Storm’s ahead with Richmond academy

Graeme Storm has committed to supporting golf’s growth further with the launch of his own academy at Richmond Golf Club.

Graeme, a two-time European Tour winner, has been an active part of Durham County Golf Union’s junior coaching programme in recent years and has run successful Graeme Storm Junior Opens and Junior Series events in the region. He has also been working with young golfers at Dyke House College, where the team won the English Schools Teams Championship last season.

“I see this as a new and exciting chapter in my golfing career,” said Graeme on the launch of the academy.

“I hope to be able to build on my reputation as a European Tour player and step further into coaching. My passion has always been to grow the game, I love it at all levels, and I believe I can support this further through the academy at Richmond.”

Richmond Golf Club chairman Chris Lamb added: “We are absolutely thrilled that Graeme has joined Richmond. He will bring a significant presence to our club and we’re sure his coaching skills will attract considerable interest from our membership and potential newcomers. Graeme’s role as ambassador for the Golf Foundation and his enthusiasm for junior golf will undoubtedly attract youngsters to our club as well.”