Golf success for Potters Bar youngster

PUBLISHED: 12:04 10 May 2013 | UPDATED: 12:04 10 May 2013

Millie Pratten - Herts Schools Golf champion

Millie Pratten - Herts Schools Golf champion


MILLIE Pratten is the new Hertfordshire Schools Intermediates Golf Championship Trophy winner.

The 10-year-old, who was representing Ladbrooke JMI in Potters Bar, secured the title on a warm and breezy day at Chesfield Downs Golf Club, Graveley.

Millie was the only primary school pupil and only one of five girls, in a field of 38 competitors.

She shot 47 Stableford points and on a course where the ball was running, some very high scores were recorded, so consequently, many of the players have had their handicaps reduced.

As a result of this win, Millie has been selected to play in the Herts Schools team against Bedfordshire and Essex in July.

Also in the team will be Luke Benton from Watford Boys’ Grammar School and Josh Wilson of Leventhorpe School who came 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Although only 10-years-old, Millie, a member of both Mill Green and Brookmans Park Golf Clubs, plays regularly in ladies and junior competitions.

Last year she represented GB in the US Kids World Golf Championships finals at Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA, having qualified at St Andrews, Scotland.

John Pasby, her Mill Green coach, believes that Millie deserves her success because she has worked hard and regularly practises to improve her game.

Everybody at Ladbrooke JMI School is extremely proud of Millie’s achievements and at a special assembly headteacher Tracey Webster presented Millie with her trophies and praised her hard work and dedication which is an inspiration to all her peers.

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