Forgan of St Andrews, the world’s oldest club makers, has announced a sponsorship deal with one of Scotland’s hottest young golf talents, Krystle Caithness.
The 21-year-old Ladies European Tour star, who this year secured a runners-up spot in the ABN AMRO Ladies Open, will play the new Forgan Limited Edition irons and carry a Forgan staff bag during the two-year agreement.
Caithness is the first ever female golf professional to be produced by St Andrews, so her sponsorship continues the historic ties which Forgan brand has with the town.
“I’m delighted to be joining forces with Forgan,” she said. “Living just ten minutes from the Auld Town and being a lifelong member of St Regulus Golf Club, you could say St Andrews is in my blood, so it’s great to be associated with a golf club maker whose history is entrenched in the town.”
Caithness, of Cupar, has recorded four top ten finishes on the LET this year and has represented GB&I in the Curtis Cup and Vagliano Trophy. In 2006 she won the prestigious St Rule Trophy, which boasts previous winners including Annika Sorenstam and Catriona Matthew.
Forgan chief executive Simon Millington said: “Krystle is a local girl and is also one of the brightest prospects on the LET so she will be a fantastic ambassador for Forgan, which has a proud association with the home of golf.
“Forgan sponsors a couple of old warhorses in Ian Woosnam and DJ Russell on the European Seniors Tour but we want to support younger players too, especially in the women’s game where it’s very hard for players to secure financial assistance.”
Currently lying 24th in the Henderson Money list, Caithness attended the University of Georgia in the United States for one year and started the second year but decided to leave early because she wanted to turn professional. She started playing golf aged four.