Robert ‘Doc’ Elliott served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the New Hampshire Golf Association for 35 years beginning in 1963. During his tenure, ‘Doc’ Elliott expanded the New Hampshire Amateur Championship to include 36 holes of qualifying before seeding the 64-player match play bracket. Elliott also created the New Hampshire Senior Championship in 1972, the New Hampshire Mid-Amateur Championship in 1984, and the New Hampshire Father-Son Championship in 1990 (known today as the New Hampshire Parent-Child Championship). Today, the Robert H. Elliott New Hampshire Mid-Amateur Championship is named in his honor.
‘Doc’ Elliott was most known for being the leading authority on all things golf in New Hampshire. He was widely respected for his extensive knowledge of the rules of golf and was consulted regionally and nationally for questions on the topic. He took a “tough but fair” approach to officiating New Hampshire’s golf championships and because of that, he earned the nickname “God” amongst players. Many will tell you that when ‘Doc’ made a ruling, it was final.
Robert ‘Doc’ Elliott was a longtime member at Manchester Country Club where his family still belongs today.