Bob Torrance School of Golf
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The golf facility has been in use since 1984. In May 2009 the facility was upgraded and renamed the Bob Torrance School of Golf and opened by Mr Torrance. It has a fantastic outlook across the Firth of Clyde to the isles of Bute and Cumbrae and over the mountains of Arran.
The facility offers four different practice holes, a large putting green, an artificial putting surface, driving bays as well as floodlit coaching bays, a new members area and the new professional teaching bay with state-of-the-art V1 professional software and video analysis equipment.
This unique facility operates as a practice area and not as a playing course. Different users and groups can take advantage of this facility by becoming an annual member, purchasing a day pass, booking the facility for group training sessions or by booking on to the many lessons on offer.
Indoor/outdoor junior group lessons with clubgolf Level 1 sportscotland staff, individual lessons, junior/adult group lessons, floodlit lessons, tuition breaks and if required tailor-made packages for four or more players, all coached by centre authorised PGA Professionals.
Once your lesson has come to an end and should you wish to continue to practice please purchase a day pass or become a member.
Users should provide their own equipment when using the practice facility however clubs and balls are provided if taking part in lessons.
One of the great advantages of this facility is that there are no tee off times, arrive at your leisure and practice for as long as you need. The facility is open (weather permitting) all year round.
The centre not only provides a unique golfing facility but can also offer accommodation and meals, after practising or playing the local courses.
Tailor-made packages available for four or more players.
Annual membership scheme
Adults and juniors who are members of a golf club can become members of the golf facility. Upon completion of an application form and payment of the annual fee they will receive a bag tag and rule book and will be free to use the facility all year round, without needing a tee-off time - just come and practice.
Adult golf facility charges
1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014
|Month||New members||Student rate *|
* Student rate applies to students at James Watt College Largs campus only.
Junior membership (10-16 years-of-age)
|1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014||£50|
|1st October 2013 to 31st March 2014||£25|
Junior club membershipbs (8 for 6)
Purchase ticket from reception for £5
Facility hire for group bookings
|Duration||Standard||Pro Teaching Bay **|
|Full day (9am-5pm)||£180||£250|
|Half day (9am-1pm/1pm-5pm)||£95||£135|
** Professional teaching bay with V1 Pro software and state-of-the-art video analysis camera equipment.
Prices quoted are for facility use only, does not include use of clubs or balls.
National teams/regional squads receive a 20% discount.
Floodlit pro drive bays
The floodlit pro drive bays are available for booking lessons with a professional (listed below) from 4pm to 9pm, October to March (last booking 8.15pm).
c/o Largs Golf Club
Telephone: 01475 686192
Mobile: 07723 337689
Mobile: 07817 314906
Mobile: 07962 112505
clubgolf training centre
clubgolf professionals deliver coach education to volunteers, teachers etc.
Contact the golf facility manager Angela Liddel for more details 01475 687817 or email@example.com.
Areas - suggested practice usage
This area is to be used to practice the 'short game'. There is a double green for putting and a large bunker for sand shots. Around the immediate fringes there are suitable areas for chipping and to the right of the green longer pitching shots can be practiced. There is also a four holed artificial putting surface that can be used all year round.
The driving bay will be used for driving and for fairway woods. Yardage markers will be positioned in front of the bays to determine distance. There is also a dedicated members' area adjacent to bay 1 with toilet/changing facilities and the larger teaching bay adjacent to bay 6 for professional coaching
This area, on the right of the driving bays, will be used to practice the middle and short irons (5-9 irons). The area around the green as well as the green, is on target.
This area, situated in the far corner of the field, will be used for long and middle irons (1-5) as well as fairway woods. There is adequate space available and the raised green in the corner is the target.
This area is situated in the middle of the course and is ideally suited for middle to short irons (5-7), hitting to a sloping green, which is protected by two bunkers.
This area to the left of the floodlit bays is suitable for practicing with long irons and utility clubs.