Golf News for Monday, June 10, 2013 | Sponsorship

World long driving star Joe Miller partners with Brocket Hall Golf Club in England

World long driving star Joe Miller is going back to his family roots after finalising a partnership with Brocket Hall Golf Club to become one of the historic Hertfordshire venue's new ambassadors.

The new role will see the 2010 world champion play an integral part of Brocket Hall's future plans, including entertaining corporate clients and wearing the club's logo on his clothing at events around the world.

Miller's new association with Brocket Hall has special meaning for the 28-year-old as he will renew his family's link with the club and follow in the footsteps of his late father Danny.

Danny was one of the world-famous Brocket Babies and one of 8,338 children born at Brocket Hall when it was used as a makeshift hospital during and after the Second World War between 1939 and 1949.

Miller said: "I'm very proud to be teaming up with Brocket Hall because it was obviously the place where my dad was born.

"I'm delighted to have been asked to be a part of the club's future. It has some best facilities, on and off the course, anywhere in the country and I'm very excited to be working with them."

Miller became the first European to win the World Long Driving Championship three years ago with a winning drive of 414 yards - 43 yards further than his nearest challenger - and with his prodigious hitting and consistent length off the tee, is regarded as the top-ranked player in the sport.

The Englishman is the second star name from the world of golf to join Brocket Hall's team of ambassadors in the last month after European Tour star Simon Khan agreed to be the figurehead for the club's new junior programme.

David Griffin, Brocket Hall club manager, said: "We're very honoured that Joe has joined our ambassador programme.

"His ability to hit a golf ball has to be seen to be believed, he is one of the game's rising stars and his father's association with Brocket Hall's long and distinguished history makes the partnership extra special."

Set within 543 acres of stunning 18th century parkland, Brocket Hall's two 18-hole championship courses are famously named after the prime ministers who once resided there, Lord Melbourne and Lord Palmerston.

Opened in 1992, the par-72 Melbourne Course is set in magnificent surroundings, crossing the River Lea several times before a memorable finish in front of the hall after a short ferry ride to the 18th green.

In contrast, the Palmerston Course - designed by Donald Steel - is a challenging par-73 woodland layout, with rare Hornbeam, Scots and Corsican pine and 300-year-old oak trees creating a memorable test for professionals and amateurs alike, and was ranked 86th in the latest 'Top 100 Golf Courses in England' poll.

In addition, golfers can hone their skills at the renowned Palmerston Golf Academy, and no visit to Brocket Hall is complete without indulging in five-star dining at its award-winning restaurant, Auberge du Lac, a more laid-back meal in Watershyppes Restaurant or a stay in the recently-refurbished Melbourne Lodge.

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Information about Brocket Hall Golf Club
Situated within 543 acres of stunning 18th century parkland, Brocket Hall's two 18-hole championship courses are famously named after the prime ministers who once resided there, Lord Melbourne and Lord Palmerston.

Opened in 1992, the par-72 Melbourne Course is set in magnificent surroundings, crossing the River Lea several times before a memorable finish in front of the hall after a short ferry ride to the 18th green.

In contrast, the Palmerston Course - designed by Donald Steel - is a challenging par-73 woodland layout, with rare Hornbeam, Scots and Corsican pine and 300-year-old oak trees creating a memorable test for professionals and amateurs alike, and was ranked 86th in the latest 'Top 100 Golf Courses in England' poll.

In addition, golfers can hone their skills at the renowned Palmerston Golf Academy, and no visit to Brocket Hall is complete without indulging in five-star dining at its award-winning restaurant, Auberge du Lac, a more laid-back meal in Watershyppes Restaurant or a stay in the recently-refurbished Melbourne Lodge.