Who's who: Dale Reid

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Who's who: Dale Reid

  • Name:

    Dale Reid
  • Country:

    Scotland
  • Born:

    March 20, 1959 in Ladybank, Fife, Scotland.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Ladybank, Fife.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1979

Roll of Honour

Solheim Cup player (1990, '92, '94, '96); Solheim Cup captain (2000, '02). Multiple wins on the Ladies European Tour (21). Ladies European Tour Order of Merit winner (1984, '87). Appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, OBE (2000).

Did you know?

Reid started playing golf aged four, and became one of the Ladies European Tour's most successful players. She recorded 21 wins on the Tour, and topping the Order of Merit in 1984 and 1987. She played for Europe in the first four Solheim Cups (1990, '92, '94 and '96), but missed out in 1998. Reid's return to the Solheim Cup in 2000 at Loch Lomond, was to mark the end of the Americans' stranglehold on the trophy. As non-playing captain, Reid led her European team to their first victory in eight years. Reid again captained in 2002, but this time the Europeans were beaten at Interlachen CC in Minnesota. After illness cut short her career, Reid worked for a time in a care home, before emigrating to Australia.

Top tournaments won by Dale Reid

1991
Europe
280 (-16)
£9,750
Ford

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Score

280 (-16)

Prize money

£9,750

Title sponsor

Ford

Played as the Ford Ladies Classic (May 2-5). Second-placed Alison Nicholas (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Reid (Scot). [Duchess course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

1991
Europe
Fleming Park GC
249 (-15)
£10,500
Bloor Homes

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Venue

Fleming Park GC

Score

249 (-15)

Prize money

£10,500

Title sponsor

Bloor Homes

Played as the Bloor Homes Classic. Second-placed Diane Barnard (Eng) finished 8 shots behind Reid (Eng), who shot four sub-65 rounds including a final round of 58 on the par-66 municipal course. [Fleming Park GC, Eastleigh, Hants, England; course permanently closed in 2008].

1990
Europe
291 (-1)
£10,500
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Venue

Haninge

Score

291 (-1)

Prize money

£10,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Haninge Ladies Open (Aug 23-26). Second-placed Maureen Garner (N.Ire; née Madill), Alison Nicholas (Eng) and Suzanne Strudwick (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Reid (Scot). [Haninge GC, nr Stockholm, Sweden].

1990
Aus/NZ
212 (-10)
A$7,500
x

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Score

212 (-10)

Prize money

A$7,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Victorian Open (Nov 30-Dec 2; ALPG Tr event). Second-placed Karen Lunn (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Reid (Scot). [Woodlands GC, Mordialloc, nr Melbourne, Victoria, Aus].

1988
Europe
294 (+2)
£7,500
Toshiba

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Score

294 (+2)

Prize money

£7,500

Title sponsor

Toshiba

Played as the Toshiba Players' Championship. Reid (Scot) beat Peggy Conley (USA) in a playoff. [Old Thorns GC, Liphook, Hants, England].

1988
Europe
283 (-9)
£9,000
Burleigh

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Score

283 (-9)

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

Burleigh

Played as the Burleigh Ladies European Open. Second-placed Alison Nicholas (Eng) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Reid (Scot). [Kingswood GC, Tadworth, nr London].

1987
Awards
72.70
n/a
WPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Venue

Score

72.70

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

WPGA Tr

Reid (Scot) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Women's PGA Tour.

1987
Europe
283 (-9)
£4,500
Volkswagen

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Score

283 (-9)

Prize money

£4,500

Title sponsor

Volkswagen

Played as the Volkswagen Ulster Classic. Second-placed Beverley New (Eng) and Sonja Van-Wyk (RSA) finished 8 shots behind Reid (Scot). [Belvoir Park GC, Belfast, N. Ireland].

1987
Europe
272 (-20)
£7,500
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Score

272 (-20)

Prize money

£7,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Ladies European Open. Second-placed Corinne Dibnah (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Reid (Scot). [Ferndown GC, Ferndown, Dorset, England].

1987
Europe
285 (-3)
£4,500
Bowring

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Venue

Cawder

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

£4,500

Title sponsor

Bowring

Played as the Bowring Ladies Scottish Open (Sept 3-6). Reid (Scot) beat Laura Davies (Eng) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Cawder course, Cawder GC, Bishopbriggs, nr Glasgow].

1987
Awards
£53,815
see Score
Woolmark

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Venue

Score

£53,815

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Woolmark

Reid (Scot) won her second WPGA Tour Woolmark Order of Merit, with 1987 season earnings of £53,815 on the Tour. Laura Davies (Eng) was second with £47,151; Corinne Dibnah (Aus) was third with £40,474.

1987
Europe
283 (-5)
£7,500
Volmac

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

£7,500

Title sponsor

Volmac

Played as the Volmac Dutch Ladies Open (June 18-21). Second-placed Maureen Garner (N.Ire; née Madill) finished 3 shots behind Reid (Scot). [Koninklijke (Royal) Haagsche G&CC, Wassenaar, nr The Hague].

