Our Golf Shop team offers the experience and golf knowledge to help you get the most out of your game.

Whether you’re looking for tuition or you want to discuss your technique with a professional, Southport Golf Club is here to help. We have highly experienced staff and golf professionals plus the facilities and technology to ensure you enhance your skills and scoring. Our team can fit your equipment and ensure you have the right gear for your golf game.

Explore more about our golf team, head professional and teaching professionals below:

Phillip Wolvaardt

Golf Operations Manager

Handicap: 2

Grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa
Speaks Afrikaans, English
Diploma Film and Television
QUT Bachelor of Arts
MBA Australian Institute of Business (in process)
General Manager of Gordonvale Golf Club
Operations Manager of Parkwood Golf Club

Passionate foodie

Cameron Palmer

Golf Operations

Handicap: 4

Went to Emmanuel College
Bachelor of Exercise Science – 2019
Entering 1st Year Masters of Physiotherapy

Massive football (soccer) fan

Matt McLean

Golf Operations

PGA Member since 2016
Low round 63 (Lismore Golf Club)

Diploma in Sports Management
Certificate V in Coaching

Loves all things hockey

Ben Campbell

Head Professional

Queensland Junior Squad – 1999
PGA Professional since 2001
Played on Australasian & Asian Tours – 2005-2007
Low round 60 (Sanctuary Cove)

Bachelor of Business Management
Diploma of Sports Management
Certificate IV Fitness

Mad Wests Tigers fan

Mitch Wilson

Assistant Teaching Professional

PGA Member since 2016
Low round 65 (Southport Golf Club)

Diploma in Sports Management
Certificate V in Coaching

Can be found at the gym

Margarita Zakareyvshilli

PGA Trainee Professional

Has a Bachelor degree in Journalism
Has a degree in business.
Born in Russia, moved to Australia to study 6 years ago.
Have been a member of Southport for 5 years.
Won Club Championships in 2017 and represented Southport in Pennant for 4 years.

I love to play golf and study.

Lauren Paniora

Golf Retail specialist

Diploma in small Business, specializing in retail and customer service.

Loves the Gym and keeping active

Steph Butler

Golf Retail specialist

loves playing golf and being a member of Southport

Darren Craig

Golf Shop Attendant

Golf tragic, former Club Champion and lover of the game.

Charles Vos

Golf Operations

Grew up in Brussels, Belgium

Speaks French, Dutch, German and English

Bachelor Of Business and Sports Management

Diploma of Golf Management

PGA Trainee Professional

Huge NBA fan (Lakers)