fbpx
Walker Cup captain

Dean Robertson named new GB&I Walker Cup captain

The highly regarded coach will take charge of the team seeking to win the trophy back from the USA at Cypress Point in 2025

 

Great Britain & Ireland have a new Walker Cup captain. Dean Robertson has been appointed skipper for the 50th match at Cypress Point in September next year.

The 53-year-old succeeds fellow Scotsman Stuart Wilson in the role and the University of Stirling’s High Performance Golf Coach will bring a wealth of experience.

Robertson played in the Walker Cup in 1993, as part of the team that lost 19-5 in Minnesota, and acted as Head Coach of the European Arnold Palmer Cup team in 2009.

He begins his two-year term by captaining GB&I against the Continent of Europe in the St Andrews Trophy at Royal Porthcawl in July.

“To have represented Great Britain and Ireland in the St Andrews Trophy and the Walker Cup was the pinnacle of my amateur career and an incredible privilege,” said Robertson.

Walker Cup captain

Walker Cup captaincy is honour ‘I could not have imagined’

“Now to have the honour of captaining Great Britain and Ireland is something I could not have imagined but it is one that I am thrilled about. I very much look forward to working closely with the players for the matches ahead with an important focus on being well prepared and playing to win.”

Robertson enjoyed a notable amateur career, winning the Scottish Youths, Scottish Amateur Stroke Play and Scottish Amateur championships. A student at Midland College in Texas, he was part of the victorious GB&I side in the St Andrews Trophy at Royal Cinque Ports in 1992 before his Walker Cup appearance a year later.

The USA ran out comfortable winners at Interlachen Country Club, but Robertson, who featured in the same team as three-time major champion Pádraig Harrington, did enjoy a singles victory over Jay Sigel.

He joined the pro ranks the following year and won the Italian Open on the European Tour in 1999 and the Scottish PGA Championship in 2006. He represented Scotland at the World Cup in 1999 and 2001.

Robertson has become a highly regarded coach on the amateur scene and currently works with Louise Duncan, the 2021 Women’s Amateur Championship, who is now a promising professional.

Now have your say

What do you think of Dean Robertson’s appointment as Walker Cup captain? Let me know your thoughts with a comment on X.

Picture courtesy of The R&A

Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll

A journalist for 25 years, Steve has been immersed in club golf for almost as long. A former club captain, he has passed the Level 3 Rules of Golf exam with distinction having attended the R&A's prestigious Tournament Administrators and Referees Seminar.

Steve has officiated at a host of high-profile tournaments, including Open Regional Qualifying, PGA Fourball Championship, English Men's Senior Amateur, and the North of England Amateur Championship. In 2023, he made his international debut as part of the team that refereed England vs Switzerland U16 girls.

A part of NCG's Top 100s panel, Steve has a particular love of links golf and is frantically trying to restore his single-figure handicap. He currently floats at around 11.

Steve plays at Close House, in Newcastle, and York GC, where he is a member of the club's matches and competitions committee and referees the annual 36-hole scratch York Rose Bowl.

Having studied history at Newcastle University, he became a journalist having passed his NTCJ exams at Darlington College of Technology.

What's in Steve's bag: TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver, 3-wood, and hybrids; TaylorMade Stealth 2 irons; TaylorMade Hi-Toe, Ping ChipR, Sik Putter.

Latest Posts

Mark Wahlberg

News

‘These are gym socks, man!’ Hollywood A-Lister falls foul of golf club dress code

By

Read full article about ‘These are gym socks, man!’ Hollywood A-Lister falls foul of golf club dress code
faldo futures series

News

Can the Faldo Futures fuel a new passion for golf?

By

Read full article about Can the Faldo Futures fuel a new passion for golf?
fortrose & rosemarkie

News

This historic Scottish club really needs your help

By

Read full article about This historic Scottish club really needs your help
seaton carew junior membership

News

This club has ditched membership fees for all kids

By

Read full article about This club has ditched membership fees for all kids
England Golf Awards

News

Heroes of the club game celebrated at historic England Golf Awards

By

Read full article about Heroes of the club game celebrated at historic England Golf Awards
visitor golf green fees

News

How much did your club pull in from visitor green fees?

By

Read full article about How much did your club pull in from visitor green fees?
golf without course

News

How much? Nearly half of golfers say they’re paying more than £1,000 for club membership

By

Read full article about How much? Nearly half of golfers say they’re paying more than £1,000 for club membership
carus geen golf club

News

This 93-year-old must have set a club golf record!

By

Read full article about This 93-year-old must have set a club golf record!
daylight saving time

News

A sport for the retired? New research shows golfers aren’t as old as you might think

By

Read full article about A sport for the retired? New research shows golfers aren’t as old as you might think