Thursday, April 15, 2010

Krystle Caithness signs up with 110sport

110sport, one of the UK’s leading sports management groups, are delighted to announce the signing of golfer Krystle Caithness.
The 21-year-old from St Andrews is one of the top-rated youngsters in the ladies game and is regarded as one of the most exciting prospects to emerge from Scotland in recent years.
Next week Krystle, who in 2009 finished 41st overall in the Order of Merit in her rookie season on the Ladies European Tour, will make another huge step up in her career when she represents Scotland in the Nations Cup alongside reigning British Open champion Catriona Matthew MBE.
Krystle, previously on a golf scholarship at the University of Georgia where she was part of the Bulldogs team ranked fifth in the USA, was the only player with a 100% record when she represented Great Britain and Ireland in the 2008 Curtis Cup.
She will receive support from Core Golf and Lyle & Scott, while lending her own support to Sparks, the children’s medical research charity.
"I am really excited at joining 110sport and this is a huge opportunity for me" said Krystle, a prolific junior event winner in Scotland.
"I know their experience in looking after the likes of Sir Chris Hoy and Stephen Hendry MBE, as well as players such as Alastair Forsyth and Marc Warren from the world of golf will only benefit me and allow me to concentrate entirely on my game and my career.
"Next week and the chance to play with Catriona is like a dream come true. It isn’t coming around quick enough and I can only learn from the experience."
Dean Robertson, Golf Performance & Development Manager for 110sport Group said; "We are delighted to have formed a partnership with someone like Krystle who obviously has great potential and hopefully a great future in her chosen sport.
"Naturally we will do everything we can to assist and support her quest to reach the top."
Paul Connew, Director of Communications at Sparks said; "We’re delighted that Krystle Caithness has decided to support Sparks. She will make a marvellous Ambassador for the charity.
"Golf is a major part of Sparks’ sporting heritage and our busy calendar of celebrity golf events around the UK remain one of our outstanding fundraising sources.
"So, having one of Britain’s outstanding and dynamic young lady golfers choosing to support Sparks is a perfect fit."
Roll of Honour
2009 - Dubai Ladies Pro-Am - winner
2009 –AIB Ladies Irish Open – 5th
2009 –Ladies European Tour Order of Merit – 41st overall
2008 - Ladies European Tour Qualifying School – 7th
2007 – Five Nations Commonwealth Tournament - winner (with Great Britain team)
2007 – Girls Home Internationals – winner (with Scotland team)
2006 – Girls Home Internationals – winner (with Scotland team)
2006 – Scottish U-21 Strokeplay - winner
2006 – Scottish U-18 Strokeplay - winner
2005 – Scottish U-18 Strokeplay - winner
2005 – Scottish U-16 Strokeplay - winner
2004 – Scottish U-18 Matchplay - winner
2004 – Scottish U-16 Strokeplay - winner
2008 - Member of the GB&I Curtis Cup team
Chris Turner
Golf Projects Manager
110sport Management