Gary Wolstenholme, alongside his foursomes partner and fellow European Senior Tour member Barry Lane, will be competing against some of the best amateurs and professionals from around the world as the annual Sunningdale Foursomes competition gets underway again today, Tuesday 11th March 2014.
The event itself is stopped in history that is only rivalled by the history of the golf course itself. Sunningdale boasts two Championship courses, the Old and the New which over recent years have hosted events such as the British Masters, the Walker Cup, The British Senior Open and the Womens British Open, their flagship event. However it is the enduring and hotly contested Foursomes event for which this iconic venue is best known. Its ability to provide drama, anticipation, amazement and controversy all in equal measure is something that only serves to keep the Sunningdale Fourseomes as one of the most prestigious tournaments in England.
With two rounds played on day one, the ruthless nature of matchplay will see the field cut from 128 teams to just 64 before lunchtime. Gary and Barry, who between them have won over seven European Senior Tour titles, will certainly be keen to make Friday's final match however they must first negotiate J.Moore and A.Raitt, players from St Georges Hill in the opening match.
A matchplay legend having secured four Walker Cups and having played in over 218 matches for England, Gary is certainly a fierce competitor and the Sunningdale courses will favour Barry's length from the tee and Gary's superb shortgame.
Everyone at Champions of Golf wishes Gary and Barry the best of luck for the week ahead at Sunningdale Golf Club.