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, was appointed head of golf operations at the prestigious Foxhills Golf and Spa Resort.
After eight years at Foxhills, Roger decided to move into golf consultancy, working with a number of companies and clubs before becoming consultant to Canterbury Golf Club in November 2013. He initiated a marked improvement in profit margins and helped create the financial stability that was needed to meet the mortgage requirements after the club purchased the land on which the course stands. In April 2016, Roger was appointed the club's general manager.
A fellow of the PGA, 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.
London-born Jo decided on a complete career change midway through 2018 when she ended more than 30 years in retail to join the club’s admin staff.
Born and raised in Camberwell, Jo went straight from school into retail work, eventually embarking on a 20-year career with Sainsbury’s.
In 2006, she and husband Paul moved away from the capital to be by the sea and they, along with their children, Daniel and Keeley, moved to Whitstable.
Jo continued to work for Sainsbury’s as departmental manager until June 2018 when she opted for something completely different and applied to become the golf club’s full-time office assistant.