Monday, July 20, 2015

Nairn Dunbar's David Torrance honoured by PGA

The PGA has awarded David Torrance, head professional at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club since 1999, with the status of Fellow Professional.

"This acknowledges my commitment to personal development and coaching successes all the way up to National level," said David who turned professional in 1981 before qualifying in 1985. 
He held assistant professional positions at Ralston, Murrayfield, Bruntsfield, Moor Park, Kinross and Gullane before becoming. Head Professional at Newbattle in 1991 for eight years.
David then moved to Nairn Dunbar where he has held the post of Head Professional since 1999.
He has been North District coach from 2005 and Scottish Golf National Academy coach since 2006.
Over a two-year period, while at Newbattle, Torrance helped to reduce Hilary Monahan’s handicap from 3 to plus 3, winning her a Curtis Cup team place. 

During his time at Nairn Dunbar, David has helped produce eight Scottish international players – Bryan Fotheringham, Fraser Fotheringham, Russell Knox, Kelsey MacDonald, Hannah McCook, Andrew Burgess, Sandy Scott and Rory Franssen.
Fraser and Kelsey both started being coached by David when they were aged nine

Russell Knox (left) with David Torrance at Nairn Dunbar GC when Russell was made an honorary member of the club on his way to the Open.



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