Gary Torbett, our Director of Golf, was coach to Nick Job, one of Europe's leading Senior Tour players for over seven years during which time Nick said the following about their relationship.
"Gary and I have known each other for over forty years. I watched him develop into a recognised player from during the 80s and 90s where he won a number of tournament’s regionally and was highlighted by his qualification for the Open Championship held at Muirfield in 1992.
Now he has developed into a highly respected coach. I approached Gary during the winter of 2005 to help me with my putting: it worked instantly as I won my first tournament of the 2006 season. It was during the 2006 season that Gary pointed out a couple of things that he would like to see me change that would help me stay competitive over the next few years.
We worked really hard over the winter of 2007 and I am pleased to say that those changes have produced another 4 wins since. Gary has not only helped me with my swing, but he has also helped me with my confidence - something that any top player will tell you is invaluable. He understands the game but, more importantly, he understands the player and what it takes to play to the best of your ability".
Gary was also coach to former European Tour Player and England International Josh White.
Josh states "Gary looked after my game since I was a junior member at Chipstead and has guided me to where I am today. He keeps things simple and to the point which allows me to play without a whole load of swing thoughts. More importantly, he knows what to say and when to say it which from a confidence point of view is invaluable. I have had a number of successful seasons under Gary's watchful eye and have gained much from his knowledge and experience".