Peter Clayton, President
Peter is currently living in Swamp Road with his wife Bronwyn. Their children have flown the nest! Peter has been a member of Hastings Golf Club for 10 years and is hoping for more golf in the future. Peter loves the "walk in the park" at Bridge Pa.
Graeme Bell, Men's Vice President
I have been a member of the Hastings Golf Club for eight years. For many years HGC has had an enviable reputation for the quality of its golf course and facilities and I enjoy the camaraderie, friendship and banter participation in Club events offers. As a member of the Management Committee my priorities are to represent the membership, give effect to the Club’s strategic plan, promote the game of golf, enhance the golf experience for all who play on our course and through golf, seek to promote community development and involvement. I am married to Robyn. Together we have four children and three grandchildren.
Maxine Reeks, Vice President Women
Maxine has been an active playing member of the Hastings Golf Club for the past 17 years and particularly enjoys the friendship and participation that the Club provides. A lifetime in Hawke's Bay with 25 years business experience as an owner operator of a multi branch travel agency.
Ian Shears, Men's Club Captain
Ian was born in London, England and served for nine years as a Police Officer in The Metropolitan Police in central London, two years as a detective in the anti-terrorist squad. After meeting and marrying his New Zealand born wife Julie, he emigrated to New Zealand in 1976 and served as an Auckland Customs Officer for nine years before embarking on a twenty year career in the Auckland property industry. Looking for a lifestyle change about eleven years ago, they moved to Hawkes Bay after his wife was appointed Deputy Principal at Iona College and they thoroughly enjoy living in this beautiful part of the country. They have two daughters and recently have enjoyed the birth of their first grandchild. He has wide experience with serving on various committees including as Vice President at the Auckland YMCA Marathon Club and a similar role at the Havelock North Club. He is looking forward to contributing to the running of a great Golf Club.
Liz Wood, Women's Club Captain
Liz has been a member of the Hastings Golf Club for 20 years after being introduced to the game by her husband Richard. She enjoys the social side of golf but is also quietly competitive when playing. Liz would like to help all members and visitors enjoy a positive experience during their time at the Golf Club.
Gary Grootelaar, Management Committee
Gary has been playing and been involved with the game of golf for 38 years. He has a degree in Hotel Management and is also a British PGA qualified golf professional with a PGA Qualification, and a degree in golf from the University of Birmingham. Gary turned pro in 2003 and was the head teaching professional at the Royal Hague Golf & Country Club, The Netherlands for 6 years. Gary represented The Netherlands in various European team championships as well as individually. Gary was also the chairman of his club's youth/junior committee for 3 years. "I look forward to being an active part of this management team, and hope that I can bring some new and interesting ideas to the Hastings Golf Club."
Tim Southward, Management Committee
Tim joined the Management Committee in 2018 and has been a proud member of the HGC for 28 years. He retired from a banking career in late 2017 allowing more time for family, golf administration and to golf at iconic Bridge Pa. Tim holds a Masters degree in Professional Studies and is a current member of the NZ Business Mentors programme. A strong advocate of the HGC, he is committed to act in the best interests of Members. Tim & Maureen live in Taradale.
Murray McNae, Management Committee
Murray and his wife Sue joined the club in 2012 after they moved from Wellington to live in Havelock North. Murray has a background in IT, and set up his own company in 1993. While he still has a shareholding in the company, he says he is "semi-retired". He started playing golf as a teenager and loves the camaraderie of the members and the quality and park-like setting of this lovely golf course.
Lynne Roberts, Management Committee
I have been a member of the club for 18 years and been involved with rep golf for many of those years. I work in the horticultural/agricultural industry, currently as a commercial manager and have also been involved in research. I have previously been secretary of the Havelock North Tennis Club and captained the Crossman Cup Pennants Team for several years. I believe the club is in good heart at the moment. Some of the issues I would like to help with are ensuring there is a good balance of course access for members, and activities such as tournaments, that generate income for the club and increasing the number of junior golfers. I would like to see an increase in player numbers at twilight golf. I am interested in the members views on what is being done successfully and what is not and would like to work at making improvements where necessary.
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