Sam Torrance to guest at Hall of Fame dinner

Sam Torrance OBE, one of Scotland’s sporting greats, will be guest speaker at Scottish Rugby’s prestigious Hall of Fame dinner next month.

The dinner takes place at Murrayfield Stadium on Thursday 7 November and will see ten of the all-time rugby greats – both on and off the pitch – over the rich and enduring heritage of the game in Scotland, inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The inaugural induction took place three years ago when 12 heroes were inducted and MC Dougie Donnelly is standing by for the gala 2013 event.

Ryder Cup success

Torrance, who followed his father Bob into a golfing career, has garnered 44 tournament wins. He is also renowned as an eight-time member of the European Ryder cup team, famously sinking the winning put at the Belfry in 1985 to deny the Americans victory for the first time in 28 years.

He then went on to captain the European team to their three point victory at the Belfry in 2002.

Dominic McKay, Scottish Rugby's Director of Commercial Operations, Communications and Public Affairs, said: “Sam is a proud Ayrshireman and Scot.

“One of the things I’ve always found fascinating is how professional golfers, competing normally as individuals, come together in a team environment.

“I’m sure Sam will touch on that and have some stories to tell too.”

Torrance said: “I’m looking forward to meeting some of the iconic figures of rugby in Scotland at what I’m told by my good friend, Dougie Donnelly, is a wonderful night.

“This is an important time in Scottish sport. We have the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles next year. Then in 2015, Scotland are competing in the Rugby World Cup just over the border in England.

“It will be great to join in a night of memories and celebrations at Murrayfield next month, which, hopefully, will herald more Scottish success in the near future.”

You can buy tickets for the Hall of Fame dinner and join the public vote to induct one player elsewhere on this website.