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All-rounder Doug relishing new role

By Geoff Garnett

DOUG Craig has been appointed the new captain of the Manchester and District Golf Alliance.

He has a rich history in golf and sport to bring to his new role as he looks forward to a busy year with the biggest golf organisation of its kind in the country.

Doug, whose lowest handicap was five, has been involved in golf for six decades having been a member of Flixton for 33 years and now at Dayhulme Park for the past 27 years.

In the past he has competed at a representative level in athletics, hockey, golf and table tennis.

For more than 30 years he served as a member of the Balfour and Houldsworth Committee and is a past chairman, past president and past honorary secretary of the organisation. Doug said: “For the past five years I have been the honorary secretary of the MDGA, which I found to be very interesting and enjoyable and it is a role in which I have made many new friends at clubs throughout the North West.

“The MDGA continues to grow and thrive and is in very good hands and I hope many more golf clubs and golfers will take part and enjoy future competitions.

“To be the MDGA captain is an honour for my golf club and myself and I look forward to representing it at various events and functions and to try to uphold the high standards set by my predecessors.

“I also look forward to playing with the professionals and amateurs in this season’s busy MDGA programme.”

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Pictured is Doug Craig, right, being welcomed into office by MDGA president John Dowd.