Scottish Golf Courses

Jane breaks mould at Cathcart Castle

Six-time club champion named first lady captain

Jane Alexander has made history at Cathcart Castle, becoming the first female to be elected to the position of captain in the club’s 122-year history.

Jane joined Cathcart Castle 32 years ago after being forced to give up hockey following a serious ankle injury. She has previously served as vice-captain of the ladies’ section two years ago and has been on the club’s greens committee since 2011.

As well as impressing on the administrative side, Alexander also has a distinguished record on the course. She won her first club championship in 1996 and has gone on to get her name on the trophy a further five times, most recently in 2015.

She plays for the club’s Greenlees team and has helped the squad move up from the third to the first division in just three years.

Speaking after being confirmed in the role, Alexander revealed her delight at being able to continue giving back to a club that she has enjoyed being a part of for so long satisfying.

“It’s particularly satisfying to take on this job in what is a historic year for golf in Scotland, with the amalgamation of our ladies’ and men’s amateur organisations into the single representative body of Scottish Golf Limited,” she said. “The game is truly changing and it will be a privilege to have a small footnote in the annals of golf’s modernisation.”

Angus Fraser, chairman of CCGC, added: “More than 120 years of tradition has been overturned and we are now living in the modern world. The members are delighted about Jane’s election.”

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