A TALENTED golfer is a fairway to achieving his sporting dream with the support of an acclaimed finance firm.
FFP Solutions, based in St Asaph, is the new sponsor of up-and-coming North Wales star, Caolan Burford.
Having made waves as a junior player, the 18 year-old, from Rhyl, is already hitting the headlines in the men’s game.
A member of Rhuddlan Golf Club, Caolan – a former pupil at Christ the Word School – is now an important part of Wales’ Euro Nations Cup team and has one eye on Walker Cup selection for Great Britain and Ireland vs the USA at St Andrews in September.
He was the first Welshman since 2013 to win the Welsh Men’s Open Strokeplay, picking up the trophy last Spring, and wowed fans to reach the semi finals of the Spanish Amateur in March.
Caolan also tied for ninth place at the 128th Amateur Championship at Hillside just weeks ago.
FFP Solutions directors Richard Lloyd-Jones and Rich Pape – themselves members at Rhuddlan Golf Club – congratulated Caolan on his success.
“Caolan has got off to an incredible start in his career, he’s definitely one to watch and has a bright future in the sport,” said Richard.
Rich added: “We are pleased to be able to sponsor Caolan as he is now in a position where the tournaments come thick and fast, there is a lot of overseas travel and the opportunities get bigger, so as a company FFP Solutions is glad to be able to support him with that.”
In past months, Caolan has journeyed to Ecuador, Portugal and Spain, with upcoming appearances pencilled in at competitions in the US and Belgium.
Currently number 33 in the European Golf Rankings (www.europeangolfrankings.com), he thanked FFP Solutions for getting behind him at a key stage in his golfing career.
“This is my first season in men’s golf and there are a lot of tournaments so to have their support is fantastic,” said Caolan.
“I am still eligible to play junior events in the US so that is giving me more experience as I build up my name and keep working hard on the UK circuit.
“I’m practising every day and will keep working hard to achieve my ultimate ambition of becoming a professional golfer.”