For the first time since 2011, Millfield will be taking an all-girl team to the ISGA National Finals in April.
Upper Sixth Emily Price, Lower Sixth Morgan Thomas and Year 11 Mimi Rhodes competed against an all-boys’ team from Truro School in the regional final in Saunton, Devon, winning 3-0 to qualify for the finals.
They will compete at the St Mellion International Resort in Cornwall on the 29th and 30th of April 2018, against 21 other schools from across the UK.
Millfield’s Golf programme is led by Director of Golf, Karen Nicholls, and Stuart Wells, who are both PGA professionals with over 11 years of experience at Millfield. Karen has previously worked with the British Army Ladies squad, and both coaches have experience with the Somerset Ladies County squad.
The Millfield Golf programme is offered to all pupils who wish to develop their game, including those with little or no experience. Pupils can take individual lessons, group sessions and strength and conditioning sessions while at school; they can also play weekly on one of the golf courses Millfield are associated with, including Burnham & Berrow, Enmore Park and Yeovil.
Millfield currently have nine girls playing full-time golf alongside their studies, with handicaps ranging from +3 to 6. These include Emily Price and Mimi Rhodes, who have both played for England in their age groups; Emily has also recently been offered a golf scholarship to the University of South Carolina in America.
The programme has produced a number of successful golfers, including current professionals Ben Taylor, who has just competed at the Panama Championship, and Ben Evans, who has secured his playing card for the Men’s European Tour. Others include Sophie Keech, who is playing on the Ladies Access Tour after a successful amateur career, and Joanna Klatten, who plays on the LPGA.