Husband and wife Paul and Anne Hesselden enjoy nothing more than a game of golf.
But this season they may not be playing together very often. For Paul has just taken over as captain of Bradley Hall and Anne is the new lady captain at Outlane, several miles away.
Both have been active members of their clubs, having served on the committees over the years in a variety of positions.
They told the Examiner: “We are both looking forward to serving as captains of our respective clubs.
“It is an honour and a privilege to be asked, and indeed an opportunity of putting something back into the sport we both enjoy so much.
“It is important to help maintain the values and traditions of golf clubs, while making sure you embrace the future and help drive the clubs forward. This will hopefully ensure that both clubs will be flexible enough to thrive and develop.”
One thing they do have in common is their chosen charity, DEBRA, which supports people with the genetic skin blistering condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). Paul and daughter Gillian suffer from the condition, as does his 91-year-old father, Ron – a former long-standing Fixby member – who is the UK’s oldest person with EB. Bradley Hall’s lady captain has also named DEBRA as her chosen charity.
The Salendine Nook couple are now retired, but both are well known in Huddersfield. Paul was head of careers and work experience at Fartown High School for 28 years, then head of humanities at Scissett Middle School. He also played cricket for Outlane and football for Lindley.
Anne worked for 38 years as a physiotherapist in Huddersfield, and latterly as an advanced practitioner physiothereapist in rheumatology with Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust.
She also has a long association with Huddersfield Amateur Swimming Club, having been secretary and president.