Born and raised in Winnipeg, George honed his early playing skills at the St. Charles Golf Club. George moved to Toronto in 1958 and soon thereafter joined the professional staff at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. With the support and benevolence of a group of Oakdale members, George launched his PGA Tour career.
In his PGA Tour career George amasses the still-held record for a Canadian of eight wins between 1961 and 1972, a time during which he was indisputably Canada’s ambassador to the world of golf. Punctuating this view was George and the late Al Balding’s 1968 victory representing Canada in the prestigious World Cup of Golf, the first ever such victory for Canada.