Alexander Sandeman, an English-born golfer living in Barbados, recently set a Guiness World Record for the "Most Birdies in 12 Hours" at the Sandy Lane Resort. Here's an excerpt of the statement released by the resort:
Sandy Lane hosted English-born golfer Alexander Sandeman on Jan. 29 as he set a new Guinness World Record for "The Most Birdies in 12 Hours," sinking 54 birdies in 12 hours on the resort's Country Club golf course. In addition to setting a Guinness World Record, Sandeman's efforts also helped to raise funds for the Sandy Lane Charitable Trust, which benefits Barbados' Sunshine Village, a complex of seven purpose-built treatment centers, each dedicated to a different children's charity.
Sandeman, a pro golfer who now resides in Barbados, first played Sandy Lane's golf course at the age of 10. While he did not play competitive golf from 2006 to the beginning of 2009 due to a hand injury, he realized in March 2009 that there was no previous record for "The Most Birdies in a Day" and sent a proposal into Guinness World Records to recommend the new category. Sandeman dedicated the end of 2009 to training for the feat. Golf officials from the Barbados Golf Association were on hand during his 12 hour session, as was a cameraman to record his achievement.
"Preparing for the 'Most Birdies in 12 Hours' record required stamina, skill and most importantly mental fortitude," stated Sandeman. "It has been very exciting to set this record in Barbados and on a course which has meant so much to me since I was a child. I'd also like to thank the golf community in Barbados for so generously supporting me and the Sandy Lane Charitable Trust."