Meet the Team


Tony Howarth

Golf Academy Director

Name: Tony

Role: Scarthingwell Golf Course Academy Director

Info: Tony Howarth, 2004 Sinclair Award Winner and Academy Director at Scarthingwell Golf Academy, has over 25 years PGA experience and has taught all levels of golfers. This experience ranges from European Tour, Ladies European Tour and County players through to club golfers and complete beginners. Tony’s simplistic style of coaching has been his road to success and he has become known as an expert not just on the golf swing but especially on the short game and putting.

Likes: Running, cycling & Preston North End!

Dislikes: People who chat to you on buses & planes when you just want to go to sleep!


Kevin Briggs

The Dintingdale @ Scarthingwell, Reception & Bar

Name: Kevin

Role: The Dintingdale @ Scarthingwell, Reception & Bar

Info: Kevin was born in Cambridge and moved to the area 12 years ago. Kevin has two daughters named Charlotte and Sophie. Kevin regularly enjoys a round of golf at Scarthingwell!

Likes: Fishing, golf and cricket.

Dislikes: Complications!


Ellie Northam

Golf Shop & Reception Manager


Name: Ellie

Role: Manager of Reception and Golf Shop at Scarthingwell Golf Course.

Info: Throughout her working career Ellie has always been customer facing, previously leaving school and starting her career with a customer facing apprenticeship, leaving with a high level qualification. Two years ago Ellie started working on reception for Hitachi Capital while at the same time growing her own beauty business. Ellie is looking forward to growing my golf knowledge and experience whilst at Scarthingwell.

Likes: Socialising, helping other, holidays and driving.

Dislikes: SPIDERS!


Eddie Thirsk

Golf Shop & Reception

Name: Eddie

Role: Reception and Golf Shop at Scarthingwell Golf Course.

Info: Eddie currently attends sixth form college, and enjoys studying chemistry, maths and geography.

Likes: Golf, skiing, sport in general!


Nick Brennan

Golf Shop & Reception


Name: Nick

Handicap: 13.7

Role: Reception and Golf Shop at Scarthingwell Golf Course.

Info: Nick is a junior member here at Scarthingwell and past Junior Captain. Nick also plays for the junior team going to different courses and representing Scarthingwell. Nick has been playing at Scarthingwell now for almost 7 years and is looking forward to giving something back to the club. Nick is currently studying and working hard at University with the hope to return to Scarthingwell in the holidays.

Likes: Golf, football, photography, helping others.

Dislikes: school, early mornings, the cold.



The Head Greenkeeper at Scarthingwell is John Waite, who has held the position since 1995. Together with his two colleagues Dean & Nigel, John works closely with the owners in maintaining the excellent standard of the course.