Team Carnoustie 2023

– Claire Penman –

Home Club
Carnoustie Caledonia Golf Club

Handicap Index
0.6

Notable achievements throughout your golfing career so far

  • Scottish Matchplay Ladies Foursomes Champion 2010
  • Angus County Ladies Champion 2021 and 2022
  • Angus County Champion of Champions 2021
  • Angus County Jamboree Team Member – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022 and Scottish Finals Team Member 2010 and 2014
  • Scottish County Team Champion for Angus 2014
  • Part of Angus County Team who won the North Division Team in – 2010 and 2012
  • Angus County Order of Merit Champion 2021 and 2022
  • Carnoustie Golf Links Ladies Links Champion 2002, 2014, 2022
  • Carnoustie Caledonia Golf Cub Ladies Club Champion – 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Carnoustie Golf Club Ladies Club Champion – 2019, 2020, 2022
  • Montrose Golf Links Champion 2019 and 2022. Carnoustie Ladies Club Champion – 2007

Please share your origin story in golf. How did you get to where you are now?
“Golf is in my family blood. With my grandmother’s brothers both going to America where one was a Club Professional and a Club Maker. I came through the ranks of the Carnoustie Golf Links Junior Programme around 30 years ago. I did not really get my handicap down to single figures until the age of 16. Once I went to University, I got my handicap down to 1 and have been between a handicap of 0 and 2 for the last 20 years. This did not happen easily, and I worked extremely hard on the practice ground to improve my game, along with improving my course management and getting fitter which all resulted in a better all-round performance. Playing for the County has definitely helped me become a much better player.”

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– Rory Bain – 

Home Club
Carnoustie Golf Club

Handicap Index
+1

Notable achievements throughout your golfing career so far

  • Carnoustie Junior golf links champion 2021
  • Gleneagles golf club champion 2021
  • Carnoustie golf club champion 2022

Please share your origin story in golf. How did you get to where you are now?
“I started playing golf when I was five years old because my dad plays. I started taking it more seriously aged 13 and I always had in the back of my head, I want to be a professional golfer. I got here through a lot of hard work and dedication and help from various coaches since then. Head PGA professional, Keir McNicoll has helped me so much with my golf swing but also taught me a lot about the game such as strategy and making the right decisions.”

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– George Finlay – 

Home Club
Carnoustie Golf Club

Handicap Index
+3.5

Notable achievements throughout your golfing career so far

  • 11 Club Championship wins between Panmure Golf Club, Ballumbie Castle Golf Club and Michelin Golf Club
  • County Stroke Play Champion County Representative at all levels
  • 8 Men’s Open Wins
  • Scottish Schools Champion

Your origin story in golf. How did you get to where you are now?
“I began my golfing career at age 15. Quickly falling in love with the game, I got down to scratch by age 18. Building many strong relationships, watching and learning from real life role models around me, literally growing up through the game of golf has shaped my determination and competitive streak. Now, being the most dedicated I have ever been, practising more than ever, testing out and developing new techniques, aiming to hit further than I ever have, I am the role model for my own son. Showcasing the importance of constant learning, focus and determination.”

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– Scott Mann – 

Home Club
Carnoustie Golf Club

Handicap Index
+5.2

Notable achievements throughout your golfing career so far

  • Represented Scotland at boys’ youths and men’s level
  • 2022 finished 13th on the Scottish order of notable results being 2nd at the Tenant Cup and quarter finals of the Scottish Amateur
  • Won club championships at both Carnoustie GC and Caledonia GC
  • Won The Craw’s Nest Tassie four times
  • Currently have a WAGR of 3250

Your origin story in golf. How did you get to where you are now?
“I started playing golf at the age of 5 and joined Carnoustie at the age of 6 and have been a member ever since. I joined the Carnoustie Golf Club at the age of 12 and got my 3 course ticket the same year. I then started playing in junior competitions through the club and progressed onto playing national championships.”

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– Daniel Elder – 

Home Club
Carnoustie Golf Club

Handicap Index
+4.1

Notable achievements throughout your golfing career so far

  • 4 times Links Champion
  • 5 times Ben Hogan Trophy winner
  • 4 times Carnoustie Club Champion
  • 4 times Caledonia Club Champion
  • 2 top 8s in Scottish ranking events

Your origin story in golf. How did you get to where you are now?
“Junior coaching many years ago with Colin Sinclair was the main thing that got me into competitive golf and to where I am now.”

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