SAM Torrance’s chance to make this week’s Scottish Senior Open a family affair has seen him reunited with a well-kent face in Lothians golf.
The former Ryder Cup captain is playing in the pro-am section of the Prostate Cancer UK event at Archerfield Links with son Daniel – his caddie these days.
So back on the bag for the £250,000 tournament starting today on the East Lothian coast is former Musselburgh man Jim Noon. The pair have been friends since they were aspiring young professionals and Noon was Torrance’s full-time caddie over the past few seasons.
“I’m now working up at Kingsbarns most of the time but Sam phoned me when Daniel got into the pro-am field and I’m delighted to be on his bag again,” said the one-time project manager for a firm based in Leith Docks.
Noon and Torrance were re-united through their sons a few years ago. “My boy, Ross, played Daniel, Sam’s son, in the Scottish Boys’ Championship at Southerness and that’s where we bumped into each other again,” revealed Noon, who played for six years as a pro before being reinstated.