There’s a 15-year-old former gymnast out of Scotland that’s drawing comparisons to America’s own Michelle Wie, with one notable exception.
This girl can actually win.
THE DAILY MAIL would like you to meet Carly Booth.
At eight, she became the youngest player in the world with an adult handicap (of 20); on her 11th birthday she won the Dunblane Ladies’ title to become the youngest ladies’ champion in Britain; at 12 she played with Lyle in the British Masters Pro-Am at the Forest of Arden and won; and at 14 she appeared in her first professional event, the Scottish Open, and finished 13th.
Her dad, Wally, used to work for the Beatles. He built a golf course in the family’s backyard. Carly’s consistent practice and desire to win have earned the ranking of the best junior golfer in Europe, and will represent Great Britian and Ireland in the upcoming Curtis Cup (think Ryder Cup for chicks). She will be the youngest ever to do so, much to her father’s delight.
‘Carly has to show the same dedication if she’s going to reach the top. Then it becomes easier.’
Wally denies suggestions he has banned Carly from having a boyfriend until she is 21. ‘That was just a joke,’ said Wally. ‘But she is only 15 and we don’t want her having boyfriends yet. I growl at them to keep them away.’
Yeah, that strategy won’t backfire when she turns 18. Just ask Lindsey Lohan.