Remy following in famous footsteps
THE Tytherington typhoon Remy Miller is the youngest ever male player to qualify for the Champions’ Week Finals for the 23rd Junior European Open.
Previous young entrants in the blue ribbon event of European Junior Golf include Justin Rose, who came third in the under-17 scratch title aged just 14, but King’s School Year 9 pupil Remy is still only aged 13.
Other notable performers include former World Number One Luke Donald who also came third aged 16 in the Finals which are regarded as a showcase for Europe’s next generation.
The event, in association with the Daily Express, brings together top British and European Juniors and provides one of the toughest tests in junior golf, with competitors tested over five rounds on challenging courses in Spain’s beautiful southern region.
A superb all round sportsman, Remy is the King’s School’s scrum half and trains with Cheshire and is likely to become the county’s pivot. He started playing golf with his father Brian aged only two-years-old but has long since graduated to professional coaching and is now coached by county mentor Daniel Haughian of Golf Works out of the Adlington Golf range, playing his regular golf on the challenging Tytherington links.
Currently he hits the ball around the 230 yards mark, but maintains a handicap of five with a magical short game able to spin and control the ball from 100 yards out, from where he says “70 per cent of the game is played.”
During the summer he has been practising for around 50 hours every week and is hardly ever off the course, though during the winter, he will play about 10 hours a week.
His ambition is to become a European Tour Professional at as early age as possible and emulate his heroes Justin Rose and Ian Poulter.
He said: “I’d like to thank everyone at Tytherington for their support and my coach Daniel Haughian for his attention to detail.”
Remy qualified by coming third from the regional qualifier at Tytherington this summer, one of over 50 qualifying events from across Europe, carding a superb 78 on the one of the toughest tests in Cheshire golf.
He will fly out to Andalusia with his father in November to compete in the five round event and is looking forward to the challenge.
He said: “Spain is the home of so many wonderful golfers including the great Seve Ballesteros and it will be a privilege to play on their courses. I only hope I can do my best. As my coach is always telling me, golf is played between the ears as well as off the turf, and I am looking forward to the challenge.”
Principal of King’s Boys’ Division Ian Robertson said: “Remy is a hugely talented all round sportsman and a valued member of King’s Boys’ Division. We will all be watching to see how he gets on in Andalusía, and over the coming years.”
●● Remy Miller has qualified for the Champions Week Finals for the 23rd Junior European Open