Roger Hyder turned professional at Seaford Golf Club and after competing professionally for a few years became the senior assistant pro at Beauport Park GC, one of the busiest municipal courses in South East England at the time.
In 1990 he was headhunted by East Sussex National as its first PGA Head Professional where he worked for a north American management company whose approach to service levels, selling and marketing presented him with a huge learning curve. After working on the first European Open at East Sussex, Roger’s next role was at the brand new Nick Faldo-designed Chart Hills as Director of Golf, later as General Manager.
He then moved to work for Kosaido at Old Thorns, again as Director of Golf, turning the club and hotel around whilst working with the club president, Peter Alliss. Foxhills Golf Club then approached Roger about the position of Golf Operations Manager, which involved working for a private operator at the top end of the golf, hotel and leisure industry.
After seven years, he left to set up his own golf management company. Soon afterwards one of his clients, Canterbury Golf Club, home to a Harry Colt classic, offered him full time employment in the newly-created position of general manager in recognition of his expertise and enthusiasm for the club. Roger took up the role around four years ago and continues to push the club forward as a viable enterprise.
Roger trained as an instructor under David Leadbetter and has written many articles on the golf swing which included writing the internationally best selling golf instruction book Golf Skills. Roger was also a PGA referee working with the European Tour and LET with the highlight being an offical at the Solheim Cup.