Lifetime achievement award for Wolstenholme

Carus 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, 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.

He 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.”