Terrific Twynholms

Sandy Twynholm’s winning record in the Morpeth club championship shows no signs of slowing down.

Now 57, Sandy, Northumberland’s most-capped county player ever, won the championship for a 24th time this summer.

This year’s victory was made even sweeter as his 15-year-old son, Cameron, won the aptly named Sandy Twynholm Cup for the leading nett score in the event.

Sandy said: “It was great to see Cameron get the trophy; I was really chuffed he won a cup named after me. He’s been playing about eight years now, but only seriously the last three. He’s got his handicap down to eight and I think there’s more to expect from him.

“I’d missed out for a couple of years on the club title and I was very happy to win it again… I’d like to think I can make it to 25.”

Capped for Scotland, Sandy has a prolific winning record in Northumberland with seven county strokeplay titles and hat-tricks in both the Fenwick Smith and North and South trophies. He has also won three Renwick Medals as the leading qualifier in the County Championship, which he won in 2004. He has also reached the semi-finals of the championship 10 times.