Current Captains

Here you can read more about our 2021 Captains & President.



I felt privileged and proud to be asked to be HHGC Captain for 2021. I have been a full playing member since 1996 and in 2001 I was Rabbits Captain. I have also served on the General Committee previously.

My main aim during my captaincy is to implement all the new improvements we have in place, ready for our centenary year in 2022.

I’ve been married to my wife Suzanne for 45 years and we have two sons Carl and Adam. Both started as junior members at HHGC and Carl is still a member today. Adam chose to leave golf to play rugby but still loves to play the game of golf whenever he can. Adam has also provided me with 3 wonderful grandchildren who mean the world to me.

My charity this year is Friends in Deed which was formed in March 1989 of which I am a committee member. Friends in Deed are a fund-raising group who raise money to help local children and their families.



Jane joined Hanging Heaton Golf Club as a junior member, encouraged by her mum and dad who were both members for many years. She is an active member of the Club as Ladies Secretary and likes to attend as many social functions as possible.

Jane is honoured to be Lady Captain for the second time. Her aim is to promote the joys of the game of golf to ladies new to the game and increase the Ladies Section membership.

Neil Bates


Neil was late in taking up the game of golf, as a youngster his passion was fishing. From catching his first fish at the tender age of 3 Neil went on to fish in the all England Junior Finals from age 9-14. Whilst fishing brought some fantastic times, Neil wishes he had taken up golf at a younger age.

Neil has been a member of Hanging Heaton Golf Club for 11 Years and enjoys Hanging Heaton so much he wouldn’t contemplate joining any other Club. It was a great honour and privilege when Paul asked me to be his Vice Captain, especially in this, our Centenary year.

Whilst the past 2 years have been affected by the Covid Pandemic Neil is hopeful that the Rabbits League will return for the 2022 season. With such a good diversity of young and more senior Rabbit Members we can hopefully bring more silverware back to the Hanging Heaton Trophy Cabinet

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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