Legends of Alberta Golf – Sandy Robertson

Each year the Legends Golf Course honours an Albertan that has made significant contributions to golf in Alberta. The second inductee into the Legends of Alberta Golf is Sandy Robertson.  Alexander (Sandy) Robertson came to Canada from Scotland ending up in the growing city of Edmonton, Alberta.  He joined the Canadian PGA in 1958 as an Assistant Professional at the Mayfair G&CC and a short time later in 1962, he become the Head Professional at the Riverside Golf Course where he remained for eighteen years.  In 1979, he moved to the Glendale Golf and Country Club in Northwest Edmonton, where he stayed for another sixteen years. While Sandy is a well respected player, twice winning the Alberta Assistants’ Championship in the 1970s, he also is known for his leadership within the Professional Golf Association.  As the Association’s first President in 1964,the Alberta PGA officially became a Zone body representative of the Canadian PGA. Sandy spearheaded the province’s education program and was instrumental in establishing the annual Merchandising Trade Show in Alberta which continues to this day. In 2003, Sandy was unanimously selected by the Alberta PGA Board of Directors as the inaugural recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Association Builder Category. More information about Sandy can be found  on the PGA website.