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South Croydon golfer jets to Mexico for championship

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AMATEUR golfer George Elliot, who is from South Croydon, is currently out in Mexico competing in the final of the Virgin Atlantic PGA National Pro-Am Championship.

The 56-year-old has been paired with Daniel Young from Woldingham Golf Club to contest the 36-hole showpiece with 15 other clubs in the prestigious SkyCaddie and BMW-supported £30,000 final, held at the Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort in Cancun.

And he revealed that he's only got back into golf after his work took him away from the United Kingdom.

"I gave up golf for a few years when I went to the Middle East where I was working on stone fittings, including the ones at Riyadh Airport where you'll see a lot of marble," he said.

"I helped provide fittings for the rich and famous, but when I returned to this country, I took up golf again as I'd played as a youngster and it was always something I wanted to come back to."

Meanwhile, his golf partner Young used to be on the books of Bristol City and Cheltenham Town Football Clubs as a youngster, but injuries forced him out of the game.

"I started out as a footballer, but I was playing in centre midfield and getting a few injuries, so when I was 20 years old, I decided to study exercise sciences at the University of Gloucester," he said.

"I made the decision to have a complete career change in about 2003 and the degree is something I've been able to use in my golf."

Furthermore, Elliott will see some familiar faces in Mexico with Surrey National Golf Club also through to the final.

He said: "They're only down the road from us and we play matches against them regularly so there's already a bit of friendly rivalry going on."

South Croydon golfer jets to Mexico for championship


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