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Belle Robertson

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Name  Belle Robertson

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

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Career

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

Robertson represented Great Britain and Ireland on nine occasions in the Curtis Cup (1960, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1982, 1986). She was a non-playing captain in 1974 and 1976. 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.

Notable wins

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

    Amateur

  • Curtis Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1960, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974 (non-playing captain), 1976 (non-playing captain), 1982, 1986 (winners)
  • Vagliano Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1963 (winners), 1967 (captain), 1969, 1971 (winners), 1981, 1985 (winners)
  • Honours

  • Appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to golf.
  • Voted "Scottish Sportswoman of the Year" four times.
  • Voted "Women Golfer of the Year" three times.
  • Inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.
  • Became one of the first female members of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in February 2015.
  • References

    Belle Robertson Wikipedia