GARY'S CAREER

Gary Wolstenholme is not your average golfer. Your average golfer does not turn professional at the age of 47. Gary did. Fledgling professionals do not shoot a round of 63 on their way to beating a field of golfers, all young enough to be his son, to win a EuroPro Tour event at the age of 49. Gary did. They do not turn 50 and finish third in their first outing on the European Seniors Tour, the Travis Perkins Masters at Woburn. Gary did. And they definitely do not win on only their second outing on the European Seniors Tour at the Casa Serena Open. But yes, you have already guessed Gary did.

Gary has been playing golf for over 30 years and through the time firmly established himself as one of the leading amateur golfers in the world. Throughout his illustrious career Gary has won many tournaments, accolades and received various prestigious honours.

View some of Gary's greatest golfing moments by clicking the links to the left-hand side of the screen.

"MAJOR" INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT VICTORIES (INTERNATIONAL)

Benahavis Senior Masters 2012
Mallorca Open Senior 2012
ISPS Handa Australian Senior Open 2011
Casa Serena Open, Case Serena Golf Club, Czech Republic 2010
"Amateur" Champions of Great Britain 1991 + 2003
Chinese "Open" Amateur Strokeplay Champion 1993
"Mid-Amateur" Champion of Great Britain 1995,1996,1998
United Arab Emirates "Open" Amateur Champion 1995
Finnish "Open" Amateur Strokeplay Champion 1996
Welsh "Open" Amateur Strokeplay Champion 1997
Sherry Cup International Strokeplay winner 2000 +2001
South African "Open" Amateur Strokeplay Champion 2002
Scottish "Open" Amateur Strokeplay Champion 2003
Georgia Cup (Golf Club of Georgia, USA) 2004
New South Wales Medal (Australia) 2005
European "Mid Amateur" Champion 2006 + 2007
New South Wales Centenary Amateur Champion 2007
The Lakes Medal Winner (The Lakes Golf Club, NSW, Australia) 2008

"MAJOR" INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT VICTORIES (NATIONAL AND REGIONAL)

Midland "Open" Strokeplay Champion 1986 + 2002
West of England "Open" Strokeplay Champion 1987
Berkshire Trophy Champion 1996, 1971 2002
English County Champion of Champions Winner 1994, 1996 1998 2001
Duncan Putter Strokeplay Champion 1994 1996 1999
St Mellion International Amateur Strokeplay Champion 1998 2006
Lagonda Trophy Strokeplay Champion 2002
South of England "Open" Strokeplay Championship 2006
Keepmoat Lee Westwood Trophy Champion 2008
Golf Illustrated Gold Vase Strokeplay winner 1989
Midland "Closed" Strokeplay Champion 1986

HOLE-IN-ONES

Gary's most recent hole in one came at the 165 yard 17th hotel at the Miramar County Club in Taiwan. This was in the pre tournament Pro-Am and Gary watched as the perfectly struck 7 iron guided him to his 14th career hole in one.

Those are as follows:

The Amateur Championship Qualifier (12th Hole, Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club)
Medal Competition (17th hole, the Leicestershire Golf Club)
British Mid Amateur Championship Final (14th hole, Sunningdale Golf Club New Course)
West of England Strokeplay (5th hole, Staunton Golf Club East Course)
Lake Macquarie International Amateur Open (3rd hole, Belmont Golf Club, Australia)

HONORARY MEMBERSHIPS/ASSOCIATIONS

Bristol & Clifton Golf Club, Gloucestershire, England
The Leicestershire Golf Club, Leicestershire, England
Berkhamsted Golf Club, Hertfordshire, England
Scarborough North Cliff Golf Club, Yorkshire, England
Grange-over-sands Golf Club, Cumbria, England
Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire, England
Morecambe Golf Club, Lancashire, England
The Berkshire Golf Club, England
Trevose Golf & Country Club, Cornwall, England
County Sligo (Rosses Point) Golf Club, County Sligo, Northern Ireland
Golf Club of Georgia, Georgia United States
Old Giggleswickian Golfing Society, Yorkshire, England
Past Honorary Patron Silverdale Golf Club, Cumbria, England


"MAJOR" PROFESSIONAL TOURNAMENTS PLAYED IN

The "Open" Championship @ Muirfield Scotland 1992
The "Open" Championship @ Royal St George's England 2003
US Masters @ Augusta National 1992 + 2004
USPGA Memorial Tournament @ Muirfield Village 1992
Benson and Hedges International @ St Mellion 1993 (made cut / leading amateur)
Australian "Open" PGA Matchplay @ Kingston Heath 1992
Australian Masters @ Huntingdale 1992 (made cut)
PGA Scottish Open @ Gleneagles Scotland 1992
British Masters @ Forest of Arden, England 2004 9made cut/ leading amateur)
US Open Championship @ Torrey Pines CA USA 2008
Kazakhstan Open 2008
Portuguese Masters 2008

MISCELLANEOUS VICTORIES AND HONOURS

Standard Bank Mauritius Open 2012
World Team Championships (Eisenhower Trophy) winners 1998
Hong King International Amateur Open, Team Champions 1995
Leading Amateur Benson & Hedges International Open 1993
Leading Amateur British Masters International Open 2004
Leading Amateur US Open International Final Qualifying 2006, 2008
Daily Telegraph National Amateur Order of merit Winner 1999
Daily Telegraph/ JJB Amateur Order of merit winner2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Juan Carlos Tailhide Cup 2 Man Pairs Championship, Argentina 2000
Simon Bolivar Cup 2 Man Pairs Championship, Venezuela 2001
British Golf Writers Award (GB & I Walker Cup Team 2001) 2001
German Amateur Championship Nations Trophy Winners 2002
Lake Macquarie International Amateur Open teams event 2003
English Golf Union National Order of Merit winner 2003
Leicester Mercury "Judges Special Sports Award" 2001
Honorary Master of Arts Degree from Northampton University 2003
BBC East Midlands Amateur Sports Person of the Year Award 2003
European Men's Team Championships Winners (Hillside, England) 2005
Awarded MBE (for services to Golf) New Years Honors' List 2007