Scilly’s Golf Club Captain Moving To ‘Dream Job’ On Mainland

Club Captain Mark Twynham

Club Captain Mark Twynham

One of Scilly’s best know personalities in both sport and business is leaving the islands for a new challenge, after almost 30 years.

Mark Twynham, who is Captain of the Golf Club and ran the Scillonian Club for 12 years, is taking up a new position as Steward of Mullion Golf Club in Cornwall.

Mark says he has three passions in life – cooking, running a bar and playing golf – so this really is his dream job! He says it was an offer he couldn’t refuse.

Mullion is one of the best clubs in the Southwest, says Mark, with over 400 members and lots of visiting players. He’ll be running the clubhouse facilities, including the bar and catering.

But he adds that leaving Scilly is going to be a big wrench. He moved here with his parents when he was 18 years old, in 1984.

Mark says he’s loved his time here and feels that St Mary’s Golf Club is now “moving forward.” There have been discussions on a new clubhouse, although Mark feels that will need some significant investment before it can happen.

There’s now a vacancy for a Captain and Mark says the committee will meet on 8th September to decide whether the current Vice Captain, Adam Blackwell, can step up.

While golf has always been Mark’s first passion, he says he’ll also miss playing in the islands’ cricket league, especially jumping on a boat on Thursday evening to play on an off-island.

He says the highlight of his career has been the 12 years he managed the Scillonian Club, which he felt became the centre of sport and music on St Mary’s.

Mark says he’ll miss that sense of community, but he’s also looking forward to the challenge of his new mainland role.



One Response to Scilly’s Golf Club Captain Moving To ‘Dream Job’ On Mainland

  1. Colin & Joy August 27, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Now doesn’t this article make me feel old. Mark says he enjoyed his time at the Scillonian Club, well my happy memories go back to when his parents ran the club. Enjoy the last months on St Mary’s Mark.