Guy Wolstenholme

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Guy Wolstenholme
Personal information
Full name Guy Bertram Wolstenholme
Born (1931-03-08)8 March 1931
Leicester, England
Died 9 October 1984(1984-10-09) (aged 53)
Nationality  England
Career
Turned professional 1960
Former tour(s) European Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins >15
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship 6th: 1960
PGA Championship DNP
U.S. Amateur T33: 1957
British Amateur T3: 1959

Guy Bertram Wolstenholme (8 March 1931 – 9 October 1984) was an English professional golfer. He had a successful career both as an amateur and then as a professional.[1]

Wolstenholme was born in Leicester, and is the father of Gary Wolstenholme.

As an amateur, Wolstenholme won both the English stroke play and match play championships, the latter on two occasions. He also won several other prestigious titles, including the Berkshire Trophy three times, and the German Amateur Championship in 1956. He played on the Great Britain and Ireland team in the 1959 Walker Cup and 1958 and 1960 Eisenhower Trophy, finishing third both years. The highlight of his amateur career came in 1960, when finishing 6th, and low amateur, in The Open Championship at St Andrews.[1]

Wolstenholme turned professional in 1960, and played for several years on the European Circuit, and later the European Tour following its formation in the early 1970s. Despite joining the pro ranks relatively late, he had considerable success, winning 5 tournaments including the British PGA Close Championship and three national opens. He also broke the record for the greatest winning margin on the circuit, when he won the 1963 Jeyes Tournament at Royal Dublin by 12 strokes.[1] He emigrated to Australia in the 1960s and enjoyed more successes, winning several tournaments including the Victorian Open on four occasions.

Wolstenholme played on the Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour) in the United States in 1982 and 1983. He recorded two runner-up finishes, in the 1982 Greater Syracuse Senior's Pro Golf Classic and the 1983 Daytona Beach Seniors Golf Classic, and ended the season 8th on the money list in 1983.

Wolstenholme died in 1984 after losing his fight against cancer.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Amateur

Tournament 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
The Open Championship DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP T16 6 LA
U.S. Amateur DNP DNP DNP DNP R64 DNP DNP DNP
The Amateur Championship R16 R64 R16 R64 R64 R16 SF R32

Professional

Tournament 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
The Open Championship T32 T24 CUT CUT T17 T37 T13 CUT T11
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
The Open Championship T22 T33 DNP T39 DNP DNP T17 CUT T39 T57

Wolstenholme only played in the U.S. Amateur, The Open Championship and The Amateur Championship

LA = Low Amateur
DNP = Did not play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in match play
Yellow background for top-10

Source for U.S. Amateur: USGA Championship Database

Source for The British Open: www.opengolf.com

Source for 1953 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, 29 May 1953, pg. 4.

Source for 1954 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, 27 May 1954, pg. 4.

Source for 1955 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, 3 June 1955, pg. 4.

Source for 1956 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, 30 May 1956, pg. 4.

Source for 1957 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, 29 May 1957, pg. 4.

Source for 1958 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, 6 June 1958, pg. 4.

Source for 1959 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, 30 May 1959, pg. 9.

Source for 1960 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, 26 May 1960, pg. 13.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Alliss, Peter (1983). The Who's Who of Golf. Orbis Publishing. pp. 312–3. ISBN 0-85613-520-8. 

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