Who's who: Gary Wolstenholme

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Who's who: Gary Wolstenholme

  • Name:

    Gary Wolstenholme
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    Aug 21, 1960 in Egham, Surrey, England.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Keighley GC, West Yorks and Silverdale GC, Lancs.
  • Occupation:

    Amateur golfer, who later turned professional; Academy director and golf instructor.
  • Turned Pro:

    2008 (aged 48)
  • Website:

    https://www.garywolstenholme.com

Roll of Honour

British Amateur champion (1991, 2003). Walker Cup player (1995, '97, '99, 2001, '03, '05). Multiple wins on the European Snr Tour. Appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, MBE (2007).

Did you know?

Gary Wolstenholme is one of the most successful amateur players of the modern era. The son of a famous father, golf professional Guy Wolstenholme, it's fair to say Gary was introduced to golf at an early age ... although he didn't really compete at county level until he was almost in his twenties.

Two wins in the Amateur Championship (1991 and 2003) feature amongst the many titles he collected in a long and highly successful amateur career. Gary turned professional at the tender age of 48, and won in his second outing on the European Senior Tour.

Top tournaments won by Gary Wolstenholme

2012
Europe
205 (-8)
€30,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Wolstenholme, Gary

Venue

Pula

Score

205 (-8)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Mallorca Open Senior (May 11-13; Eurpn Snr Tr season opener). Second-placed Mike Harwood (Aus), Paul Wesselingh (Eng) and Chris Williams (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Wolstenholme (Eng). [Pula GC, Son Servera, Mallorca, Spain].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Wolstenholme, Gary

Score

200 (-13)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Benahavis Senior Masters (June 1-3). Second-placed Mark James (Eng) and Mark Mouland (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Wolstenholme (Eng), who recorded his second European Snr Tour win in the space of three weeks. [La Quinta G&CC, Benahavis, Spain].

2011
Awards
€181,637
see Score
Eurpn Snr Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Wolstenholme, Gary

Venue

Score

€181,637

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Snr Tr

Wolstenholme (Eng) won the Eurpn Snr Tr 2011 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished fourth on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of €181,637.

2011
Aus/NZ
212 (-4)
A$24,324
ISPS Handa

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Wolstenholme, Gary

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

A$24,324

Title sponsor

ISPS Handa

Played as the ISPS Handa Australian Senior Open (Aus Legend Tr event). Second-placed Terry Price (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Wolstenholme (Eng). [Lake Karrinyup CC, Perth, WA, Aus].

2010
Europe
200 (-13)
€90,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Wolstenholme, Gary

Score

200 (-13)

Prize money

€90,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Casa Serena Open (Sept 17-19). Second-placed Gordon Brand Jr (Scot) finished 3 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Wolstenholme (Eng), who recorded his first European Snr Tour win in his second start on the tour. Wolstenholme turned professional two years earlier aged 48, after a glittering amateur career. [Casa Serena Golf, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Wolstenholme, Gary

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (108th). Wolstenholm (Eng) beat Raphael De Sousa (Switz) 6 and 5 in the final. [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Wolstenholme, Gary

Venue

Ganton

Score

8 & 6

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

R&A

The Amateur Championship (96th). Wolstenholm (Eng) beat Bob May (USA) 8 and 6 in the final. [Ganton GC, nr Scarborough, North Yorkshire].

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