Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club

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Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club
Club information
Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club is located in the United Kingdom
Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club
Location in the United Kingdom
Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club is located in Southport
Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club
Location in Southport
Coordinates 53°36′18″N 3°02′06″W / 53.605°N 3.035°W / 53.605; -3.035Coordinates: 53°36′18″N 3°02′06″W / 53.605°N 3.035°W / 53.605; -3.035
Location Southport, England
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted The Amateur (2005),
Ryder Cup (1933, 1937)

Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club is an 18-hole championship golf course in North West England, situated near the Merseyside (formerly Lancashire) towns of Southport and Ainsdale, north of Liverpool. The course is near the coast of the Irish Sea, set amongst ranges of tall sandhills and smaller sand dunes, just south of Royal Birkdale Golf Club.

Founded 112 years ago in 1906, the club hosted the Ryder Cup in 1933 and 1937.[1][2][3][4] It has also staged many other notable tournaments, including the 2005 Amateur Championship with Royal Birkdale, and is on the roster for Final Qualifying tournaments for The Open Championship. As of 2009, the club professional is former European Tour golfer Jim Payne.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ryder Cup match foursome pairings". Glasgow Herald. (Scotland). 29 June 1937. p. 2.
  2. ^ "Yankees win Ryder Cup from Britons". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. 30 June 1937. p. 30.
  3. ^ "U.S. golfers down British, 8-4, to win Ryder Cup tourney". Montreal Gazette. Associated Press. 1 July 1937. p. 12.
  4. ^ "First victory on British soil". Glasgow Herald. (Scotland). 1 July 1937. p. 11.

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