Derbyshire Institute of Sport

Strong finish for George Bloor at European Amateur Championships

Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS) golfer George Bloor has continued his fine form by posting another excellent finish, this time in the European Amateur Championships.

The High Peak golfer was tied 35th at the Estonian Golf and Country Club – a good result when considering the majority of the England’s elite squad missing the cut.

George, also on the ICON programme, shot rounds of 70, 72, 71 and 71 for a four-round four-under-par total of 284.

The result follows his second place finish in the English Amateur Championships last week.

The Cavendish Golf Club member is hugely thankful to the DIS for the support they have offered him and believes it has assisted his recent progress.

“The DIS programme has been a huge part in my development as a player and person,” said George. “I wouldn’t have the opportunities to have weekly coaching in areas that are so specific to my sport.

“An area that I feel has been most beneficial to me is the S&C department. I wouldn’t have the access to such good facilities and coaching if it wasn’t for DIS.

“The way that golf has developed means that everybody is becoming more athletic and stronger so it is essential in my sport that I am strong, and this has been developed with previous and current strength and conditioning coaches.

“Steve Astle is also a huge factor into my progress and I feel we have a really good relationship. His mentoring skills are very well suited to mine. He is somebody who I respect and trust that he wants the best for me and is good with identifying areas I can improve on.

“There are lots of areas in the DIS that I haven’t taken full advantage of such as psychologists and nutritionists, but I will look forward to working with those coaches in the future.

“I’m very grateful for the support I receive from DIS and it is definitely a big factor in with my achievements so far.

“I have no doubt that I will get to an elite level as a professional and DIS have sped up the process so far and there continued support will help me in the long run.”

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