Paul Wesselingh's €60,000 victory recently in the WINSTONgolf Senior Open saw him move to 10th in the list of top 10 earners on the Senior Tour Order of Merit this year. Having netted €99,578 so far this term, the Englishman is now behind his fellow playoff rivals from 2 weeks ago Phillip Golding and Bernhard Langer, as well as Colin Montgomerie. The veteran Scot has played 5 times on the Senior Tour this year and has netted himself €607,477 in the process, remarkably winning 4 and finishing 2nd in his only other appearance. Wins in the US Senior Open Championship, the US Senior PGA Championship, The Travis Perkins Masters and the Russian Open Golf Championship mean he has a commanding €234,056 advantage over second placed man Langer.
There was a victory for Paul Wesselingh last weekend as the Englishman beat off some very stiff competition to claim his first Senior Tour title of the year. He was competing in the WINSTONgolf Senior Open in Germany and after he eagled and birdied the 17th and 18th holes respectively of the third and final round, he found himself in a 3-way playoff for the victory. Fellow Englishman Phillip Golding was elimanted on the 2nd hole, which left Paul up against German Major-winner Bernhard Langer. On the 3rd hole of the playoff, Wesselingh conjured up a majestic approach shot to leave with him what proved to be a tap-in for the win. Paul said of the German course:
Last week saw the RICOH Women's British Open take place at Royal Birkdale. Catmandoo were elated to be invited along to the event, pitching up against some of the biggest names in golf and highstreet fashion with the likes of Calvin Klein, Green Lamb and Ecco Shoes to name only three.
31 year old American Mo Martin claimed the title after two rounds of 69 left her on 6-under par going into the weekend. 'Mighty Mo', as she's known, struggled with a round of 77 on the Saturday, but carded an even-par 72 on the Sunday to claim victory by one shot.
Have a look at some of our photos from the weekend below:
A short while back we mentioned a young, Welsh golfer by the name of Bethan Morris. We're pleased to announce that she's still doing very well! Recently, she was trying out the new driving range at Tenby Golf Course in preperation for a European Girls Championship event. We wish her the very best of luck and hope she can continue to reap the benefits of her hard work.
The 39th Women's British Open gets underway this week & it returns to the Royal Birkdale Golf Club for the 6th time. With top players travellling from all over the globe for the event, it promises to showcase the very best talent in the women's game today. Not only that, for the first time Catmandoo will be at the event, with a retail shop on-site in the Championship Village. Along with a select handful of other brands, you will be able to purchase from us.
Paul took to defending his Bad Ragaz open title, but could only finish tied-23rd after a difficult first round. He carded a 6-over par 76 on the first day, but hit form on the second day of the event with an excelent round of 64. Finishing even-par on the final day left Paul a little way down the leaderboard, but he moves on to Oklohoma this weekend for the US Senior Open Championship at Oak Tree National. Kenny Perry claimed the title last year in what is regarded as one of the most presitigious events on the Senior Tour. Best of luck to Paul!
You can take a look at the men's US Senior Open Championship for yourself by visiting the Senior Tour website, where you will be able to find players, current standings and more.
You can now find Catmandoo UK on Instagram! Head on over to our brand new page to see some exclusive behind-the-scenes shots and much more as we gear up for what promises to be a scorching summer.
There was disappointment for Paul Wesselingh this weekend at the ISPS Handa Championship as he was unable to defend the title he won last year. After shooting a round of one-over 72 on Thursday, he was back to even-par by Friday evening after getting around the course at The Stoke by Nayland Hotel in Colchester one-under par. However, Saturday and Sunday both saw even rounds, seeing Paul finish joint 31st.
The championship was won by Spaniard Santiago Luna, who shot a sensational 64 to depose long-time leader Steen Tinning on the final day, carding 6 birdies and an eagle. Tinning was unable to hold onto his 3 shot lead going in to Sunday's final round, hitting 3 bogeys.
Paul has flown out to Japan now to compete on the Japanese tour, before he'll be back in Europe in time for the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open in Switzerland: another of the titles that he will be defending.
Just before he jetted off to Texas for the Insperity Invitational, Paul Wesselingh stopped by the Catmandoo UK headquarters to get his hands on the latest crop of Catmandoo clothing ready for the upcoming season.
