Officers and Officials

Honorary Life President: Derek Holden

Derek Holden was born in Southport, educated at King George V School, and joined Hesketh Golf Club in 1950.  He became the Club’s youngest captain in 1967 and was invited to be captain again in 1985, the Club’s centenary year. He served on the Council for fifteen consecutive years, five years as Chairman, and in 1989 was honoured with Life Membership, to be followed by Honorary Life Presidency in 2006.  Having been proposed by Arnold Bentley, he was delighted when, in 1982, he was accepted for membership of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.  He was elected President of the Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs in 1997 and has served on their Executive ever since.
A keen amateur photographer, he has taken many of the photographs that record the history of the golf club, some of which are to be seen in various locations within the clubhouse. 
In 2012 he played an important role in launching a successful appeal to acquire what had become known as the Hitler Trophy, probably the most important artifact in the history of Hesketh Golf Club.

  Gentlemen's Captain: Roy A. Sinclair

A list of all our previous Gentlemen's Captains is available - Please click here.

  Ladies' Captain: Lorraine C. Mentha

Lorraine, one of four children, was born and raised in Lancashire in the small rural village of Much Hoole.  She was educated at St Oswalds Primary School, St Blessed Cuthbert Mayne High School and then Preston College. She has always been involved with sports during her school years, playing many sports. In her teens, she played football for Preston Northend Ladies FC  team (also known as Dick Kerr Ladies).

After leaving college she started her career at an accountants company where she was the Secretary to the Director, then after moved to a Solicitors Company. Later she was employed by an American owned company in Preston which manufactured printing presses for the newspaper industry where she progressed to the Directors Secretary.

She married her husband Steve in 1983 and they have been married now for 39 years. She retired when the children came along of which they have two, a boy and a girl named Lee and Natalie. They also have two grandchildren. 

After their children had left home to pursue their own careers Lorraine had more time on her hands so decided to take up golf.  First she joined as a house member when her husband Steve became Captain in 2012 and later became a full member at Hesketh Golf Club and was made most welcome by the Ladies Section.  

After a few years, Lorraine was given the opportunity to be Captain of the Friendly team for Hesketh Ladies and then as Secretary to the Ladies’ Section for which she has enjoyed both roles.

Lorraine is the fourth member of the Mentha family to be given the honour of becoming a  Captain for Hesketh Golf Club and is looking forward to her year in office. 

A list of all our previous Ladies' Captains is available -  Please click here.

  Juniors' Captain: Thea Jones

A list of all our previous Juniors' Captains is available -  Please click here.


Board of Directors:

  • Ian Garden (Chair of Board)
  • Jeff Cummins (Finance Director)
  • Peter Watson (House Premises Director)
  • Melvyn Kamel (Membership & Marketing Director)
  • Julie Scott (Handicap & Competitions Director)
  • Dave Harrison (Compliance Director)
  • Ian Clark (Green Director)
  • Meegan Switzer (Food, Beverage & Social Director)

Green Committee:

  • Ian Clark (Green Director)
  • Peter McVicar (Course Manager
  • Martin Edge (Secretary Manager)

Finance Executive:

  • Ian Garden (Chair of Board)
  • Jeff Cummins (Finance Director)
  • Peter Watson (House Premises Director)
  • Ian Clark (Green Director)
  • Martin Edge (Secretary Manager)

Membership & Marketing Committee:

  • Melvyn Kamel (Membership & Marketing Director)
  • Martin Edge (Secretary Manager)
  • Liza Smallman
  • Jon Main
  • Harry Ormesher
  • Simon Greenhalgh

Ladies' Committee:

  • Lorraine Mentha (Ladies' Captain)
  • To follow
  • To follow
  • To follow

Junior Committee:

  • Scott Astin (Professional)
  • Jane Coulthard (Club Welfare Officer)
  • Martin Edge (Secretary/Manager)
  • Thea Jones (Junior Captain)

Heritage Committee

  • Keith Hick  (Club Historian)
  • Peter Watson (House Premises Director)
  • Derek Holden (Honorary Life President)
  • Denise McInerney
  • Bradley Ormesher

Handicap Committee:

  • Julie Scott (Handicap & Competitions Director)
  • John Moss
  • Jane Coulthard
  • Angela Grugel
  • Martyn Senior

Social Committee:

  • Meegan Switzer (Food, Beverage & Social Director)
  • Roy Sinclair (Gentlemen's Captain)
  • Lorraine Mentha (Ladies' Captain)
  • Martin Edge (Secretary Manager)
  • Karen Courtney (House Manager)

The Gentlemen’s Captain, Ladies’ Captain, Chair, Finance Director and Secretary Manager are members of all committees.