Current Captains

Here you can read more about our 2023 Captains & President.

Ian Kilburn


It’s fair to say I never had any aspirations of playing golf but after a couple of decades running around the rugby field in cold, wet and sloppy conditions and with age getting the better of me it was time for a change. My wife suggested I better find something else to do so I didn’t “get under her feet”.

A friend of mine had recently started to play golf so with a few cheapy clubs and a hand me down moth eaten bag, I was off hacking away around various local municipals.

After a year or so I became a member of East Bierley Golf Club, starting with a heady 24 handicap. I worked my way down over the years sneaking for a brief foray into single figures and winning a few bits and bats before returning to the 8-15’s category.

After 12 very enjoyable years I decided it was time to move on and after a brief spell at Crow Nest Park I was on the move again. 

One Sunday morning on another wonderful shopping trip to junction 32 I thought I would call in to HHGC and after wandering aimlessly around I came across a 4 ball on the 6th Tee. I politely enquired as to who to speak to and was met with a volley of raucous comments, joviality and a really welcoming banter, not to mention a few bleeps too.

I was back at dinner, proposed, seconded and played the following Saturday.

I have now entered into my 11th year at this fantastic, well organised, character and banter driven golf club that offers a real challenge and seriously competitive team ethic.

My focus will be to put in a full shift, supporting all the members, Committee and Club Teams to deliver a full competitive calendar of events.

To the membership this is a welcome to my year of Captaincy with a hope it is an enjoyable and successful calendar for all.

For all the visitors to the website who may consider coming for a round, don’t let the slope rating of 112 fool you, Hanging Heaton is a tough track, come and give it a go and see for yourselves.

Jennifer Wailes


I never wanted to play golf but when the Brownie and Guide pack that I helped run closed down, my husband Stuart thought golf should be my next hobby and the rest as they say is history.

I joined Hanging Heaton Golf Club in 1988 and became Lady Captain for the first time in 1993 and in 1994 became Ladies Competition Secretary and still continue this role today. I did take a 3 year break from the role as in 2006 I became acting Club President followed by 2 years as Club President.

I became Lady Captain for the second time in 2015 and I am very pleased to take up the role again in 2023. Hanging Heaton is a wonderful little club and I feel privileged to have been part of it for so many years.

Greg Dixon


I was a late convert to the game of golf, as a young man the game of amateur rugby league took up most of my spare time as I played for several local teams and am an avid supporter of Batley Rugby League Club.

I have been a member of Hanging Heaton Golf Club for over 9 years and thoroughly enjoy playing at what must be the friendliest club in the area.

I was very surprised and honoured to be asked by Neil to be his Vice Captain, particularly in typical Neil style it was at the very last moment but I had no hesitation in accepting the role.

After last year winning the League and gaining promotion to Division One, my main objective for the coming season is to consolidate our position within the division.

Club President Johnny Allott



Johnny has been a member of the golf club since he was a junior and is a former club professional.

He took over as President in 2019 and will continue in the role through to our centenary year in 2022.

Johnny still maintains a low handicap and competes against our best players.  He is keen to improve both the course and our club house as we progress to 2022.

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