Millfield offers all those who are on the Golf programme the opportunity to develop their golf whilst undertaking academic studies.
Millfield have two qualified PGA golf professionals, Karen Nicholls who is the Director of Golf and Stuart Wells, who is the Head Coach. Pupils 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. Our onsite facilities are excellent and include three putting greens (one artificial), a nine hole pitch n putt course, specialist short game area, a 350 yard long driving range and an indoor Huxley putting green. In addition golfers receive indoor coaching using V1 video analysis to further assist their development.
Millfield is delighted to reveal plans to build state of the art indoor Golf and Cricket Centres on campus, with both sites due to open in November. The new £2.6m Centres will invest in world-leading technology, including through motion tracking and simulation software, placing Millfield at the forefront of school and university facilities for both sports. The John Graveney Golf Centre, named after Old Millfieldian John Graveney who had a long history with Millfield, will be in close proximity to the other golfing facilities. Enhancing the already impressive facilities with the latest in technology, the new all year-round facilities include two teaching bays with the opportunity to hit balls from the inside to outside. A further 6 practice bays, an 81 square meter Huxley putting green and the use of the GC Quad Ball Monitor, will enable players to have feedback on all shots, including putting. The new Golf Centre will allow the golf programme to expand group sessions, as 16 pupils will be able to use the facilities at the same time.
Karen Nicholls, Director of Golf added, “The new golf centre will take golf at Millfield to a new level. We already have great outdoor golf facilities on campus so having such a vast indoor area will further enhance these facilities and be fantastic for all golfers.”
Pupils are given the opportunity to play at Championship golf courses to which Millfield have association with – Burnham & Berrow, Yeovil and Enmore. All areas of the game are covered including competitions, course observation with analysis, technical training, sports psychology and golf fitness. Competitions include the National HMC / ISGA tournaments along with tournaments abroad. Regular medal competitions are held to help continue the development of all players.
Millfield Golf has an impressive record at international and school level tournaments; these include successes at the World Schools Challenge Champions 2009 and 2011; HMC winners 12 times in 16 years; ISGA Schools Knock-Out Champions in 2008, 2009 and 2011, runners-up in 2016, 2018 and 3rd in 2017; European Schools Team winners 2016 and 2017 and Girls European Schools Champion 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and Boys European Schools Champion 2017.
Individual successes include: OM Sophie Keech was England Schools U18 Champion 2011 and 2013, England Girls U18 Champion 2013, England Women's Champion 2015 and Silver Tee Award winner; OM Jamie Li plays for England U18; OM Alfredo Curbishley-Esnaola for England U16; OM Harry Butler represents Mars Hill winning three time; Mimi Rhodes represented GB in the Junior Vagliano Trophy in 2017, won the Scottish U16 Trophy 2017 and was fourth in the Finnish Open 2018; Emily Price plays for the U18 England team.