Elmsford, New York (June 7, 2018) – The son of long-time Knollwood Country Club Head Golf Professional, Bob Miller Jr., Mike Miller has qualified for the 118th U.S. Open Championship, set to be played at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in South Hampton, New York, June 11-17. Miller shot rounds of 66 and 70 (-6, 136) during Sectional Qualifying at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, New Jersey and was one of five qualifiers to emerge from a field of 81 golfers. This will be Mike Miller’s second time competing in the U.S. Open Championship as he also qualified and played in the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont.
When not playing and practicing at Knollwood, Mike Miller is a member of the Mackenzie Tour in Canada. He currently holds Knollwood’s professional course record of 60 and is tied for the low amateur course record of 62. The 26 year-old has claimed numerous golf titles in recent years, including:
- New York State Open Champion at Bethpage Black in 2014
- Westchester Golf Association Amateur Champion in 2012
- 2012 USGA State Team Championship: Winning Team and Medalist
- MET Golf Association Player of the Year in 2011 & 2012
- Westchester Golf Association Player of the Year in 2011 & 2012
Mike’s father, Bob Miller Jr., has been the head golf professional at Knollwood Country Club for the last 34 years. Bob Jr.’s father, Bob Sr., was a Knollwood member and Bob Jr. grew up playing the historic course with his brother, Craig (also a Knollwood member). Over his illustrious career, Bob Jr. has been named “Golf Professional of the Year” by Westchester Magazine and was honored with the Greg Norman Collection MET PGA Professional Performance Award.
“Michael’s hard work and persistence are beginning to pay off. His family and the entire membership at Knollwood are pulling for him” said Bob Miller Jr.
As the oldest private club still in its original location in the United States, Knollwood Country Club has a rich history of champion members and families. Throughout the club’s 123-plus year history, Knollwood members have hoisted multiple U.S. Amateur trophies including H.M. Harriman in 1899, and Willie Turnesa in 1938 and 1948.
About Knollwood Country Club
Knollwood Country Club is located in renowned Westchester County. The 18-hole golf course was completed in 1894, making it the oldest private club still in its original location in the United States. Knollwood was also one of the first 15 clubs to join the USGA and iconic golfers frequented the club, including Francis Ouimet and Bobby Jones. The original golf course was designed by Lawrence Van Etten. In 1924, the club hired A.W. Tillinghast to expand the golf course. At Tillinghast’s direction, the club purchased an additional 50 acres of adjacent land which was ultimately redesigned by Seth Raynor to add approximately 1,000 yards in length. Raynor passed away before the course was completed, so Charles Banks finished the project. The present-day course will play 6,552 yards from the championship tees. Knollwood’s 18th hole has been named to Met Golfer’s “Dream 18” as one of the finest holes in the greater New York area. The current 9th green remains from Van Etten’s earliest course.
Knollwood Country Club is a Troon Privé-managed club. Members of Troon Privé-managed clubs have exclusive access to extraordinary golf and lifestyle benefits around the world. All members can choose to receive Troon Privé Connect, Troon’s digital magazine developed specifically for the private clubs, as well as access to experience packages through Privileged Connections and premium tickets to sporting and concert events at the best price. Qualified members receive reciprocal access to other private clubs in the portfolio at a preferred Privé Privilege rate, and up to 50% off at Troon Golf-managed resort and daily fee facilities around the world through the Troon Advantage program.
For information on how to become a member or to book a private event or golf outing, contact Knollwood Country Club at (914) 592-7411 or visit www.kccclub.org.
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