Tuesday, October 06, 2015

                            Greig Hutcheon ... PGA play-offs in Turkey coming up.

Hutch in seventh heaven - thanks to late Bob 

Torrance - 5min chat put Greig on track

Greig Hutcheon has finished the 2015 season as the Tartan Tour's leading money-winner with £36,176 from 56 competition.
It's the seventh time in 10 years - 2006-2007-2010-2012-2013-2014-2015- that the 42-year-old who hails from Upper Deeside, Aberdeenshire has headed the table .... and Greig says that, in a way, he owes it all to the late Bob Torrance.
Hutcheon picks up the story:
"My real change in form came about 10 years ago after a 5min discussion with Bob Torrance!
"I was first reserve for the "Johnnie Walker Championship" that year and once all of the morning players teed off I was the only man left on the range. 
"Bob Torrance came over and told me what he felt I was doing and what he thought I should do. It was very simple and I hit balls all day until the afternoon players had all gone too. 
"Bob's words of wisdom to me came after I fell heavily one winter, an accident which separated my shoulder and severely reduced my power. I was beginning to doubt my ability to compete at the top level.
"But thanks to Bob Torrance, with using more leg action I undoubtedly gained more strike on the ball. 
"Having become the father of Murray and Angus has further strengthened my focus and a lot of playing experience has all come together over the last 10 years to produced consistency and good results. 
"I obviously dreamed of greater results in my career when I turned pro in 1995 but having such a bad injury in my prime, then making such a poor decision not to take a 12 month medical from the tour really backfired.  
"Nevertheless playing around Scotland on the Tartan Tour has been fantastic, great fun and a real reminder that we have a country full of amazing golf courses coastal and inland. 
"A huge thank you must go from myself and all the professionals to all the club members and sponsors that put on so many great events throughout the summer months." 
Hutcheon is now having "a week break with the family" before preparing to head to Turkey for the PGA play-offs and hopefully gain a spot in the PGA championship field at Wentworth next spring.
number of competitions in brackets
1 Greig Hutcheon  (56) £37,166
2 Paul McKechnie (42) £33,545
3 Graham Fox (57) £31.459
4 Paul O'Hara (47) £24,945
5 Chris Kelly (54) £24,557
6 Stephen Gray (58) £21,970
7 Greg McBain (44) £20,883
8 Gareth Wright (18) £20,586
9 Scott Henderson (46) £20,002
10 Chris Currie (54) £18,209.



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