golf Leadership Development programme.
There’s also time to take a look inside the Muirfield clubhouse where club historian and member Robin Dow talks about the club’s long history.
You’ll also hear about what is being done to get more women into golf, how Muirfield has changed as a club in the past five years and why it’s a challenge to get more female golf fans to follow the women’s tour.
Take a listen and let us know your thoughts on the AIG Women’s Open being hosted at Muirfield and how we can continue to elevate the women’s professional game.