David Torrance PGA Golf Professional
Over and above his normal Club Duties David majors in coaching the game and over the years has
helped to establish Nairn Dunbar as being the main coaching centre of the Scottish Golf North District
area. David enjoys coaching players of all abilities from complete beginners to some of the top players
in the country.
David turned professional in 1981 before qualifying in 1985. He held Assistant Professional positions
at Ralston, Murrayfield, Bruntsfield Links, Moor Park, Kinross and Gullane. In 1991 he became the Head
Professional at Newbattle for eight years before moving to Nairn Dunbar where David has held the post
of Head Professional since 1999. A North District Coach from 2005 and Scottish Golf National Academy
coach since 2006 and is currently a Scottish Golf Regional Performance Coach. David was one of the
first Professional’s in Scotland to qualify as a Golf Sports Coach UK Level Three in 2014. In 2015 The
Professional Golfers Association awarded David with Fellow Membership status, which was as a result
of his commitment to personal development and coaching successes all the way up to National Level.
Over a two-year period, while at Newbattle, he 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 internationalists – Bryan Fotheringham, Fraser Fotheringham, Russell Knox, Kelsey
MacDonald, Hannah McCook, Andrew Burgess, Sandy Scott and Rory Franssen, with Fraser and Kelsey
both starting their coaching with David aged nine, for their first eight/nine years. In 2015 Sandy Scott won
the Scottish Golf Boys Order of Merit and Kyle Godsman won the Men’s, which was the first time that two
players from North District had won both titles. Sandy also won The Scottish Boys Stroke Play Championship
and was selected to play for GB&I.