Leslie John Hayne was born in Scone, New
South Wales, Australia in 1945.
Armidale Teachers College and gained his
Diploma in Teaching in 1964 and received a
college Sports Blue for his contributions to
sports administration. Doug taught in many
western Sydney Schools - Kingswood South
P.S., Tregear P.S., Smithfield P.S., Penrith
P.S., Wallacia P.S., Wilmott P.S. He became
principal of Wallacia Public School before
retirement in 1992.
1970's Doug became Sports Organiser for Met
West with the Department of Education and
Training, a position he held for five years.
sporting career started while still in his
early teens with tennis. At the age of 13 he
partnered Tony Roach in doubles and they
surprised the tennis world with their
success. During his mid teens Doug was an
Australian ranked junior tennis player. By
the time he was eighteen knee problems
virtually forced Doug out of tennis and he
has only played intermittently as an adult.
Doug took up
golf in his mid-twenties and reduced his
handicap to 4 in the early
administrator Doug has had great experience.
He served on the Board of Directors of
Wallacia Golf Club for over 19 years in all
positions - President, Vice-President,
Captain, Vice-Captain, Treasurer and
Doug is well
known for his democratic style of
administration that gives those to whom he
administrates the right to be equal partners
in the decision making process.
currently the Honorary Secretary for the
Nepean Golf Association which he has served
for 16 years. In 2000 Doug was honoured by
the NSW Golf Association to receive the
Bi-centenary Sports Medal for service to the
sport of Golf. In 2001 Doug received Life
Membership of the Nepean Golf Association for
his services to that organisation for over
presently the Secretary for Nepean Valley
Sports Foundation and Vice President of the
NSW Rose Society..
Doug is a
former General Manager of the Western
Week-ender and continues writing for various
newspapers. He is also a former Sports
Director and Station Director of radio
station WOW FM. At present he is a sports
commentator for Air FM.
married to Glynis a former Miss South Africa
and he lives at Emu Plains.