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Club Professional

The Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club is proud to offer its members and visitors the services of one of the areas most experienced and respected Professionals Jim Payne.  

He has an extensive coaching background and has achieved one of the most honoured goals in golf by playing in The Open Championship, four times, as well as winning many events including the Italian Open.

As an amateur Jim won the 1991 European Amateur and the British Youths Championships. He played with Jack Nicklaus in the final round of the 1991 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale and finished as leading amateur. He turned professional after playing in the Walker Cup later that year.

In 1992 Payne was Rookie of the Year on the European Tour. He won two European Tour events, the 1993 Turespana Iberia Open de Baleares and the 1996 Italian Open.

The Professional and his assistants offer first class coaching to experienced players and beginners alike. A course of lessons is available and we advise that you book your session one week in advance.


The Club Pro Shop

The Pro Shop has a welcoming and attractive atmosphere. There is an up-to-the-minute choice of golf fashion wear and golfing accessories from the leading manufacturers and designers. It is an ideal venue to obtain priceless Professional advice about both your game and equipment. We pride ourselves on our wide range of golfing equipment at the right price.

A fine repair service is available for all makes of clubs. You can be assured that your club is left in the hands of craftsmen when you seek this service.

We offer a gift voucher service as well as trophies and prizes to clubs and societies using the Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club. Trolleys, including electric models are available for hire together with buggies in the summer season.

 Please contact the Professional shop for more information