Ryder Cup-winning captain Sam Torrance OBE is to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award when champions from across all levels of the game gather for the 2012 Annodata Scottish Golf Awards next month.
Torrance will become the third recipient of the SGU’s Lifetime Achievement accolade when the event takes place on March 23, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow.
The 58-year-old will be honoured in a year that marks the 10th anniversary of the Largs-born player’s successful captaincy of the European Ryder Cup team at The Belfry and the 40th anniversary of his maiden professional triumph.
The Scot will follow in the spike marks of former Open champion Paul Lawrie and eight-time European Tour Order of Merit winner Colin Montgomerie, who received their accolades 12 months ago.
In a glittering career, Torrance claimed 21 European Tour victories and, to date, has won 11 European Senior Tour wins and three European Senior Tour Order of Merit titles. He also made eight consecutive Ryder Cup appearances between 1981 and 1995, winning three times, and famously holed the winning putt at The Belfry in 1985 – Europe’s first win over America in 28 years.