Gary Wolstenholme is one of the most decorated amateur golfers in sport, worldwide. He has won 4 Walker Cups, two British Amateur trophies and earned 218 England caps and didn’t stop breaking the records when he turned professional at the age of 50 as he is now a three time European Senior Tour winner.
However, despite these victories and his history within the game Gary this week heads to Portugal to try and earn his 2016 European Senior Tour playing privileges as a 28th place finish on the season ending Order of Merit wasn’t enough to retain his card after the tour overhauled the rules for the new season.
The task ahead of Gary is a difficult one, needing to finish inside the top 5 in a 60 man field, Gary has his work cut out but as a seasoned competition professional he is well prepared for the challenge ahead which begins on Monday 1st February running to Thursday 4th. He has prepared as best he can though, as has been the case for Gary throughout his career including playing in Portugal at the Senior Circuit golf event, and although due to some back muscle injuries, he was able to play and use his new Ping clubs in preparation. Having arrived in Portugal well ahead of this week he has also been able to practice on the course and get to grips with the intricacies of Pestana Golf Resort.
You can follow all the scores from Portugal at the Qualifying School this week through the European Senior Tour website at http://www.europeantour.com/seniortour
We wish Gary all the best and look forward to seeing him on the European Senior Tour in 2016.