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Lifetime achievement award for Carus Green’s Gary Wolstenholme MBE

Gary Wolstenholme MBE (centre) accepts his lifetime achievement award from (L), event host and TV presenter, Mark Clemmit and (R), award sponsor, Chris Davies, President Europe of Global Payments. PICTURE CHRIS GORDON

[C]arus Green Golf Club resident and European Senior Tour winner, Gary Wolstenholme MBE, has been presented with a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his contribution to golf.

The 57-year-old veteran sportsman, who had a distinguished amateur career before joining the European Senior Tour, accepted the accolade in-front of a 450-strong crowd at the 2017 Leicester Mercury Sports Awards on Thursday. The event took place at the Leicester Tigers Welford Road Stadium.

Gary came to Leicestershire with his family; his Leicester-born father, Guy, was also a professional golfer, finishing as high as sixth in the Open back in 1960. Following in his father’s footsteps, Gary has had a long and successful career, winning three tournaments on the senior tour to add to the 14 titles won during his amateur days. Speaking of his prestigious award, Gary said:

“I can’t believe I have been gifted this accolade. It is an amazing thing to have and a wonderful acknowledgement of what I have been able to achieve, particularly with my connections to Leicestershire and my father; it is very special. I now want to give something back to the sport that has been so good to me, possibly through coaching.”

“On behalf of everyone at Carus Green, I should like to offer hearty congratulations to Gary on this tremendous achievement,” said Carus Green owner, Graham Curtin. “Gary is a wonderful ambassador for golf and we are delighted that his huge contribution to the sport has been recognised in this way.”

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