St Andrews selection for Mollin

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JERSEY’S most qualified golf professional will add another string to her coaching bow next month, after gaining selection to represent the Professional Golf Association at the Open Championship.

If that wasn’t enough to wet her appetite, the famed championship returns to the Old Course at St Andrews – in celebration of its 150th anniversary.

The event has rich ties to Jersey, as Caesarean Harry Vardon still holds the record for the most championship wins, with six [1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, 1914].

Now, it’s the turn of Mollin to create her own piece of history, when she and 24 other PGA professionals travel up to Fife to lend a hand to the thousands of spectators who will pour through the gates.

The founder of AMP Golf boasts a resume few teaching professionals can rival in the United Kingdom, including being an advanced PGA professional and one of few to have achieved the new level three coaching qualification

On top of this, Mollin has opened her own golf centre through the pandemic, all while finalising a masters in Sports Performance at the University of Stirling.

‘It’s an incredible honor to be one of only a handful selected – especially given the fact the Open returns to the home of golf.

‘I was selected for the Open when it was held in Northern Ireland at Royal Portrush, but I think being around the buzz of the Open at St Andrews will certainly be a career highlight for me.

‘Working in the Swingzone area of the event is always a fantastic experience. You meet avid golfers from all over the world and get to know them.

‘We will work shift patterns during the week, so each of us will have the opportunity to watch some of the professionals up close.’

The Islander has also brushed shoulders with the most renowned golf coach in the world, Butch Harmon – whom commented: ‘If you have a chance to take a lesson from this young lady, please do because she is a phenomenal professional and an even better person.’

High praise from the American, who led Tiger Woods to eight of his majors – so it’s clear why the PGA have selected Mollin to represent them at this historic event.

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