Lothians golf mourns death of stalwart Bobby Robertson

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Lothians golf has been saddened by the death of Bobby Robertson, a well-kent face through the 14 years he served as their tournament secretary.

He had also served on both the council and management committees at Royal Musselburgh, where he was also captain.

Robertson, who also held memberships at Silverknowes, Lochend, Craigmillar Park and Kilspindie, joined the Lothians executive in 1990 and was boys and youths’ convenor for two years, followed by two years as selection convenor. In 1998, it was decided to set up a separate post of tournament secretary and Robertson filled that with the utmost professionalism. He stepped down two years ago, when he was appointed as an honorary vice president.

“Bobby was a stalwart for the Lothians, well thought of and respected by all,” said president Alistair Bisset. “He excelled as tournament secretary. He made friends with many and had an uncanny knack of putting the players at their ease.”

The funeral is on Tuesday, 2pm at Warriston Crematorium.