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)
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].
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].
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.
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].
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].
The Amateur Championship (108th). Wolstenholm (Eng) beat Raphael De Sousa (Switz) 6 and 5 in the final. [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].
The Amateur Championship (96th). Wolstenholm (Eng) beat Bob May (USA) 8 and 6 in the final. [Ganton GC, nr Scarborough, North Yorkshire].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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