On Sunday we went out to St Andrews Bay to play the Torrance Course – we thought it would be a good warm up for the real mccoy if we were lucky enough to get on later in the week. Actually warm up is probably not the right choice of words as it was rather chilly and wet – Scotland the Brave was challenging the SUNGRL and winning.
The course was originally flat farmland. It was originally designed by Sam Torrance who is a Scottish professional golfer and sports commentator. He was one of the leading players on the European Tour from the mid-1970s to the late 1990s, with 21 Tour wins. Torrance was a member of European Ryder Cup teams on eight occasions.
They were preparing the course for the Scottish Senior Open which starts this Friday the 15th August. They play the course in a slightly different order so had these big signs up with the tee numbers. They told us to ignore them and just follow the normal numbering. We did this but still managed to play the 18th of the Kittocks Course which is in the same vicinity.
It was a good introduction to the Scottish links courses.