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Remy aims high

CHESHIRE County Golf Union and Prestbury Golf Club are both very proud of their great record of developing junior golfing talent for many years.

One of their recent successes is Remy Miller and his account of how he got into golf and has developed into a top-ranking amateur is great inspiration for younger golfers.

Remy, a former pupil at Kings School, Macclesfield, said: “I started playing golf when I was given a plastic set of clubs for Christmas at two years old. I began playing left handed until I was seven when my coach at the time (Anthony Haste at Tytherington) spotted me playing tennis right handed and it quickly prompted him to ask my Dad why we were teaching me to play golf left handed.

“At this point my Dad pointed out that it was he, who was teaching me golf left handed and that was the beginning of my journey to right handed golf.

“It was a particularly difficult six-month journey, my Dad reminds me, but having that left handed ability still to this day can help me out.

“I was selected for the Cheshire County U14 boys squad at nine years old and under the guidance of Graham McCormack and Jim McBride I grew to love the game and compete for the County.

“As my County experience grew I was selected for the NW England Boys squad and spent two years being coached by Pete Barber.

“During that time I was selected as part of a winning 8-man team to play my first international, ironically against Scotland, in Montrose on the East coast of Scotland.

“Then in 2018/19 I finally achieved my dream of being selected for the England Elite Boys squad, which meant weekends of training at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire (England Golf HQ) and winter warm weather training in Quinta Do Lago, Portugal.

“In 2020, I secured a golf and academic scholarship at the University of Texas El Paso, where I now study and play from August through to May having just completed my first year.

“My highlights along the way -playing for England is an obvious choice, but on a personal level, I have been lucky enough to have a number of high finishes in National tournaments both in the UK and Europe.

“I want to continue with my studies in the US, rise up through the amateur ranks, developing my game and work towards hopefully being able to play professional golf one day.

“Among my other sporting interests - I’m a big football fan and love to go and watch my beloved Manchester United whenever I get a chance. I have huge admiration for the Portuguese star Christiano Ronaldo, his talent, artistry and work ethic are truly inspirational for me.

“I’d like to say a special thank you to Cheshire County for supporting me through my time in the boys and latterly the Men’s squad, with particular thanks to Peter Barber, John Heggarty, Mike Jones, Chris Peterson, Daniel Haughian (Dan Haughian Golf), Rob Watts (England Golf Boys Squad coach) and of course, my ever supportive parents.

“Finally I’d like to wish everyone in golf a really enjoyable summer and autumn of golf with pins out and rakes in bunkers!”

Photos & copy courtesy Geoff Garnett