|Full name||Guy Bertram Wolstenholme|
8 March 1931|
|Died||9 October 1984(aged 53)|
|Former tour(s)||European Tour
|Best results in major championships
|The Open Championship||6th: 1960|
|U.S. Amateur||T33: 1957|
|British Amateur||T3: 1959|
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.
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. 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.
- 1956 English Amateur, Berkshire Trophy, German Amateur Open Championship
- 1957 Golf Illustrated Gold Vase
- 1958 Berkshire Trophy (tie with Arthur Perowne)
- 1959 English Amateur
- 1960 Brabazon Trophy, Berkshire Trophy
- 1961 Southern Professional Championship
- 1963 Jeyes Tournament
- 1966 British PGA Close Championship
- 1967 Kenya Open, Denmark Open
- 1969 Dutch Open, Yomiuri International
- 1970 Endeavour Masters Tournament (Australia)
- 1971 South Australian Open, Victorian Open, Kuzuha International
- 1975 Victorian PGA Championship
- 1976 Victorian Open
- 1978 Victorian Open
- 1980 Victorian Open
- 1981 Australian Seniors Championship
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T16||6 LA|
|The Amateur Championship||R16||R64||R16||R64||R64||R16||SF||R32|
|The Open Championship||T32||T24||CUT||CUT||T17||T37||T13||CUT||T11|
|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.
- Eisenhower Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1958, 1960
- Walker Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1957, 1959
- Amateurs–Professionals Match (representing the Amateurs): 1956, 1957, 1958 (winners), 1960
- Canada Cup (representing England): 1965
- Double Diamond International: 1972 (Rest of the World), 1976 (Australasia)