He has an extensive coaching background and has achieved one of the most honoured goals in golf by playing in The Open Championship five 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.
Jim Payne, PGA Professional
1996 Italian Open Champion
1993 Open de Baleares Champion
1991 Open Championship Low Amateur
1991 Walker Cup
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.
Shop services include: demo days and club fitting services; coaching to groups or individuals with Jim Payne or Mark Hyde PGA assistant professional; sales of top brands including Trolleys by: Powakaddy, Motocaddy, Clubs by: Titleist, Ping, Taylor Made, Callaway, Clothing by: Galvin Green, Adidas, Glenmuir, Peter Millar, Shoes by: Foot Joy, Ecco. Adidas, G4.
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.