Jordan Wrisdale can’t wait to begin his first year on the EuroPro Tour.
The 20-year-old - who only turned professional in August - reached the final stage of the European Tour’s Qualifying School in November, finishing just two shots shy of booking his place in the final rounds.
Jordan, who is attached to Boston Golf Club, is now hoping that a solid season on the EuroPro Tour - the continent’s third tier - will help him gain valuable experience and take a step closer to fulfilling his ambition of competing regularly alongside some of the sport’s finest players.
“I’m really looking forward to this year,” Jordan told The Standard.
“I’ll be playing on a professional tour, which is what I’ve always wanted to do.
“My goal is to one day make it onto the European Tour.”
As well as earning his full card on the EuroPro Tour, Jordan will also be invited to appear at several rounds of the Challenge Tour, which is sandwiched between his current home and the European Tour.
The EuroPro Tour is seen as a place for upcoming talents to pick up valuable experience and improve their games.
Jordan’s Q School action began at Northamptonshire’s Collingtree Park, where he carded rounds of 72, 69, 70 and 75 to finish on -2 and tied 18th.
This saw him progress to the second qualifying stage, hosted at Spain’s Campo de Golf El Saler in Valencia.
There he excelled on the Spanish course, finishing joint fifth on -8. On the Mediterranean coast he carded rounds of 73, 67, 68 and 72.
The third and final qualifying stage was also in Spain, hosted by Girona’s PGA Catalunya Resort.
Rounds of 74, 72, 74 and 65 saw him card +1, missing out on the final two rounds of the final stage by just two shots.
“It was a good experience. I would have taken that position beforehand, but after coming so close I was a bit gutted that I didn’t quite make it,” Jordan added.
“But this year is going to be a good experience for me.”
The EuroPro Tour schedule is yet to be announced, but a list of events are expected to be produced anytime soon.
The young golfer was grateful for support from Richard Cheer and TNS Financial Services, who helped Jordan compete at Q School by sponsoring his entry and travel costs.
However, the youngster is still on the lookout for additional sponsorship to help him compete this year.
Anyone interested can contact him on 07799 358203.
Jordan is coached by Nick Huby at Rotherham’s Peter Cowen Golf Academy.