Robert Gibson (75) beats his age at Lanark Golf Club

DESPITE his advancing years there's no sign of Robert Gibson slowing down on the golf course.

Described by members as a legend at Lanark Golf Club the 75-year-old recently shot a scratch 74, beating his age for the fourth successive year.

For a man who grow up on the golf course the game is still a passion for Robert.

He said: "I still enjoy it and play at least twice a week. If I didn't there is no way I would still be playing. I grew up on this course because my father was the green keeper for 38 years.

"When I was younger almost everyone played football but when I came home from school I always seemed to have a golf club in my hand.

"All of my brothers played the game as well and myself and my brother Eddie played for Scotland Boys, which was special. I also played for the RAF when I was doing my national service."

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