Southport Old Links Golf Club's Professional Shop is run in partnership with Southport Golf Academy (SGA). For those that do not know SGA, their background and business is about introducing people of all ages to the game and within their operation are full facilities just 10 minutes down the road from ourselves – a floodlit and covered driving range; indoor performance centre used for coaching, club fitting and course simulation; a distance calibrated short game area, large putting green and handicap qualifying length Academy course.

Our New Shop will be open 6 days a week with just monday being closed. Although the Shop will also be open on all days when there is an event or a large Competition as well. The standard timetable for hours when the shop will definitely be Open for the time being are:

Hours currently in operation:
  • Friday - 9.00am - 12.00pm
  • Saturday - 8.00am - 12.00pm
  • Sunday - 7.00am until 3.00pm 
  • Monday - Closed
  • Tuesday - 9.00am - 12.00pm
  • Wednesday - 9.00am - 12:00pm
  • Thursday - 9.00am - 12.00pm

James Carpenter PGA Professional

Director of Golf - 

Fellow of European Golf Teaching Federation (EGTF) - James, the youngest of our team, but nevertheless a key part of our coaching setup as he has taken a slightly different path towards his coaching abilities. 

Originally learning the game as a Junior here at the Academy – taught by Richie – he has studied and completed a degree in Golf Coaching, an Honours Degree in Golf Management and is a qualified EGTF professional.


Ritchie Benyon PGA Professional

 Head Professional - PGA Golf Professional Class AA - 

 Richard (Richie) turned Professional in 1997 working at Blundell’s Hill Golf Club, he then moved to further his career to Huyton and Prescott GC and then eventually moved to Southport Golf Academy where he graduated through the PGA diploma programme.

Richie has more than 17 year’s experience of working in the Southport & Lancashire area in which time he has introduced many juniors into the game of golf through various programmes and we now use the specialist programme he has written.


Peter Allison

Putting Coaching provided by Peter Allison. Peter ran Yes! Golf (U.K & Europe) LTD for 12 years. Yes! Golf Supplied Yes! C-Groove Putters throughout Europe, also putting coaching to the European & P.G.A Tours.

Peter has worked closely with the 'Late great Harold Swash' putting doctor to the Stars! and the now legendary Philip Kenyon.

Richard Carpenter - Marketing Director

Gail Carpenter

The Pro Shop is stocked with items such as:

  • Clothing
  • Equipment
  • Golf Clubs
  • Trolleys
  • Accessories
Should there be anything specific people would like, then thanks to the shops link to Foremost - Pro Shop buying group, it can be sourced in a very short space of time and at great value pricing.

Custom Fitting service is also available. Please contact the Pro Shop for more information.

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Course Status
Currently open
01.12.2023 07:16
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Course Open. Temporary greens on all holes. Buggies not allowed. Drainage work is restricting traffic on the 1st and 4th holes. All golfing traffic to keep wide left at the start of the 4th fairway to go around two open drainage trenches. Signage and white paint to be observed for traffic routes. THE COURSE, IT’S STEPS AND SURFACES MAY BE SLIPPERY WHEN FROSTY, DAMP OR WET. Golfers must ensure to wear appropriate footwear to meet the prevailing conditions.
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