The Perthshire star will help to grow women and girls’ golf in Scotland
LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR star Carly Booth is to become an ambassador for Scottish Golf in a bid to support women’s golf and to encourage more females to take up the sport across Scotland.
As part of Scottish Golf’s plans to develop the profile of the game across the country, the former Scottish Girls’ champion will act as a vital link between the grassroots game and the body that represents the golfers.
In her career to date, Booth has enjoyed success both at amateur and professional level and will balance her commitments on the Ladies European Tour with her new role.
Booth, who turns 27 this year, has been on the LET for ten years and has a strong following on social media.
“If there is one thing that I am passionate about, it’s encouraging girls and women into golf and sport,” she said.
“With that in mind, I am both ecstatic and honoured to have the opportunity to work with Scottish Golf to spread that message as wide as I possibly can.
“The game of golf has given me so much over the years and I’m very fortunate to be in the position to help support the many initiatives that Scottish Golf is planning.”
Scottish Golf, which provides support to the country’s golf clubs, is based at the home of golf in St Andrews and its current vision is to make the sport available for everyone.
Booth, who was born in Comrie, holds several records from her days as a young golfer, including becoming the youngest ladies’ club champion in Britain at the tender age of 11, at Dunblane New.
She also set the record of becoming the youngest-ever Scottish woman to make it onto the Ladies European Tour, aged 17, in 2009.
At the age of 12, she played alongside Sandy Lyle in the British Masters Pro-Am, and became the youngest player in the history of the Curtis Cup at 18.
Scottish Golf CEO, Andrew McKinlay, said he can’t wait to find out what Booth will bring to her new role working alongside Scottish Golf.
“Carly is an extremely popular role model in golf,” said McKinlay. “We are delighted to be working with her to encourage more women and young girls to take up the game here in its home. “Having had a fantastic career both as an amateur and as a professional, Carly’s commitment to be the best she can makes her an excellent role model for other women and girls in Scotland.
“We are looking forward to working with Carly through a number of exciting projects this year.”