SCOTTISH professional golfer and Ryder Cup legend Sam Torrance OBE will open Loretto’s indoor golf centre on Monday, 5 October 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
The five-time Ryder Cup winner will open the state-of-the-art indoor golf centre at the school’s Musselburgh campus.
Loretto, Scotland’s oldest boarding school and one of the UK’s leading independent schools is the first in the UK to build a specialist indoor golf facility.
Housed in the school’s former swimming complex, the academy will include an indoor driving range, short game facility, putting analysis, and a teaching studio with video analysis and Trackman technology.
The Loretto Golf Academy, launched in 2002, has been developed in partnership with the Scottish Golf Union. As part of the partnership, national squads will use the facility for training and practice.
Golf is on offer to all 600 pupils at Loretto through as part of the PE curriculum as well as in games and activities. Development pathways for students looking to improve their game are available from the age of 5.
Improvements in current coaching and practice facilities will provide the best possible environment for the 50-strong development and senior squad to perform to the best of their ability.
Dr. Graham Hawley, Headmaster at Loretto School, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Sam Torrance to Loretto and have him open our brand new indoor golf centre. His illustrious career is testament to what can be achieved through hard work and access to high quality coaching and facilities.
“Our unique facility will provide an invaluable year-round practice resource for pupils to improve their game.
“The new indoor golf centre will cement Loretto’s place at the forefront of schools golf. The centre is the very best of its kind in Scotland and one of the best in Europe.”