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

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

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 […]

Big Success For Weekend Golf Festival

Big Success For Weekend Golf Festival

Organisers of last weekend’s Festival of Golf at St Mary’s Golf Club say it’s been a huge success. The event saw three days of competition, designed to raise money for the club and its chosen charity, the Adam Mallon Fund. Club Captain Mark Twynham says they also wanted to encourage more people to visit the […]

Golf Club To Hold Mid-Summer Fundraising Weekend

Golf Club To Hold Mid-Summer Fundraising Weekend

St Mary’s Golf Club is raising funds to give the clubhouse a makeover and help the sporting development of school children. Captain Mark Twynham says they’re planning a mid-summer golf festival weekend, starting on 27th June. The event begins on the Friday, with a four-person Texas Scramble and on the Saturday golfers will compete for […]

First Joint Tour For Islands’ Cricket, Football and Golf Clubs

First Joint Tour For Islands’ Cricket, Football and Golf Clubs

The islands’ cricket, football and golf clubs are organising a joint tour for the first time this September. They’ll be visiting Guernsey. Mark Twynham said the idea was put forward by Mark Hicks at the recent cricket club AGM. He said it seemed like a sensible suggestion, since a lot of islanders are members of […]

New Golf Club Captain Wants To Increase Member Numbers

New Golf Club Captain Wants To Increase Member Numbers

The new Captain of the golf club is keen to get more members playing the sport. And he says they’re looking into some radical ways to generate income, including building visitor accommodation. Mark Twynham was appointed at the AGM on Wednesday. It’s his second term as Captain, having held the role in 1994. Adam Blackwell […]

Scilly’s Golf Course Is Pitch Perfect

Scilly’s Golf Course Is Pitch Perfect

The hard work of the three volunteer greenkeepers at the Isles of Scilly Golf Club has been recognised in a four-page feature in the current edition of trade magazine, Pitchcare. Derek Metcalfe, Garfield Ellis and Bill Pender have all been tending the greens since professional greensman Graham Mumford was forced to retire through ill health. […]

Golf Magazine Features Scilly’s ‘Course With A View’

Golf Magazine Features Scilly’s ‘Course With A View’

Golf tourism in Scilly may get a boost this month. The Golf Club is being featured in a six-page spread in October’s Golf International magazine. Editor Richard Simmons was invited over by James Francis from the Star Castle Hotel to experience the course on St Mary’s. The hotel has been offering packages with unlimited golf […]

Scilly’s Golf Club Featuring On Sky TV Series

Scilly’s Golf Club Featuring On Sky TV Series

The Isles of Scilly Golf Club is to be featured in a programme on Sky TV. And Club Captain, Dennis Milligan, is hoping it will encourage locals and holidaymakers to play a round at England’s most southwesterly course. The 35-minute video was organised by Cornwall’s County Development Officer for golf, Simon Wood and features interviews […]

Golf Club Given Go-Ahead For New Machinery Store

Golf Club Given Go-Ahead For New Machinery Store

The Golf Club will be allowed to erect a new wooden shed for storage of green–keeping machinery, but Council planners want the site changed so it can’t be seen from the Porthloo road. They approved the 18m by 6m building, described as substantial, which would be constructed from pine stockade vertical boarding. Although pittosporum hedges […]

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