Buddy Moore

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Moore first played golf as a 12-year-old in 1952 at Anniston Municipal Golf Course and never grew tired of the game. He was a member of the Anniston High School golf team for two years before graduating in 1957. He played frequently as an amateur after high school and in 1969 finished second in the Calhoun County Golf Tournament. A few weeks later, Moore was hired as club professional and course manager at Anniston Municipal, the site of his first golfing experience. He held that position for 40 years until injuries suffered in an automobile accident forced him to retire in 2009. Anniston Municipal was known as ‘Goat Hill’ when Moore first played it, more rocks and dirt than grass. Moore worked tirelessly to improve playing conditions at the course. Over time, his labor turned ‘Goat Hill’ into ‘The Hill’, the nickname by which it is now known. Moore earned his Professional Golf Association (PGA) Class A membership in 1973 and served as an officer in the Alabama PGA chapter for several years. In 1998, he was recognized by the PGA’s Dixie Section for 25 years of membership and became a PGA life member in 2005. His greatest legacy was the encouragement he gave young players. A few years after taking over at Anniston Municipal, Moore started the Calhoun County Junior Golf Tournament. He also volunteered as the golf coach at Anniston High for about 15 years. From 1970 through 2005, Moore was the organizational force behind the Calhoun County Golf Championship. In 2006, he shot his age, 67, at Anniston Municipal. Moore died in 2011 at age 71.