Amy Millward has swapped the quiet countryside for the bright lights of Dubai after becoming a teaching professional at the Claude Harmon III Performance Golf Academy.
The 24-year-old, who is originally from Kidderminster, previously worked at Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club in Shropshire where she had been based for five years.
Millward’s role will be to take individual coaching lessons and oversea the facility’s junior development programme. She will also be responsible for redesigning the ladies programme.
“Dubai is a complete contrast to my hometown of the countryside, however it’s the reason I love both places,” said Millward. “Dubai is so vast and very fast paced and you get to meet people from all over the world on a daily basis.
“I have settled into my job and life in Dubai well. It helped having worked at the golf school before visiting Dubai numerous times on holiday. The weather has been the best feature, teaching in 35 degrees most days.
“My goal for a while now has been to be a full-time coach as this is where my passion for the game lies.
“The opportunity arose to work at the Claude Harmon III Performance Golf Academy after I had completed two internships at the venue in 2018 and 2019. I’d developed myself by shadowing the coaches closely as well as Claude himself and this gave me the motivation to aim to work for such a high regarded golf school.”
Asked where she will be in 10 year’s time, Millward added: “I would love to be well a renowned golf coach, having the position of director of instruction at a golf school somewhere internationally.”