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Enmore Park Captain Alan Hurford presents the Exmoor Stag Trophy to Kevin Budd

Hurford takes the reins at Enmore Park

ALAN Hurford, a familiar face on the local sporting scene, is the new president at Enmore Park Golf Club and will remain in post for the next two years.

Hurford is best known for his prowess on the football field where apart from a short spell at Taunton and a season at Frome he spent his career playing mostly as a centre back for Bridgwater Town.

He said: “I joined Bridgwater Town as a player in 1969-70 and have remained involved ever since, taking over as manager in 1985 by which time we had moved to the new ground.

“We had a good run in the FA Cup in 1971-2 before we lost to Reading at the Castle Field and won the Western League championship back in 1980-81.”

George Best

Hurford once played against the legendary George Best in a ‘survival special’ game in March 1983 which was one of the final matches played at the club’s old ground.

He added: “I started playing golf at Enmore in the late 1980s, towards the end of my footballing days, and have played pretty regularly. I was club captain in 2003-4.

“We are really lucky to have a course like Enmore so close to Bridgwater. Its one of the best parkland courses around, and you struggle to find one that is better in terms of its layout.

“The continuing work on the course over the years has made great improvements, and we are now looking forward to enjoying the benefits of the work that has been on the greens over this winter.”

Meanwhile Craig Cook, who plays off a handicap of one, and 10 handicapper Fred Henderson won the Pro Shop 4BBB Stableford on Saturday with 45 points.

Ian Edwards (17) and Chris Grimshaw (16) were second with 43, one head of third placed Ryan Brewer (0) and Sean Jones (10).

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