Rob Wakely’s retirement

Joining Marlborough College in 1978, pupils have benefitted from the coaching of Rackets Professional Rob Wakely (CR 1978-2023) enormously. Rob has coached no fewer than four world champions including the Old Marlburian pair of Guy Barker (B3 1988-93) and Ali Robinson (PR 1983-88), who are the only Public Schools winning pair in history to go on and win major championships together including the World Championship.

Following the news of his retirement, Rob has asked us to send a huge thank you to all those who contributed to his wonderful new golf clubs and has sent us a picture of himself and the clubs at Sunningdale with Guy Barker and Ali Robinson.  He’d be delighted to hear from OMs and can be contacted at