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Name: - Dale Reid
Country: - Scotland
Born : - March 20th, 1959 in Ladybank, "Kingdom of 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 Tr Order of Merit winner (1984, '87). Appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, OBE (2000).


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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

1991Wmn EuropeEastleigh ClassicFleming Park GC249 (-15)£10,500
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].
1991Wmn EuropeFord Ladies ClassicWoburn280 (-16)£9,750
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].
1990Wmn EuropeTrygg Hansa OpenHaninge GC291 (-1)£10,500
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].
1990Wmn Aus/NZVictorian Open (Women)Woodlands GC, Aus212 (-10)A$7,500
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].
1988Wmn EuropeEuropean Open (Women)Kingswood GC283 (-9)£9,000
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].
1988Wmn EuropeTEC Players Ch'shipOld Thorns294 (+2)£7,500
Played as the Toshiba Players' Championship. Reid (Scot) beat Peggy Conley (USA) in a playoff. [Old Thorns GC, Liphook, Hants, England].
1987Wmn EuropeLadies Dutch OpenRoyal Hague283 (-5)£7,500
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].
1987Wmn EuropeLadies Eurpn OpenFerndown272 (-20)£7,500
Played as the Ladies European Open. Second-placed Corinne Dibnah (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Reid (Scot). [Ferndown GC, Ferndown, Dorset, England].
1987Wmn EuropeLadies Scottish OpenCawder GC285 (-3)£4,500
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].
1987Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LET72.70n/a
Reid (Scot) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Women's PGA Tour.
1987Wmn AwardsOrder of Merit - LET£53,815see Score
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.
1987Wmn EuropeUlster ClassicBelvoir Park283 (-9)£4,500
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].
1986Wmn EuropeOlivetti TournamentMoor Hall GC285 (-7)£3,000
Played as the British Olivetti Tournament. Reid (Scot) beat Laura Davies (Eng) in a playoff. [Moor Hall GC, Sutton Coldfield, nr Birmingham, England].
1985Wmn EuropeSands InternationalSaunton288 (-8)£2,000
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].
1985Wmn EuropeUlster ClassicBelvoir Park213 (-6)£2,000
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].
1984Wmn EuropeEastleigh ClassicFleming Park GC254 (-10)£1,500
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].
1984Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LET73.01n/a
Reid (Scot) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Women's PGA Tour.
1984Wmn AwardsOrder of Merit - LET£28,239see Score
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.
1984Wmn EuropeUBM ClassicArcot Hall GC291 (+7)£1,500
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].
1983Wmn EuropeLilley Brook ClassicLilley Brook GC139 (-9)£750
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].
1983Wmn EuropeUnited Friendly T'mentMoortown£1,000
Played as the United Friendly Tournament (July 27-29). Won by Reid (Scot). [Moortown GC, nr Leeds, W Yorks].
1983Wmn EuropeWirral ClassicCaldy GC225 (+3)£700
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].
1982Wmn EuropeGuernsey OpenRoyal Guernsey219
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].
1981Wmn EuropeCarlsberg TournamentGleneagles219£1,500
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].
1981Wmn EuropeMoben ClassicMere
Played as the Moben Kitchens Classic. Won by Panton (Scot). [The Mere Resort, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire].
1980Wmn EuropeCarlsberg TournamentCoventry GC139 (-9)£250
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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