Carus Green golf club has welcomed golfing talent Caitlin Whitehead as a club member.

15-year-old Caitlin, who plays off a handicap of +1.1, joins a group of elite female players at Carus, with 16-year-old Harriet Barker and 19-year-old scratch player Ellie Broome also calling the Burneside-based club ‘home’.

Carus is also the home club for amateur-turned-professional, Adam Chapman, 22, who has been coached for a number of years by Carus PGA Professional, Andrew Pickering, and won the PGA Europro tour in October.

Caitlin, who started playing golf at the age of four and is a pupil at Kirkbie Kendal School, has her eye on a future scholarship in America and is well on the way to achieving her goal as an England Girls' Squad player for 2017/18. She has represented England in U16 international matches against Spain, Switzerland and Scotland. She also represented Great Britain & Ireland in the Junior Vagliano. In addition, Caitlin won the Northern Girls U14 Championship in both 2015 and 2016 and the U14 Scottish Championship in 2016.

“We are delighted to welcome Caitlin to Carus Green and look forward to working with her in progressing the next stage of her golfing career,” said Carus Green Golf Centre Director, Lee Edwards. “Caitlin joins a growing number of elite junior players at Carus who are benefitting greatly from our combination of expert coaching and all-weather facilities and we look forward to watching her mature into an even more talented player.”

“Carus is the perfect club for Caitlin to continue her development and we are excited to see what the year has in store,” says Mum, Donna Whitehead. “We are confident that with Carus behind her, Caitlin will become even more accomplished in 2018.”