Ken Hignett - Chairman

Club - Whittlebury Park GC
Handicap - 18

A member of Whittlebury Park Golf Club, Captain in 1997 98.
Past President of the Society of Northamptonshire Golf Captains 2013.
Currently Chairman of the Anglian  League.

Kathryn Stronach - President

Club - Kettering GC
Handicap - 11

Born across the Pond I now make the UK my permanent home.  I have been fortunate enough to live most of my life as an expat in many wonderful places such as Dublin Ireland, Grenoble France, Geneva Switzerland and Singapore. I learned how to play golf here in Northamptonshire and instantly loved the friendly competitive spirit and the sense of belonging that came with joining a golf club. Currently a member of Kettering Golf Club I have been the NGL Ladies Competitions organiser for 4 years.   I have also been honoured to have been Ladies’ Captain at both Delapre Park Golf Club and Kettering Golf Club as well as holding various other committee positions at both.​

Jack Marr - Vice President, Company Secretary and Treasurer

Club - Priors Hall GC
Handicap - 14

Responsible for the financial forecasting and reporting, health and safety and legal compliance of the company. 
Jack has served for thirty eight years on the Priors Hall committee and is the current President. 
He is also a qualified referee.

John Pearson - Secretary

Club - Whittlebury Park GC
Handicap -18

County Secretary for 11 years and looking forward to the opportunities presented by the merger. Hacker but occasionally wins (with the right partner).

Marcel Aarts - Competitions Director

Club - Kettering GC
Handicap - 7

Qualified golf referee, leads the competitions team for competitive golf in Northamptonshire. Competitive golfer, golf marshal, waterpolo national referee and player and enjoyes many other sports.

Roseann Youngman - Ladies's Teams Director

Club - Northampton GC
Handicap - 5

Lucky to play for England for 4 years under 18 and under 21 squads, which took me around Europe playing in different competitions and courses
Been involved with the county since I was 10 playing for the junior girls and working my way through the teams.
Outside of golf I love the gym and competed at national level with my gym.


Ian Wicks - Men's Teams Director

Club - Peterborough Milton GC
Handicap - 1

Responsible for the smooth running of the male teams and their fixtures within Northamptonshire Golf, be they 5 years old or 85. 

Catherine Tildesley - Commercial Director

Club - Northamptonshire County GC
Handicap - 16

A past Lady Captain and Club Captain of Collingtree Park GC having held various other committee roles. Recently joined Northamptonshire County GC.  With a handicap of 16, Catherine says ‘one of the best things about golf is the community that surrounds it, it is a game of multiple challenges, which means the potential for multiple accomplishments.​


John Gilding - Coaching Director

Club - Collingtree Park GC
Handicap - 16

Financial back ground working for Barclays for 38 years, Manager at Stoke Albany for 5 years and Secretary/Manager at Kettering GC. Did not like retirement and now working part time at American Golf. Set up Safeguarding Children in Golf for Kettering GC, caddied for a junior girl who won the Ladies County Championship and finished 5th in the Prince of Wales tournament at Woburn in 2019. Having always taken a keen interest in Couty Golf I look forward to help develop a Coaching Programme for the County Golfers and working with our County Coaches to support some amazing talent for the County Teams and beyond.


Asy Ho - Junior Golf  Director

Club - Overstone Park GC
Handicap - 17

Asy has been the Junior Coordinator at Overstone Park GC for the last 3 years. During this time he has focused on developing junior golfers at all levels through providing quality coaching, ensuring they have access to practice both on and off the courseand also importantly to provide opportunities to gain experience of competitive golf.  He looks forward to continuing to do this with Juniors accross the County.

David Davis - Club Support Officer England Golf

Club - Luffenham Heath GC
Handicap - PGA Pro

Following six years at Grant Thornton, Chartered Accountants, employment for the last 25 years has been within the golf industry. Currently employed by England Golf as a Club Support Officer, for the Midlands East Region, providing bespoke tailored support to golf clubs specialising in club Governance and Strategic/Business Planning. A qualified PGA Professional since 2000, previously voted in the top 100 coaches in GB&I and a member of The Luffenham Heath GC.

Sally Bingham - Welfare Officer

Club - Kettering GC
Handicap - 15

I first picked up a golf club and ‘caught the bug’ in 2011, shortly after retiring from a career in Education. As a golfing novice, I was welcomed into Kettering G. C. and soon became an active member of the Ladies’ Committee.  Additionally, having had experience and qualifications in Safeguarding matters, I was asked to become the Club Welfare Officer. I continue in this role to date. In 2017, I was honoured to become the Ladies’ Captain and have recently become the Cecil Leitch Team Captain. I have benefitted enormously throughout my sporting life, from people giving their time and effort and feel it is important to ‘give back’ as well as to receive.

County Contacts

Fraser Carnihan & Lee Hitchcock Men's 1st team Captains Overstone Park GC
John Gilding Men's 1st team Manager Collingtree Park GC
Ryan Genner & Taylor Sargeant Men's 2nd team Captains Overstone Park GC​
Gary Hardy Men's 2nd team Manager Northampton GC
Roseanne Youngman Ladies 1st team Captain Northampton GC
Olly Hickman Ladies 2nd team Captain Northampton GC
Shane Rose Lead Coach Blackthorn Wood Golf Complex
Adam Myers Coach and County Boys U16/18 Northants County GC
Derek Mankelow County Boys U12/14 Peterborough Milton GC

Diane Amos

County Girls

Northampton GC

Nick Soto Coach Northampton GC
Alan Wrigley Seniors Men's Team Northants County GC
John Harris Seniors Kingsthorpe GC
Gill Snelson Senior Ladies Team Wellingborough GC
Gracie Murray Junior Girls Captain Kettering GC