Remy fol­low­ing in fa­mous foot­steps

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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

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