Monday, April 19, 2010

Krystle's longest drive ....

Krystle Caithness is so determined to keep her date with Women's British Open champion Catriona Matthew at the Nations Cup in Spain this week she has become golf’s equivalent of Steve Martin – minus the planes!
For the Cupar-based 21-year-old Fifer, who learned to play golf over the Old Course, St Andrews, has taken to trains, boats and automobiles to represent Scotland for the first time as a professional.
Due to the widespread cancellation of flights throughout Europe, Krystle and caddy Scott Barry are currently working their way to the Alicante, Spain venue.
Starting out on Sunday, the 110sport golfer travelled by train to London from Edinburgh, then took a car on Monday to Dover for a ferry crossing to Dunkirk.
And from there it was back to four wheels again for the drive south.
"It's not everyday you get the opportunity to travel across Europe by different methods of transport. It's an adventure and an experience but one that I’ve been enjoying,” said Krystle.
“I’m desperate to represent Scotland – so much so that a volcano in Iceland isn’t going to stop me.”
Krystle represented Great Britain & Ireland as an amateur in the 2008 Curtis Cup match against the United States over the Old Course, St Andrews. She was also a regular member of the Scotland women's amateur team.