Golf: George Woolgar eyes PGA EuroPro Tour success

Professional golfer George Woolgar
Professional golfer George Woolgar
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Chesterfield golfer George Woolgar has set his sights on winning the PGA EuroPro Tour order of merit, despite missing the first two events through injury.

The 27-year-old’s quest begins today (Thursday) at Burhill Golf Club’s Kerry London Championship where he will be competing on the tour for the first time in ten months.

Woolgar sustained a rare stress reaction in his right wrist towards the end of his maiden tour victory in Oxford last July and has made adjustments to his technique.

But he is ready to put all the disappointment behind him and eager to pick up where he left off.

He said: “It’s been a hard time but I’ve got great people around me and I’m ready to start playing again.

“I’ve done well there in the past and I’m looking forward to it. I want to get back into a winning circle.

“The last time I was on tour I won. My goals last year were to win the order of merit and nothing’s changed.

“My confidence is high and you can still win it with two or three events because it’s a tough field.”

Woolgar will spend the upcoming months trying to achieve that goal but revealed he is not planning to peak until November’s tour school.

“Changing your swing patterns will be difficult but I’m a quick learner and I know I’m on the right track,” he said.

“I don’t leave the practice ground until I’m comfortable with where I want to be.

“I’m aiming to peak in November when I hope to get on the challenge tour and get some wins before making the step up to the European Tour.”

But if Woolgar makes the cut and is successful on Saturday, it could be a double celebration in the family.

“It’s my cousin’s wedding. Hopefully I’ll be getting there late with a trophy in my hand,” he added.