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Man of Letters Paul Wesselingh is Senior Rookie of the Year
November 28, 2012

John Letters’ most recently appointed staff player Paul Wesselingh has been named European Senior Tour Rookie of the Year, with one event still remaining.

The 51 year old Englishman has secured a maiden victory and six other top ten finishes in 14 appearances in 2012, and currently lies fifth in the Order of Merit heading into the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship in Mauritius.

“This is the highlight of my career,” said Wesselingh, who enjoyed a successful career as a club professional at Kedleston Park before joining the Senior Tour. “I’m absolutely over the moon. I’m living the dream playing on the Senior Tour.”

Wesselingh teamed up with Letters early on in the 2012 season and has never looked back. He plays a full complement of Letters equipment including Master Model Driver, fairway, Satin irons, MM grind wedges and a Golden Goose putter. Paul made the switch to Letters after testing the products on tour and being fully custom-fitted at the John Letters performance Centre in Huddersfield.

He was joint runner-up on his debut, in the Mallorca Senior Open, and won the ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship at DeVere Slaley Hall a month later, finishing one shot ahead of Anders Forsbrand and Andrew Oldcorn. Paul is now one performance away from being eligible for all three Senior Majors in 2013.

Wesselingh, who is just one of a number of tour players that have turned to John Letters in 2012, said: “The target at the start of the season was to finish in the top 30 and keep my card, but it looks like I’ll be in the top ten or even top five – depending on results in Mauritius – which is brilliant.”

Paul Wesselingh is presented with his European Senior Tour Rookie of the Year
stamped wedge from John Letters

The equipment brand with 94 years of clubmaking history is enjoying its most successful period on tour since its golden days in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. With over 135 products in play on the seniors tour, new additions to its Tour Staff such as Wesselingh and Angel Franco; Sam Torrance enjoying a resurgence in form and Phillip Archer doing so well on the European Challenge Tour – 2012 has been a real breakthrough year for the Scottish brand and its Master Model products, as it looks to compete among the golfing greats once again.

John Andrew, Managing Director, commented: “We’re delighted to play our part in helping Paul make such a great start to his career on the European Seniors Tour. We’ve made huge strides with our equipment and out on-tour and its validated when players of the calibre of Paul and Angel Franco choose to play John Letters; it demonstrates that we continue to produce equipment the players want to play.”

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