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A. L. (Lex) Robson

This Scottish-born golfer left his imprint in Canadian golfing history, and also on the Peterborough sports community. Many local golfers owe their early knowledge of how to play the game to Lex Robson.

He was Canadian Match Play champion and winner of the Millar Trophy on six occasions during the 1930s — 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936 and 1939 — and runner-up also in 1943.

He was the Canadian Professional Golf Association champion in 1933, and runner-up in 1934. The next season, 1935, Robson won the Ontario Open. It seemed a just reward as he had on three previous occasions finished in the runner-up position; those came in 1927, 1930 and 1934. He was also second in the Quebec Open of 1933.

Lex Robson became head professional of the Kawartha Golf & Country Club in 1940 and he remained in that position 25 years, wrapping it up in 1964. His teachings benefitted many local fairway followers. He was respected, and well liked in the golf community.

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