Following on from the brilliant season he enjoyed last time out (which saw him claim 4 wins on the European Senoir Tour, as well as claiming top honours in the overall Senior Tour Order of Merit), Paul is aiming for repeat success this year. He'll be heading to Harbor Shores, Michigan for the US Senior PGA Championship on May 22nd, before he sets about defending two of the titles he won last year in the ISPS Handa Championship in England followed by the Bad Ragaz Open in Switzerland.
To really put the icing on the cake for Paul, he was recently announced as the winner of the 2013 European Senior Tour Shot of the Year award, which he collected for a sublime approach on the 18th hole of the season-ending MCB Tour Championship in Mauritius, collecting the honour with 25% of the total votes.
Here's a name that we hope you might be hearing more of in the future: Bethan Morris. Here she is wearing Catmandoo at a recent tournament and at just 17 years of age, she is one of the youngest players to be selected for the Welsh ladies golf squad.
We'll be following her throughout the season, posting updates on how she's fairing. We wish her the best of luck!
Sochi 2014 - There were medals for both the British & Finnish team on the second day of competition at the Olympic winter games in Sochi. Both came in the women's Slopestyle snowboarding, an event making it's Olympic debut. Jenny Jones took the Bronze medal for team GB, whilst Enni Rukajarvi secured Silver for team Finland. Jamie Anderson won USA's second succesive Slopestyle Gold after Sage Kotsenburg won the men's event the day before. Enni took to the podium in her Olympic Catmandoo outfit, who are providing outfits for all of the Finnish athletes. You can see the Finnish athletes wearing their Catmandoo outfits at the opening ceremony in the video below.
The 2014 winter Olympic games at Sochi got underway yesterday after a spectacular opeing ceremony. The 22nd edition of the winter games will be the most exspensive ever and this was clear to see from an opening ceremony that really was a visual feast, finishing with over 3,000 fireworks. Catmandoo will be represented at the games by the Finnish team who will be exclusively wearing Catmandoo throughout. Team Finland were of course at the opening ceremony and you can see them by watcing the entire ceremony below. (Appear at 1:44:40)
Catmandoo are the official sportswear supplier for the Finnish Olympic Team. The 4 year contract ensures that Catmandoo will be represented at the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi & the 2016 summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro where golf will be represented for the first time. The Finnish teams will also add their valuable input for future product design and the technical requirements needed to perform at the highest level over the two contrasting venues.
2 wins out of 4! Paul Wesselingh does it again. Paul Wesselingh picked up his second win of the season after a play-off victory over Kevin Spurgeon at the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open. A birdie at the third extra hole was enough for Wesselingh to take the title, having shot a six under par round of 64 on Sunday to haul himself into contention and post nine under. He had started the final day in a tie for 11th and five shots behind the 36 hole lead held by Santiago Luna and Gary Wolstenholme, but seven birdies, an eagle and three bogeys put Wesselingh in the box seat. “I started off five behind and set myself a target of 10 under to win, but you’re never sure if that’s going to be enough,” explained Wesselingh. “But I started off so well, and being five under par through six holes was incredible, and that’s when I found out I was leading. “I felt pretty comfortable after that, until I was walking down 14 and I saw I still had a two shot lead. It might not have been a good idea to know that, and straight afterwards I made a couple of bogeys at 14 and 15. But then I made two tremendous putts on the next two, before a silly bogey on 18. “To win twice in a year is good anyway, but now I’m off to America tomorrow for the US Senior Open and looking forward to that. It is really exciting, and has opened up a whole new chapter in my life.” This is Wesselingh’s third European Senior Tour title in just 19 appearances, and vaults him to the top of the Order of Merit after four events in 2013.
Paul Wesselingh wears Catmandoo
Paul Wesselingh produced a blistering putting display to beat one of his golfing heroes and retain his ISPS HANDA PGA Seniors Championship crown at De Vere Mottram Hall.
