Millfield School is leading the way for golf with its outstanding facilities and well-established history of talented golfers. Former students include Ben Taylor, Sophie Keech, Ben Evans and Joanna Klatten, all of whom turned professional and are playing on respective tours.
With 60+ students currently on the Millfield Golf Programme from Years 9 to Upper Sixth, the School, offer a unique environment enabling them to train and develop alongside like-minded peers, balanced with excellent academic learning, an extensive co-curricular offering and pastoral support.
The School are fortunate to have two qualified PGA golf professionals: Karen Nicholls, one of the few female Director’s of Golf in the country and Stuart Wells, Head Coach. Students on the Golf Programme are given a full and rounded golf education, covering all aspects of the game. The programme is open to all ages, abilities and experiences and students can play competitively or recreationally depending on their desires.
The School’s golf facilities are unrivalled. They include two putting greens, a nine-hole pitch ‘n’ putt course, specialist short game area, a 350 yard-long driving range and a new indoor centre, The John Graveney Golf Centre, named after Old Millfieldian John Graveney who had a long history with Millfield. The centre includes an 81 sq. metre Huxley putting green, two teaching bays with the opportunity to hit outdoors, and an additional six practice bays. Golfers receive coaching using V1 video analysis to further assist their development and have the use of the GC Quad and SkyTrak to help with all club and ball data, including putting. The indoor centre is in close proximity to the other golfing facilities and students often practice hitting balls from the indoor centre out onto the pitch ‘n’ putt course. The new Golf Centre allows 16 students to use the facilities at the same time.
Students are given the opportunity to play at Championship golf courses, to which Millfield have association – Burnham & Berrow, Yeovil and Enmore. All areas of the game are covered, including competitions, course observation with analysis, technical training and golf fitness.
Competitions include the national tournaments, along with annual Millfield & Desert Springs European Schools tournament in Spain. Regular medal competitions are held to help continue the development of all players.
Current Lower Sixth student, Harriet Lockley, has been offered a scholarship at the University of Alabama to play golf and just been selected to represent GB&I in the Junior Vagliano Trophy in the Netherlands.
Recent leaver Ellie Lace captained the golf team at Millfield and said “The School has offered me numerous opportunities, such as captaining the English Schools golf side in our match against Scotland, as well as having access to the new amazing indoor Golf Centre. My golf coach Karen Nicholls really motivates me to train hard”.
Students on the Millfield Golf Programme are given a full and rounded golf education, covering all aspects of the game and the programme is open to anyone. Find out more at our next Open Day, Saturday 9 October. Book online at https://www.millfieldschool.com/admissions/open-days.