Golfer George shares his expertise with young talent

European Challenge Tour Player George Woolgar recently visited the Performance Golf Academy Derby education and player training programme, based on Morley Hayes.

Professional golfer George spent time with the students on the programme, sharing his experiences and knowledge.

George delivered a discussion on his career, both amateur and professional and highlighted many of the issues and areas that the students will have to consider if they wish to move into the playing side of professional golf.

The discussion involved an interview with Performance Golf Academy director, Nigel Furniss, who questioned George on his ambitions as a young player, and when he first decided as an amateur that he could carve out a career in professional golf.

George, who played county golf for Derbyshire, won several titles as an amateur, including the Derbyshire Amateur & Open Championships along with the prestigious Midland Open Championship. He turned pro in April 2008.

Performance Golf Academy Derby programme director Nigel Furniss commented: “We are most grateful to George for giving up his valuable time and visiting us at the academy.”

He added: “Sharing his knowledge and experiences will be valuable for the students and will help them with their decision making moving forwards. We all really enjoyed the session and will be following George’s progress on the European Challenge Tour this year with great interest.”