I am pleased to inform you that Caroline Mansley (Bruntsfield) approached me recently regarding the role of Vice Captain.  We had a very useful discussion on Tuesday 22 August after which she confirmed she was interested and content to move forward.

I am delighted to confirm Committee has now approved for Caroline be co-opted as Vice Captain immediately, with the intention of standing for election as Captain for a two year term, at the AGM in November. This is great news – welcome on board Caroline!

I have committed to supporting Caroline and the team in the background beyond my term, until she feels fully up to speed.  I will, as intended, step down at the AGM, and continue to support informally.

I am confident Caroline has all the necessary skills to fulfil the role of Captain and will be a great asset to the role and County. I have provided a short biography below for your information.

Caroline’s appointment does not mean we can take our foot off the gas, as we will still need for a Vice Captain to come on board, ideally at the AGM, who will follow Caroline ‘s term.  Do please come forward or let us know if any likely candidates.

Thank you.

Caroline Mansley

Caroline started golfing as a teenager at West Lancashire golf club in north west England, a breezy links course which prepared her well for golfing in Scotland. Having moved to Edinburgh where she has lived for almost 30 years, she joined Dalmahoy in 1998, her favourite memory is winning the Open Greensomes a year later playing with her Mum.  After moving to Cramond, she joined Ratho Park in 2007 (a shorter but equally demanding course), balancing a global executive role and extensive travel, she was a member of the winning Morison Millar team in 2018 and was Lady Captain 2019/20.

Currently a member of Bruntsfield Links, Caroline has recently ticked a bucket list item and managed to get to single figures!  Caroline has worked to develop Scottish sport through her roles as Chair of Netball Scotland and previously, as a non-executive director of Scottish Golf. She is passionate about the role of sport in the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle and mental health and particularly the encouragement of young people to participate and develop sport to the highest level.

MCLGA Vice Captain