Knole Park Golf Club

Meet the Team


John Somerville-Hendrie


I attended Durham University and completed a degree in Sport, Health & Exercise along with representing the 1st XI Cricket team.

After graduating I embarked on a career in the sports industry with the International Management Group founded by sports agent Mark McCormack.

I travelled and experienced Golf in different countries including Dubai before settling in Berkshire and accepting the role as Assistant Manager with Mill Ride Golf Club.

After 10 years a relocation to Kent led me to Knole Park Golf Club where I accepted the position of Operations Manager before being given the opportunity as Club Secretary.

My current handicap is 11 and I have a keen interest in most sports. I'm newly married and enjoy spending my spare time with family.

I joined as Assistant Secretary over ten years ago,  after working in the City in the 80’s & 90’s , followed by a very happy ten-year spell as a teacher at Dorton House School for the Blind.

The Office is a busy place, no day is ever the same . One of my current extra roles is that of Junior Organiser , a role that I have wanted to get involved with  for some time, as I have been both a Scout leader and Sunday School teacher locally in Chiddingstone in the past.

I have been married for 35 years and have two sons, aged 23 and 21

I am very keen on live music , and play the drums in a Punk band in my spare time

Just about manage to play off 8 , playing a couple of times a month, usually with my dog Billy

Tim Ewer

Assistant Secretary

Cathy Reid-Dick

Office Administrator

I gained an NCH in sports turf at College and s tarted greenkeeping at 17 as an apprentice at a club in Suffolk. 

After 3 years I moved t o Royal Norwich golf club as an assistant greenkeeper.

From Royal Norwich I gained an internship to work in America for 18 months working at Scioto Country Club and worked the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village, Ohio.

On my return to the UK I enrolled and passed my Foundation Degree at Myerscough college.

After six months working at The Wisley as an assistant greenkeeper, I soon became 1st assistant and later promoted to Deputy Head greenkeeper and was finally Head Greenkeeper in 2011

From The Wisley I gained further experience at Tandridge Golf Club & Malden Golf Club before being a ppointed Head greenkeeper at Knole Park Golf Club in 2019.

Kris Durrant

Head Greenkeeper

Kris Durrant

Head Greenkeeper

Mark Tanner

Head Chef

Nathan Walter

Head Bar Steward

Tito Triana

Competition Secretary

I started as a PGA Professional and have spent the last 10 years in a veriety of roles within the golf industry. Beginning my career at Dale Hill Hotel & Golf Club as an Assistant Professional I soon moved up the ranks to Head Professional at St Augustines Golf Club in Kent.

From there I joined a local club, North Foreland Golf Club, as a Teaching Professional but really found my calling once moving to Nizels Golf & Country Club as the Golf Operations Manager.

After four years I joined the team, here at Knole Park as Club Operations Manager, overseeing Club Competitions and our Food & Beverage department.

I'm especially excited about my most recent role as a new father even if it cuts in my time gardening. 

"We have endeavoured to lay out an interesting 18 holes, some quite remarkably so and we think we have succeeded."

J. F. Abercromby, Course Architect
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