One-on-one: Carly Booth
We ask the questions and Carly Booth answers them in another NCG and LG one on one.
About Carly Booth
Carly is a professional golfer who plays on the Ladies European Tour. In 2009, aged 17, she became the youngest ever Scotswoman to qualify for the Ladies European Tour.
Carly had a golf scholarship to complete at Glenalmond College upon turning professional. As a youngster she was able to practice her golf on a course made exclusively for her and her brother by her father at the family farm.
Carly enjoyed a very successful amateur career that was laced with records and accolades and was described a s future golfing prodigy.
She was rated the No. 1 junior in Europe after winning the European Junior Masters in 2007, the same year she lifted the Scottish Under-18 and Under-21 titles.
In 2008, she became the youngest player to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the 76-year history of the Curtis Cup, facing the Americans in the 35th staging of that match at St Andrews. She also played at the Junior Ryder Cup in 2006 and 2008 and won the Daily Telegraph Finals in 2007 and 2008.
Booth made her professional debut on the LET at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco. She won her first event in May 2012 at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open. She won her second event in June at the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open.
Carly Booth: Year by year
Carly turned 18 in June 2010, her rookie season, and juggled professional golf with A-level school work. Carly posted a season-best tie for 23rd at the Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open and finished 98th on the Henderson Money List with season’s earnings of €16,743 from 19 events.
In 2011, Carly played in 15 tournaments and made seven cuts with a season-best tie for 19th at the Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open. After finishing 109th on the Money List, she returned to Final Qualifying School at La Manga Club and just lost-out in the play-off for the top 30 spots, ending 31st and earning membership of the LET in category 9b.
In 2012, Carly had her breakthrough season with two victories at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open presented by EventScotland and the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open. She recorded two additional top-10 finishes: T7th at both the Ladies Irish Open and Allianz Ladies Slovak Open. She played a total of 19 events and finished the season ranked 5th on ISPS Handa Order of Merit and 7th on the Solheim Cup Points list.
In 2013, Carly played in 18 events and posted an additional top-10 finish at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open presented by EventScotland. She ended the season ranked 106th on the ISPS Handa Order of Merit.
In 2014, Carly’s best result was T20th in the Ladies Italian Open.
In 2015, Carly played in 15 LET tournaments and her best finish was T10th at the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open.
In 2016, Carly played in 13 LET events with a best finish of T23rd at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.