Shock death of former Forest of Dean Golf Club owner Edward Ludlam
THE sudden death of 'larger than life' former Forest of Dean Golf Club owner Edward Ludlam has left friends and colleagues in shock.
Mr Ludlam was 59 when he died on October 17 in Blackpool, where he moved with his wife Jayne and three daughters Heather, Maria and Sophie two years ago.
An inquest has been opened and adjourned there.
Benn Jackson, general manager of the Bells Hotel, which joins the golf course, was a friend and colleague of Mr Ludlam.
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"He was larger than life," he said.
"He had a heart of gold and would do anything for you.
"He was very focused but he was also the life and soul of the party and will be very warmly remembered."
Mr Jackson added: "All the players, everyone who knew him, is just in shock about it."
Edward helped run the golf club, founded after his father and course founder Henry, died in 1991.
He and sister Kathleen took full control a few years later before selling to Harry Kear in 2004.
Edward was also a club captain in his time there and president for 19 years.
He was a popular member of the golfing community in the Forest of Dean.
Members of nearby Forest Hills golf club in Mile End Road, Coleford were also mourning the loss, saying he was 'a well known and popular figure' on the Gloucestershire golfing circuit.