Roger Hyder has been occupying the position of general manager at Canterbury since April this year after being employed as club consultant for the previous 2½ years.
He has been involved in golf all his working life, first as a playing professional before being appointed head club professional at East Sussex National Golf Club.
After three years there, he took up a similar role at Chart Hills and, within a year, was promoted to director of golf and then to general manager.
During his time at Chart Hills, the club was selected to host both European Tour and Ladies' European Tour events and won numerous awards, the most notable being Golf Venue of the Year for 1998.
Roger went on to play a prominent role in the sale of Chart Hills by its Saudi Arabian owners to businessman Paul Gibbons.
In August 2002, he moved to the Japanese-owned Old Thorns golf, hotel and spa resort as director of golf.
Two years later, Roger's reputation for revenue generation, innovative management and profile enhancement attracted the interest of the owners of the prestigious Foxhills Golf and Spa Resort who invited him to become head of golf operations.
In August 2012, Roger decided to move into golf consultancy, working for a number of companies, among them Playgolf, Club Inc, Access Utilities and the Pin High Group.
He was appointed consultant to Canterbury Golf Club in November 2013 and helped to improve profit margins and create the financial stability that was needed to meet the mortgage requirements after the club purchased the land on which the course stands.
A fellow of the Professional Golfers’ Association, Roger is also a qualified tournament referee, officiating at the 2000 Solheim Cup at Loch Lomond, and author of a golf skills instruction book.
Aged 50, Roger is married with two grown-up sons and lives in Hastings.