We are thrilled to welcome Gary Wolstenholme MBE as an official ambassador for Luxury Links Golf Tours. Gary is Britain’s most successful amateur golfer of all time and now plays professionally on the European Seniors Tour. In his ambassadorial role, Gary is available to play a round with your group, deliver a fascinating masterclass or answer your questions about life at the elite end of the game with an intimate Q&A session.
Introducing Gary Wolstenholme MBE
Gary Wolstenholme was awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2007 by Her Majesty the Queen for his services to golf. Gary is recognised as one of the most successful amateur golfers of all time. He won the Amateur Championship twice, as well as numerous prestigious amateur events around the world, and played in six Walker Cups. Gary is the leading point scorer of all time for the Great Britain & Ireland Team.
Gary famously beat Tiger Woods in a singles match at the 1995 Walker Cup at Royal Porthcawl in Wales. He played in five Majors: the 1992 and 2004 Masters, the 1992 (Muirfield) and 2003 (Royal St George’s) Open Championships and the 2008 US Open (Torrey Pines). He played with a 62-year-old Arnold Palmer in round one of the 1992 Masters and recorded an even-par 72 at Augusta. In 2004, he was paired with Tom Watson.
Gary was the leading amateur at the 1993 Benson & Hedges International Open and 2004 British Masters. He made the cut at the 1992 Australian Masters and was invited to play in the 1992 Memorial Tournament by Jack Nicklaus. Gary turned professional in 2008, at the age of 48, and now plays on the European Seniors Tour. He has won three events: the 2010 Casa Serena Open, 2012 Mallorca Open Senior and 2012 Benahavis Senior Masters.