Belle Robertson, MBE

(B.1936)
Golf
Inducted in 2002

Belle Robertson won the British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship in 1981 and the Scottish Ladies Close Amateur Golf Championship seven times, as well as winning the British Stroke Play Championships three times and the 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.

Belle Robertson, MBE