We are exceptionally proud of the people at Chipstead Golf Club who have masses of passion and put in huge efforts to make everyone’s experience fun, exciting and memorable.

 

Gary Torbett – Turned Professional at the age of 17 and spent 12 years working as an assistant golf professional at Coombe Hill Golf Club before joining Chipstead Golf Club as their Head Professional in 1990.

Having played tournaments all over the world during the 80s and 90s, Gary’s playing career highlight came in the 1992 when he qualified for the Open Championship at Murfield.

Gary turned his attention to Golf Club Management in the year 2000 and has become a highly respected Golf Club Manager over the past 19 years here at Chipstead Golf Club.

 

Nic Torbett – Nic represented the County of Surrey at all age levels and helped Surrey win the Junior County Foursomes Championship in 2009. Nic finished 3rd twice in the Surrey under 21s Championship at the age of 15 and 16.

Nic turned Professional in 2011 and has continued to compete by playing both nationally and regionally whilst working as the Head Teaching Professional at Chipstead Golf Club.

Nic has fast become one of Surrey’s leading Junior Coaches and continues to develop the growth of our Chipstead Junior Golf Academy.

 

Sam Bethell

Our Head Greenkeeper, Sam has improved our greens here at Chipstead having gained experience at St George’s Hill, the Open and the grounds at Chelsea FC. An avid football fan, Sam enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife and two daughters. You can often find Sam with his resident squirrel-scarer, Bomber around the course.

 

Jack Percival

Chipstead’s Deputy Greenkeeper, Jack, has gained a huge following in the local community for his charitable work for the homeless. A father of two, he is a lover of turf and all things golf. Moreover, his photography skills are something to behold and you can often find his shots pf the course on social media.

 

Chris Shepherd

A keen greenkeeper, Chris loves the outdoors and is at home in the wide, open space here at Chipstead. He feels relaxed whilst working on the course and enjoys spending his free time fishing or and boxing.

 

Simon Torkington

Chipstead Golf Club’s longest serving greenkeeper, Simon was born and raised in Chipstead and is a keen tennis player. He has an interest in computer science and can often be found gaming indoors.

 

Ryan Banks

Ryan can always be found smiling around the course as he is happiest being hands on and outdoors. Having travelled around America, he has found his calling in greenkeeping, and can often be found enjoying a few cold beverages or perusing classic cars.