Big Al in good form

ALLAN Hunter, Ipswich Town's central defender who starred for Town in the 1978 FA Cup final victory over Arsenal, shone on the golf course at Waldringfield Heath yesterday.

ALLAN Hunter, Ipswich Town's central defender who starred for Town in the 1978 FA Cup final victory over Arsenal, shone on the golf course at Waldringfield Heath yesterday.

The former Northern Ireland captain was in the winning team in the inaugural Ipswich Town Former Players' Association Golf Day. Hunter contributed five net birdies to help his side to a two-shot success.

The runners-up included Charlie Woods, the Newcastle United chief scout, whose team included longest drive winner Kelvin Davies of Waldringfield Heath.

The third-placed team, seven shots behind the winners, included Simon Milton who is a member at Thetford Golf Club.


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Bryan Hamilton, whose association with Ipswich Town has been both as a player and twice as a coach, won a prize for nearest the pin at the ninth hole, a par three of 178 yards. The other nearest-the-pin winner was Robby Peake.

Other former players taking part included former England captain Mick Mills, Jason Dozzell who left Ipswich to join Tottenham, Mick Lambert, Tony Humes, Bryan Klug and Trevor Smith.

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The weather was breezy, the gorse was in full bloom and the greens in excellent condition.

Rex Osman, a former Derby County player and father of Russell Osman of Ipswich Town and England, organised the event. He said: "We always had a regular annual golf day for the former Derby County players so it's nice to get this one off the ground at Ipswich. I am sure it will grow."

Prizewinners

88 pts: A Hunter, K Keeble, C D Harper and A Peake.

86: C Woods, G Holmes, K Davies and S Richal.

81: S Milton, C Calver, K Calver and M Calver.

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