George putt-ing plans in place to become a pro

Junior England golfer George Bloor
Junior England golfer George Bloor

A young Buxton golfer is hoping to realise his dream and make the step up to professional level.

18-year-old George Bloor is a member of Buxton’s Cavendish Golf Club and has already represented England as part of the under-18s squad.

George is now on the look-out for a sponsor to fund his entry into competitions across Europe.

Since a young age George has been playing golf with his father and living just 50 yards from Cavendish GC, he can be found on the greens most days.

He said: “I have already played in the English National Championships and have an evaluation coming up at the end of this year, when I aim to turn professional.

“I will go on tour with the England team and hope, eventually, to travel the world doing what I enjoy.

“It really is my dream come true.”

Even from a young age George’s talent shone through.

He was soon beating his Dad not long after taking up the sport and, after his talent was spotted, he was paired up with coach John Cook through the England team.

George now travels down to see John in Oxford once a month for coaching sessions.

He added: “Once I started playing I got better quite quickly.

“I put my success down to lots of practice and having a good team behind me.”

He is currently studying towards a BTEC Level 3 sports course at Buxton and Leek College.

He added: “The sports course covers a really wide range of subjects and, when I finish it this summer, I will have a qualification to fall back on, even though I hope that I never need it.”

John Morrell, sports programme co-ordinator at the college, said: “George has been a great student for us.

“Throughout his studies he has managed the demands of the course and playing at a high level of junior golf.  

“As a department we try and support George where necessary so at times we have allowed him time off college to support his aspirations of making it as a golf pro.”