1986
Europe
Moor Hall GC
285 (-7)
£3,000
Olivetti

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Venue

Moor Hall GC

Score

285 (-7)

Prize money

£3,000

Title sponsor

Olivetti

Played as the British Olivetti Tournament. Reid (Scot) beat Laura Davies (Eng) in a playoff. [Moor Hall GC, Sutton Coldfield, nr Birmingham, England].

1985
Europe
288 (-8)
£2,000
Brend Hotels

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Score

288 (-8)

Prize money

£2,000

Title sponsor

Brend Hotels

Played as the Brend Hotels International (Sept 25-28). Second-placed Muriel Thomson (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Reid (Scot). [East course, Saunton GC, nr Braunton, North Devon].

1985
Europe
213 (-6)
£2,000
Volkswagen

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Score

213 (-6)

Prize money

£2,000

Title sponsor

Volkswagen

Played as the Volkswagen Ulster Classic (May 17-19). Second-placed Beverly Huke (Eng) and defending champion Peggy Conley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Reid (Scot). [Belvoir Park GC, Belfast, N. Ireland].

1984
Awards
£28,239
see Score
Ring & Brymer

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Venue

Score

£28,239

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Ring & Brymer

Reid (Scot) won the WPGA Tour 1984 Ring & Brymer Order of Merit, with earnings of £28,239 on the Tour. Kitrina Douglas (Eng) was second with £19,899; Peggy Conley (USA) was third with £18,702.

1984
Europe
Fleming Park GC
254 (-10)
£1,500
JS Bloor

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Venue

Fleming Park GC

Score

254 (-10)

Prize money

£1,500

Title sponsor

JS Bloor

Played as the inaugural JS Bloor Eastleigh Classic (July 25-28). Second-placed Debbie Dowling (Eng) finished 8 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Reid (Scot). [Fleming Park GC, Eastleigh, Hants, England; course permanently closed in 2008].

1984
Europe
Arcot Hall GC
291 (+7)
£1,500
UBM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Venue

Arcot Hall GC

Score

291 (+7)

Prize money

£1,500

Title sponsor

UBM

Played as the UBM Classic (June 20-23). Reid (Scot) beat Kitrina Douglas (Eng) at the third playoff hole. [Arcot Hall GC, Dudley, nr Newcastle upon Tyne, England].

1984
Awards
73.01
n/a
WPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Venue

Score

73.01

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

WPGA Tr

Reid (Scot) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Women's PGA Tour.

1983
Europe
£1,000
Utd Friendly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Score

Prize money

£1,000

Title sponsor

Utd Friendly

Played as the United Friendly Tournament (July 27-29). Won by Reid (Scot). [Moortown GC, nr Leeds, W Yorks].

1983
Europe
225 (+3)
£700
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Venue

Caldy

Score

225 (+3)

Prize money

£700

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Caldy Classic (Oct 6-9; 54-hole event). Second-placed Jo Rumsey (Eng) and Maxine Burton (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Reid (Scot). [Caldy GC, Caldy, Wirral, England].

1983
Europe
Lilley Brook GC
139 (-9)
£750
Lilley Brook Hotel

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Venue

Lilley Brook GC

Score

139 (-9)

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

Lilley Brook Hotel

Played as the inaugural Lilley Brook Cotswold Ladies Classic (Aug 23/24). Second-placed Elizabeth Glass (Zim) and Karstin Ehrnlund (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Reid (Scot). [Lilley Brook GC, Cheltenham, Gloucs, England].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Score

219

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Guernsey Open (June 28-30). Second-placed Linda Bowman (USA) finished 3 shots behind Reid (Scot). [Royal Guernsey GC, L'Ancresse, Guernsey, Channel Islands].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Score

219

Prize money

£1,500

Title sponsor

Carlsberg

Played as the Carlsberg WPGA Tournament (Aug 12-14; last of four Carlsberg-sponsored WPGA Tr events played over 54-holes at different British venues in 1981). Second-placed Jenny Lee Smith (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Reid (Scot). [Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].

1981
Europe
Mere
Moben

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Venue

Mere

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

Moben

Played as the Moben Kitchens Classic. Won by Panton (Scot). [The Mere Resort, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire].

1980
Europe
139 (-9)
£250
Carlsberg

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Dale

Score

139 (-9)

Prize money

£250

Title sponsor

Carlsberg

Played as the Carlsberg European Women's Championship (July 3/4; sixth of ten Carlsberg-sponsored WPGA Tr events played over 36-holes at different British venues in 1980). Second-placed Cathy Panton (Scot) finished 6 shots behind 21-year-old Reid (Scot), who shot a course record final round 8-under-par 66. [Coventry GC, Finham Park, Coventry, Warwicks].

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