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History at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club as first female vice captain is appointed

By Will Clark

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Nairn Dunbar Golf Club has appointed its first female vice-captain in its 122-year history.

Hazel Clark is Nairn Dunbar Golf Club vice captain.
Hazel Clark is Nairn Dunbar Golf Club vice captain.

Hazel Clark was unanimously voted into the post at the club’s annual general meeting on Tuesday.

Clark has been at Cantraybridge College since 2015 and chief executive officer from 2018 where her diverse role at the rural skills training establishment has a major focus on developing business and financial management.

She has also enjoyed an extensive career as a senior manager in banking, working in mortgage lending, business banking and latterly as an HR business partner.

Commenting on her new appointment, Clark said: “I feel very honoured and privileged to be the first female vice-captain of Nairn Dunbar Golf Club.

"This is a positive step forward for a club that shows it is leading the field in equality and diversity.

I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and working with the committee and staff at this excellent championship golf club.”

Commenting on the historic appointment, newly-appointed club captain Shaun Smith said: “I am delighted to have Hazel as my vice-captain.

She brings with her a wealth of experience in financial management, leadership management, developing people and in service improvement. I know that Hazel will make a very positive contribution to our club utilising her wide knowledge and experience.”

“Nairn Dunbar has rightly earned the reputation of the ‘friendly club’ and it is our aim to continue to offer an unrivalled golfing experience for people of all ages and abilities – from those taking up the game, to those who have enjoyed golf for some time.”

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