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.