Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Bothwell Castle honour for Mhairi McKay 
The outstanding achievements of one of Scotland’s greatest ever female golfers have been recognised by the club where she learned to play the game.

Bothwell Castle GC in Lanarkshire have bestowed an honorary membership on Mhairi McKay at a special ceremony held in the clubhouse.
Former Solheim Cup player McKay , 41, joined Bothwell Castle in 1985 aged just 10 years old and was a member until 1994 when she moved to America to pursue a golf scholarship at Stanford University, where she counted Tiger Woods among her classmates.
Mhairi said: “I’m absolutely thrilled and very grateful to the members of Bothwell Castle Golf Club for awarding me honorary membership.
“My earliest golf memories happened at Bothwell Castle and I fondly recall spending hours at the course playing, on the practice ground and on the putting green honing my game and working towards my goals. 
"Without doubt playing in Bothwell Castle’s competitive junior and ladies’ sections influenced and shaped my career.”
Mhairi currently lives in the US with her husband Dave, son Angus, and daughter Fiona.