Paul Wesselingh

Date of Birth
11th October 1961
Nationality
British
Height/Weight
181 cm / 96 kg
Residence
Maienfeld, Switzerland
Children
Ryan, Sean 1994 (Twins), Jake 1996
Turned Pro
1985
Golf Club Attachment
GC Gams-Werdenberg, Switzerland
PGA Membership
Class AA member of Great Britain and Ireland PGA
Member of Swiss PGA
Born in Liverpool, I was brought up in Wigan, Lancashire. I first picked up a golf club at the age of 7 when walking around Dean Wood Golf Course with my Mum and Dad as they played. I never really took to golf until I was 13 but since then I have pretty much played all the time.

My Amateur career was nothing apart from just Club and County golf with 3 being the lowest handicap achieved.

After a couple of years of trying to qualify as an Accountant, I turned Pro in 1985 at a late age of 23 with a handicap of 5. I did my PGA Training at Windmill Hill Golf Course and Driving Range, Bletchley, Milton Keynes under Colin Clingan and qualified as a PGA Professional in 1988.

I got my first Full PGA Professional position at Chorley Golf Club, Lancashire in 1988 and was there until 1994. My other PGA Professional jobs were at Northenden Golf Club, Manchester 1994-1995, Hawkstone Park Hotel and Golf Courses, Wem, Shropshire 1995 – 2001 and finally Kedleston Park Golf Club, Derby, Derbyshire 2001-2013.

During my time as a Club Professional, I was always actively playing with success regionally with Pro Ams, Tournaments and Order of Merit Victories. I also qualified to play in 3 British Opens. Muirfield 1992, Royal St Georges 2003 and Royal Troon 2004. Whilst never holding a European Tour Card, I qualified through the PGA Region and played in several European Tour events including 8 PGA/ BMW Championships at Wentworth Golf Club.

I qualified to represent England in the European Team Championship 6 times ( Captain 5 times) and also qualified for a record 6 consecutive PGA Cup matches against the USA.

My first attempt at the European Senior Tour qualifier was in 2012. I came 2nd and gained my Senior Tour Card. I won my 4th event, The ISPS Handa PGA Championship and have won a further 7 times as well as winning the European Senior Tour Order of Merit in 2013.

Career Highlights

European Senior Tour Victories

2015
SSE Enterprise Wales Senior Open, Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales
2014
MCB Tour Championship, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius
2014
WinstonGolf Senior Open, Winston Golf, Germany
2013
MCB Tour Championship, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius
2013
Fubon Senior Open, Miramar G & CC, Taiwan
2013
Swiss Senior Open- Golf Club Bad Ragaz, Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
2013
ISPS Handa PGA Championship- De Vere Mottram Hall, Mottram, England
2012
ISPS Handa PGA Championship-  De Vere Slaley Hall, Northumberland, England

2013
European Senior Tour Order of Merit Winner
2012
European Senior Tour Rookie of the Year

Other Achievements and Noteable Victories

2012
Awarded Advanced Fellow member of GB&I PGA
2008
PGA Midland Region Captain
2006
British PGA Club Professional Champion, Princes Golf Club, Kent, England
2006
Derbyshire PGA Captain
2005
Derbyshire PGA Captain
2003
PGA Professional of the Year
2002
European PGA Club Professional Champion, Pevero Golf Club, Sardinia
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