Selkirk club mourns popular golfer
SELKIRK lost one of its finest and most popular sportsmen on Saturday night with the sad and sudden death of Micky Robertson. He was 45 and it is understood he suffered a heart attack.
Earlier that day, Micky had played in the opening round of the Championship qualifying competition over his beloved Hill course at Selkirk Golf Club where his father Kenny was captain in 1986/87.
The club flag was hung at half-mast on Sunday and will remain so until Micky’s funeral at the Borders Crematorium, Melrose, on Wednesday at 1pm.
A hugely talented golfer with an enviable short game, Micky was currently playing off a handicap of plus one and was thus one of the favourites to lift the Club Championship, which he had won three times before – in 2000, 2007 and 2008.
Although fiercely competitive at whatever he turned his hand to (he was also an accomplished pool player), Micky was known for his personable nature.
“Not only was he a fine golfer, but he was also fine company on the golf course,” observed Selkirk Golf Club press secretary Alan McGhee.
“Although a low handicapper, he had none of the golfing snobbery that sometimes goes with that status and he had lots of time for his fellow players, regardless of their abilities.
“He will be missed not just during the championship, but for many years to come.”
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Saturday 25 May 2013
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