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David Torrance and Russel Knox:
What are your memories of David Torrance (former coach)?
RK: “Dave was an extremely colourful character, very easy to get along with and very knowledgeable. We spent a bit of time together, and he’s a great coach and has helped a lot of players. He helped my game, and he’s a great guy. I played Nairn Dunbar last year before the Scottish Open, and I saw him there so it was great to catch up with him.”
As a teenager, he honed his talents on the links course at Nairn Dunbar, under the watchful eye of club professional David Torrance, and later at Inverness Golf Club on Culcabock Road. Now, a native of Jacksonville, a regular on the PGA Tour and an emerging force on its European equivalent, the former Culloden Academy pupil cannot help but appreciate where his quest to Castle Stuart began.
“I think I’ve become the player I have because I grew up playing on a links golf course, because I think it teaches you the importance of being able to hit every shot, so I wouldn’t have changed it for anything,” he said. “I loved to play up there in the junior events. My parents used to drop me off at the course with my friends and we’d play 36 holes, sometimes 54 holes a day.
“There’s so much daylight in the summer, we’d just keep playing until it got dark. We’d sometimes go out with three clubs and have mini competitions between us, and I look back on those days very fondly. In some ways I miss them, because back then you were playing golf purely for the love of the game. Because we play so much competitive golf now, I miss playing for fun. It’s still fun competing but when you’ve been away for a long stretch at tournaments, you don’t really want to play much golf.”