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Ryder Cup Legend Torrance Re-Signs with Letters

9.18am 29th July 2013 - People - This story was updated on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Sam Torrance (left) and John Andrew
Sam Torrance (left) and John Andrew

John Letters of Scotland, the equipment brand with 95 years of clubmaking history, is celebrating after Ryder Cup legend and Seniors Tour star Sam Torrance OBE has committed his future to the company.

43 time winner Torrance signed a multi-year extension with Scotland’s finest club maker at The Senior Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, where he was sharpening his skills with the Master Model irons ahead of the British major championship.

“I am delighted to be re-signing with John Letters. I have forged a great relationship with John Andrew the Managing Director; he has endless enthusiasm for golf and I am very confident in his ability to produce world class golf equipment” said the eight-time Ryder Cup player and victorious European Ryder Cup Captain.

The agreement will see the 59 year Old Scotsman continue to play and promote John Letters equipment, and work closely with the company in research and development to produce world class golf clubs that make the game easier.

“We are lucky to have such a supporter of the brand. Sam is a legend and great to work with, so we had no hesitation in re-signing him. We work closely with him in R&D to produce equipment that golfers can use and improve their game” commented John Letters Managing Director, John Andrew.

Torrance signed his first ever professional contract with Letters in 1971 and then went back to his roots first re-signing with the brand 40 years later in 2011. The new agreement sees two of Scotland’s most famous names continue to work together for the years to come.

“I can think of no one better to work with” added the John Letters chief. “With a 95 year history of craftsmanship within the game, few can  rival the track record of clubmaking achievements of John Letters; reportedly winning the British Open more than any other club maker.”

Torrance rejoins a host of other tour professionals such as Fred Daly, Dai Rees, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Cathy Panton, Bernard Gallacher, Darren Clarke and Paul Lawrie who all played with John Letters equipment on tour, over the course of their 95 year history.

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