STRI’s former Chairman, Roger Robinson, has accepted a position of Life Vice-President of the STRI, offered in recognition of his valuable contributions both as a member and as Chairman of STRI’s Executive Committee.
Roger became a member of the committee in 1986, then known as the STRI Board of Management and Executive Committee, as a representative of the R&A. In 1992 he was elected as Vice Chairman, becoming Chairman in 1995, working closely with Dr Mike Canaway who had been appointed to the new position of Chief Executive. Roger retired as Chairman in September 2001, having supported for over 12 months Dr Gordon McKillop, STRI’s current Chief Executive, whose appointment he oversaw in June 2000.
Roger’s experience and connections with the golfing world extend far beyond the STRI including both the R&A and BIGGA.
As a member of the R&A, Roger was asked to serve on The Championship Rules of Golf Committee, The Council of National Golf Unions and currently The Membership Committee. It was as an R&A representative that he became actively involved in the formation of BIGGA in 1987 and sat on their board of Trustees until 1996.
Not all of Roger’s activities have been connected with the “political” world of golf. His personal love of the game is evident at his club, The Royal Liverpool Golf Club where he was Captain in 1982. In 1952/53 he was an Oxford Blue and later played many times for Cheshire becoming President of the Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs in 1987.
Acceptance of this position will enable Roger to stay in touch with developments at STRI even though he has officially retired.