Royal First for Alex
Story published at 6:33, Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
Alex Mollin has teed up a first by becoming the first female PGA Professional to join the Royal Jersey Golf Club coaching staff in its 138 year history. The former Titleist Assistant of the Year joins the club’s six strong team as a full time teaching professional.
“As far I’m concerned it is a great opportunity to work at one of the most prestigious clubs on the island,” said Mollin.
Royal Jersey enjoys a strong reputation for coaching with a big emphasis on creating a fun environment allied to an impressive range of facilities including Flightscope and Trackman launch monitors for teaching and fitting as well as a K Vest and SAM Putt Lab.
All this fits in with Mollin’s desire to continually improve as a coach, reflected in a recent visit to Scottsdale, Arizona to work with the renowned Vision 54 academy while she also visited legendary Butch Harmon last November to watch him at close quarters.
“Royal Jersey places a big emphasis on fun and I think as coaches we have to encourage eople to enjoy the game – that is a massive side of it,” she added.
Her success as a coach also showcases the increasing opportunities for women in golf and the important role they have to play in the sport.
“I think people realise now that clubs have to be inclusive and offer opportunities for more women to get into the game.
“Women who play the game get so many benefits from it. I have started my own golf society called the Tee-Birds which is focused upon promoting the social benefits of the game. Golf has to change, and is changing, and part of that is having more female coaches.”
Due to her busy coaching schedule, Mollin doesn’t get the opportunity to play as much as she would like but will definitely be getting her clubs out next week in the DSI Ltd PGA Challenge Islands Challenge at Royal Jersey and La Moye from March 9-10. It’s an event she has helped organise for the past four years along with the PGA in England (South).
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