Belle ROBERTSON



Date of Birth - 1936

Place of Birth -

Turned Pro -


Robertson won the British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship in 1981 and

 the Scottish Ladies Close Amateur Golf Championship seven, times as

New Zealand Championship in 1971. She was one of the first golfers to

 realise that keeping fit was important in order to play the game. She

 understood that general exercise, and simple bending and stretching

 could improve her performance. Robertson had an unorthodox swing

 but her putting ability and powerful striking of the ball made her a

 fearsome opponent. Robertson helped Great Britain to win the Curtis

 Cup in 1986. She had been on the runners-up side eight times before this

 victory.

She went on to record no fewer than seven Scottish title wins (in 1965, '66,

 '71, '72, '78, '80 and '86) surpassing Valentine's haul of six.

Having twice lost in the final (in 1965 and1970) Robertson went some way

 to emulating Anderson's achievement when she won the British Ladies

 title in 1981 at The Conwy course in Caernarvonshire. The final against

 Wilma Aitken was a tight affair with Belle finally emerging as the victor at

 the second extra hole.

Her stroke play record was even more impressive as she lifted the Ladies

 British Amateur championship on three occasions, in 1971 and '72 and

 then again, after a thirteen year gap, at Formby in 1985. She also won

 the Scottish Ladies Stroke Play title three times; the last success in 1986

 marked her as the oldest ever winner at the age of 50.


ACHIEVEMENTS


Curtis Cup


    British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship  1981

    

Mizuno wedge used by Belle Robertson when she won the

British Ladies Amateur Championship in 1981

‘The Woman Golfer - A Lifetime of Golfing Success’

written by Belle Robertson