SENIORS CAPTAIN: Bryan Jobling
Whilst Bryan wasn’t born in the north east he grew up in Hartlepool so he is officially classified as a monkey hanger. His work brought him and his wife Christine down to Manchester in the late seventies, however his career took them overseas to Africa, the Middle East and Norway where their daughter was born. After finally settling down in the eighties he completed his working life in engineering before his retirement two years ago, once again travelling extensively overseas, this time to Europe, the Far East and India, a place he is fascinated by.
Even though not a golfer herself Christine encourages her husband to play as much as possible!!
He has been a member at Hazel Grove for eight years and whilst he plays off a handicap of 12 does not consider him self to be a good golfer just one who has a good round once a year.
SENIORS VICE CAPTAIN: Geoff Leah
Born and Bred in Hyde. Married to Angela who is also happy to be a non golfer. I have two sons and five grandchildren.
I have enjoyed playing sports including Football, Crown green bowls, Cricket, badminton and tennis.
Recently retired from Astazeneca after 16 years employed as a Process Technician.
Enjoying playing my first year in the winter league consider myself fortunate in having a good partner. Also recently joined the working party who do a fantastic job carrying out all types of work to improve the club.
SENIORS SECRETARY: Jim Fox
Jim grew up in Durham, eventually coming to Cheshire in the early 1960s and is now enjoying retirement. He joined Hazel Grove Golf Club as a Senior in 1999, becoming Senior’s Captain in 2005. He has always been an active member of the club and is married to Mary who is also a member of Hazel Grove.
Jim was elected Seniors Secretary in 2012, and manages the day to day organisation of the Seniors Section Social Activities and Inter-club matches. He now plays off a handicap of 15.
SENIORS TREASURER: John Blakemore
John was born in Cardiff, South Wales and, after a “lifetime” in banking, retired in 1998 having worked in Blackpool, St Annes on Sea, Newcastle upon Tyne, Preston, Manchester, Middleton, Newcastle under Lyme, Stretford & Manchester again. He is married to Pauline who is happy to be a non-golfer! They have a son and daughter and three grandchildren ranging from 5 years to 21 years.
John joined Hazel Grove Golf Club in 1996 and served as Seniors Captain in 2006 and Club President in 2012. He served on the Centenary Committee for 4 years and is usually around on a Thursday volunteering his time with the “Working Party”.
John is also the Seniors Opens’ Organiser for the 2 HGGC Annual Seniors Opens