Roger Hyder has been involved in golf all his working life, initially as a playing professional before being appointed head club professional at East Sussex National Golf Club.
After three years, he took up a similar position at Chart Hills and within a year was promoted to director of golf and then to general manager.
While 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.
In August 2002, Roger moved to Old Thorns golf, hotel and spa resort as director of golf and, two years later, his 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.
After eight years at Foxhills, Roger decided to move into golf consultancy, working with a number of companies before becoming consultant to Canterbury Golf Club in November 2013. He immediately 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. Then, in April 2016, Roger was appointed the club's general manager.
A fellow of the Professional Golfers’ Association, he is also a qualified tournament referee and officiated at the 2000 Solheim Cup at Loch Lomond.
Roger is married with two grown-up sons and lives in Hastings.
ADMINISTRATOR: Fran Fearn
Fran has been working in the club office for two years, having been a playing member at the club since April 2012.
She first took up golf 25 years ago, has a handicap of 17 and in 2019 became the Ladies Captain at Canterbury Golf Club.
A qualified bookkeeper, Fran was educated in East Kent, is married with a grown-up daughter and son and lives in Birchington.
Her areas of expertise are general administration and finances.
OFFICE AND ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT