Belle Robertson M.B.E.
It is with great pleasure that we learn of Belle Robertson’s invitation to become an Honorary Member of the R& A. This indeed is a huge honour for Belle.
We, at Douglas Park, would like to add our congratulations, Club Captain Alistair Beattie has already sent a congratulatory letter on our behalf, and I hope this little article below will give you an insight into Belle’s illustrious golfing career.
A golfing legend, not just in Scotland, but wherever the amateur game is played, her career spanned four decades, reaching a fitting climax in 1986 when she played her part in Great Britain and Ireland’s historic win over the Americans in the Curtis Cup.
Her early golf began at Dunaverty and Macrihanish Golf Clubs, but an introductory game at Douglas Park with member Joan Weston started her connection with our club.
Belle won so many championships, it is hard to record them all. Suffice to say that she was Scottish Champion no less than seven times, played in the Curtis Cup Team several times plus being the non-playing captain twice. Four times Scottish Sportswoman of the year and victorious in many other competitions including the Sunningdale Open Foursomes, British Stroke –Play Championship (thrice), the Helen Holm trophy (thrice), the Roehampton Gold Cup(thrice) ,etc.,etc…!
Belle has had a number of playing associations with Douglas Park, one notable occasion was when she was coached here by our then professional, David Scott, on the day before the Scottish Ladies Close Amateur Championship at Carnoustie in 1980. She went on to win the title!
With grateful thanks to Belle Robertson and Douglas Park Centenary Book for information.
Lady Captain March ‘15