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Current Captains

Here you can read more about our 2024 Captains & President.

Michael Gordon


Michael joined Hanging Heaton Golf Club because of the extremely welcoming and friendly atmosphere. He has not regretted that decision for one moment and feels privileged to have been selected by as the Club Captain for 2024. His aim this year is to continue the excellent work of the previous Captains to make the Club the very best it can be and the best place to play golf in West Yorkshire.

Michael and his vice-Captain, Tim Hetherington, will work closely with the new Club President, Committee members, fellow Captains, and the new Club Professional to ensure golf at Hanging Heaton remains enjoyable and rewarding.

In recent years the Greens Team, Greens Committee and a team of loyal and dedicated volunteers have worked hard to improve the course and we are starting to see the fruits of all their hard work and professionalism, which he and Tim will work hard to support.

In addition, he will actively support the House Committee who have continued to make positive changes to the Clubhouse and Member facilities, and the Social Committee who have continued to produce a brilliant Social Calendar, which together ensures that the Club continues to be a place that is not only a great place to play golf, but also a great place to enjoy socially.

It is this harmony between a great place to play golf and a great place to socialise that will form the backbone to the Club’s ambitions to increase ladies, junior, and general membership. Michael and Tim will work hard to support the ongoing work of the Recruitment and Retention Committee to ensure that Hanging Heaton continues its proud 102-year history for generations to come.

Michael’s charity for 2024 is in support of Breast Cancer research and he hopes all Members and Guests will support his ambition to raise money for this wonderful and essential cause.

Julie Oates


After having a really enjoyable year as Lady Captain in 2018 I was more than happy to accept the role again for the second time for the 2024 when Jennifer asked me

I am hoping to have another successful year supporting and hopefully growing the Ladies Section and especially looking forward to retaining the Rabbits v Ladies Trophy in the Summer


Kevin Rhodes


I started playing golf later on in life when I was around 45 following a trip to a driving range whilst on a works training course.

My other sporting interests are Rugby League and any form of Motor Racing, I also volunteer to play the role of a certain person in December which keeps me very busy.

I have been a member of Hanging Heaton Golf Club, known as one of the friendliest clubs in Yorkshire since 2006 and was honoured to to be asked by Greg to be his Vice-Captain in 2022

2023 proved to be a very good year for the Rabbits which meant quite a lot of speeches from Greg, mostly consisting of ” and now over to Kev”, however, a great year and a great team effort from all involved.

With rather large boots to fill following the success of the Rabbits Team in the last couple of years, with the continued support of the Rabbits new and old we will look to consolidate our position within the league once again.

Gary Sifleet


Gary has been a member of Hanging Heaton Golf Club since 1993 when he fell in love with the game of golf. During his 31 years at the club he has seen many people come and go and has many positive memories at the club where he has been actively involved and has watched the club go from strength to strength.

Gary’s roles and responsibilities over the years have included being Rabbit’s Captain in both 2001 and 2004, Rabbit’s President on 3 occasions and Club Captain in 2011. It’s clear to see that Gary loves Hanging Heaton Golf Club and all it stands for.

Gary is a mid-range golfer and says what he lacks in ability on the golf course is more than made up with his passion for making a positive difference at the Golf Club. His priorities whilst in his role were made clear at the 2024 AGM those being:

To continue on the trajectory of course development and improvements, previously actively promoted by our immediate Past President Johnny.

 To seek to increase membership of the Club, particularly in underrepresented groups, in particular Juniors, Female Golfers and the 16-24 Year old categories

Increase our Social activity and open up the Social Environment for all to engage with HHGC and see it go from strength to strength

Gary feels proud and honoured to be nominated for this role and will give everything he can, along with the very hard working Committee and a membership that is second to none, to continue to develop on all the hard work that has gone before him.

One presentation evening a member of the Halifax, Huddersfield & District Golf Union commented “I don’t know what you have here, but it’s something very special, you just feel it” long may this continue as we welcome everybody in to this wonderful Club, feel free to come and join us.

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