The former Kedleston Park head professional modestly dubs himself a plodder on the golf course but was anything but as he romped to a four stroke victory. Ex-world no. 1 Woosnam had piled on the pressure with a superb eight under par 65 but Wesselingh went one better with a stunning 64 capped by four birdies in his final five holes.A delighted Wesselingh declared it the best he'd ever played and it left him 20 under for the £260,000 tournament, earning him a prize cheque of £41,600 in the process.Paraguay's Angel Franco carded a 66 to clinch second with Woosnam third on 15 under.
"It is unbelievable, I just can't believe I've done it," said Wesselingh who won the PGA North Region Championship at Mottram Hall in 1994."I couldn't believe I'd done it last year and I can't believe I've done it again this year."To win it two years on the trot with this quality of field we've got, I just played probably the best I've ever played today."
Paul Wesselingh wears Catmandoo
Paul Wesselingh of the European Senior Tour signs with Catmandoo's exclusive UK distributors Seal Golf to wear the brand worldwide from 2013.
"We are absolutely thrilled to have Paul represent Catmandoo" Peter Seal said. "He not only looks great in everything, but he can't wait to get out on tour this year in our vibrant new collection". Paul is also excited to start wearing Catmandoo out on the courses. "I'm really excited about the clothing and can't wait to wear it" he said, "Anything that makes me look younger is awesome and as Catmandoo are celebrating their 40th year in 2014 and have been selected as the apparel supplier to the Finnish Olympic teams, I know I'll have the best functional and technical clothing for my events wherever I play around the world."
Below is a list of all current Catmandoo Winter & Summer stockists in the UK:
Auchterlonies Golf Store, 01334743253
Eureka Golf, 01914910700
Gamola Golf Ltd, 01224 592900
Greg Nicholson Golf, 01606351573
Scotts of Alnwick Ltd, 01665606666
Golf Clubs (alphabetically):
Aboyne G/C, 01339886328
Alyth G/C, 01828632268
Ashton & Lea G/C, 01772735282
Ashton in Makerfield G/C, 01942724229
Ayr Belleisle Golf Club, 01292441314
Banchory G/C, 01330822447
Barnard Castle G/C, 01833 631980
Blackburn G/C, 0125451122
Bridlington G/C, 01262 674721
Builth Wells G/C, 01982551155
Congleton G/C, 01260273540
Craig Donnelly Golf, 01592720374
Dinsdale Spa G/C, 01325332515
Donnington Valley G/C, 01635568142
Dougalston G/C, 0141 9566161
Douglas Park G/C, 01419421482
Driffield G/C, 01377 253583
Elgin G/C, 01343542884
Elton Furze G/C, 01832280614
Exeter Golf/Country Club, 01392875028
Fairhaven G/C, 01253736976
Ferndown Forest G/C, 01202 876096
Formby G/C, 01704873090
Grove G/C, 01656 788300
Hazlehead Golf Shop, 01224317336
High Post G/C, 01722 782356
Hornsea G/C, 01964534989
Houghton-le-Spring G/C, 01915841198
Inchmarlo Golf Centre, 01330827080
Inverness Golf Centre, 01463231989
Kemnay G/C, 01467 642225
Kendal G/C, 01539733708
Kenilworth G/C, 01926512732
Ladybank G/C, 01337830725
Leigh G/C, 01925762013
Liberton G/C, 01316641056
Long Sutton Golf Leisure, 01458241017
Montrose Links G/C, 0164672634
Muckhart G/C, 01259781423
Oake Manor G/C, 01823461993
Ormskirk G/C, 01695 572227
The Paul Lawrie G/C, 01224865750
Peebles G/C, 01721720197
Penwortham G/C, 01772742345
Peterculter G/C, 01224734994
Pike Hills G/C, 01904700797
Pleasington G/C, 01254201630
Portpatrick Dunskey G/C, 01776810273
Ranfurly Castle G/C, 01505 614795
Rhuddlan G/C, 01745 590898
Royal Birkdale G/C, 01704552030
Skipton G/C, 01756793257
Stockport G/C, 01614278369
Truro G/C, 01872276595
Upton-by-Chester G/C, 01244381183
The Vale G/C, 01386462520
Waltham Windmill G/C, 01472823963
Wellsgreen Golf Centre, 01592712435
Wetherby G/C, 01937580089
Wrag Barn G/C, 01793766027