SCHOOLGIRL PRODIGY LINES UP WITH SPORT AND
ENTERTAINMENT STARS AT THE BRITISH MASTERS
Carly Booth, an 11-year-old schoolgirl from Perthshire in Scotland, will take another big step towards golfing stardom when she plays in The Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters PRO-AM alongside a host of celebrities from the world of sport and entertainment at the Marriott Forest of Arden this week (Wednesday 5 May).
Carly, who already plays off a handicap of four and is champion at three Scottish clubs, has already represented Scotland at the age of 11, beating teenage golf sensation Michelle Wie by three years in representing her country.
Carly will tee off with fellow Scot Sandy Lyle, among a field of other celebrities including football legends Gary Lineker and Kenny Dalgliesh, ex Arsenal star Alan Smith, horse racing's perennial Champion Jump Jockey AP McCoy, and fellow top jockeys Mick Fitzgerald and Kieran Fallon as well as pop legend Ronan Keating and entertainment's Jimmy Tarbuck.
Throughout her 6 years as a golfer, Carly has been strongly supported by a family that boasts an outstanding sporting pedigree including national representation across several sports. Added to this, Carly's dad has been building the family's private course, which boasts 14 holes and a variety oflochs, islands and waterfalls - a course which Wallace, Carly's father, spends three hours each night tending to.
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For further information please contact:
Nick Garcia at SBI: [email protected] / 020 7559 2807 / 07788 433 750
Martin Hardy at ISM: [email protected] / 07747 768 118
Notes To Editors
Carly Booth Fact File
* Height: 5' 2"
* Weight: 6 Stone 10 Lbs
* Britain's youngest ever club champion (at three clubs: Dunblane, Comrie and
* The youngest player to receive a SGLA handicap (aged eight)
* Drives the ball and average of 250 - 260 yards off the tee
* Member of the following golf clubs: Creiff, Comrie, Auchterader, Gleneagles
and The West Lancashire Club
* Other sporting achievements: Stirling-shire U12 Swimming Champion and ex
Scottish Gymnastics Squad member
Booth Family Sporting Exploits
Wallace Snr (Carly's Father)
* Commonwealth Games medallist for Scotland in 1966 (Wrestling)
Wallace Jnr (Carly's Brother)
* Youngest player ever to win a Scottish amateur golf ranking aged 17
* Currently senior Scottish International golfer
* Currently on a golf scholarship at Augusta State University
* Won first full Scottish international in Spring 03
* Scottish Junior International at golf, swimming and wrestling
The Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters
The Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters takes place at the
Marriott Forest of Arden, Maxstoke Lane, Meriden, Warwickshire, CV7 7HR
Date: Thursday May 6 - Sunday May 9, PRO-AM: Wednesday May 5
Prize Purse: £1.6 million
£15 for an advance Day Ticket (Season & Concession prices available) on:
01782 741 956 or www.british-masters.co.uk