Robbins in 1958
|Full name||Clarence Hillman Robbins, Jr.|
|Born||April 22, 1932|
|Died||November 6, 1981(aged 49)|
|College||Memphis State College|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T17: 1956|
|U.S. Open||CUT: 1952, 1953, 1959|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
Robbins was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He was the son of Hillman Robbins, Sr., a clerk at the Square-D liquor store, also located in Memphis, who was shot to death by paranoid lawyer Glenn Nash on December 6, 1966.
He played college golf at Memphis State College where he won the NCAA Championship in 1954. In 1957, while on leave from duty in the Air Force, he won the U.S. Amateur at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, beating Bud Taylor, 5 & 4. He won several other amateur tournaments and played on the 1957 Walker Cup team.
Robbins turned professional in 1958 but did not enjoy as much success as he had as an amateur. He served as the club professional at Galloway Golf Course in Memphis from 1966 until his death in 1981.
Robbins was inducted into the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame in 1995.
U.S. national team appearancesEdit
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- Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 161–2. ISBN 0-87000-225-2.
- Pulle, Matt (September 6, 2002). "The Fugitive". Memphis Flyer.
- "1957 U.S. Amateur". Retrieved October 31, 2012.
- "Hillman Robbins profile at the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame". Retrieved October 31, 2012.
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