Belle Robertson

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Isabella Robertson (née McCorkindale) MBE (born 1936) is a Scottish golfer who won the British Ladies Amateur in 1981.[1] Robertson represented Great Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup on nine occasions, twice as non-playing captain.[1] She was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.[2]

Career

Robertson learned her golf at Dunaverty Golf Club in Argyll, Scotland.[1] She won the British Ladies Amateur title in 1981 at Conwy Golf Club in Caernarvonshire, Wales.[1] Having been runner-up three times: 1959 at Royal Ascot Golf Club, 1965 at St Andrews, and at Gullane Golf Club in 1970.[1] She won the Scottish Amateur title on seven occasions.[1]

Robertson represented Great Britain and Ireland on nine occasions in the Curtis Cup[1] (1960, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1982, 1986). She was a non-playing captain in 1974 and 1976.[1] On her ninth appearance in the competition, she experienced victory for the first time, beating the U.S. team 13–5 at the Prairie Dunes Country Club, Kansas in 1986.[1]

Notable wins

  • British Ladies Amateur - 1981.[1]
  • Scottish Ladies Amateur - 1965, 1966, 1971, 1972, 1978, 1980, 1986.[1]
  • New Zealand Ladies Amateur - 1981.[2]
  • British Ladies Amateur Stroke Play Championship - 1971, 1972, 1985.[1]
  • Scottish Ladies Amateur Stroke Play Championship - three times.[1]

Honours

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 "A Sporting Nation". BBC. November 2005. Retrieved 28 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Belle Robertson". Scottish Sports Hall of Fame. 2002. Retrieved 28 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Award for Belle Robertson". The Herald. 29 November 1971. Retrieved 28 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Princess Royal among first women to join St Andrews". BBC Sport. 10 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>