Ben Campbell – Head Professional

Ben Campbell completed his traineeship at Sanctuary Cove Country Club in 2004. After turning professional, he then went to work for some of the most respected coaching academies in Australia. This is where Ben started to develop his passion for coaching and recognising a need for strong mentors that can inspire golfers of all ages and levels. In 2006, Ben left Australia to hone his skills around the world, competing on Australasian and Asian tours and holding key coaching roles throughout Asia and the South Pacific. Returning home, Ben joined the team at Southport Golf Club in 2009 as the Golf Hardware Specialist. In 2012, Ben was appointed Head Teaching Professional.

Ben’s philosophy is that everyone can improve their golf:

“I build on good fundamentals and swing technique without trying to mould a specific model. We are all individuals and have our own swing. At the end of the day, it’s all about performance on the course and enjoying your golf. I help each individual to build confidence and assist in identifying how your strengths and weaknesses can be used to enhance your performance”.

Mitch Wilson – PGA Teaching Professional

Mitch is a qualified PGA professional and has worked at Southport Golf Club for over 12 years.

He covers all aspects and specialises in short game and putting. He works on the basics and allows the student to develop into the golfer they want to become. He gives his students simple take-home drills that can help them to continue to work on their game.

‘’I enjoy teaching the game of golf, it allows me to watch and nurture someone and see them enjoy this great game. I work on fundamentals and give students the understanding that the swing doesn’t need to be complicated and if they understand this then they are a long way of improving their game and enjoying the lifelong journey of the game of golf.”

All bookings made through the Golf Shop.

Steve Jeffress – PGA Teaching Professional

Steve is a qualified PGA professional and has over 20 years’ experience in the golf industry.

Steve has a wealth of experience in both teaching and playing. He has competed at a very high level, including playing in the British Open in 2013, the World Golf Championship and the Dural Open, and won the Fiji International in 2014.

Because of his experience he can assist with any aspect of your game including playing lessons.

‘’From my experience to have an understanding of the basics will help any student improve their game. I work with the student and evolve their game, not necessarily teach them a theory’’

Steve continues to work on his game for tournament play and is available for lessons any time.

All bookings made through the Golf Shop. 


Led by our Head Teaching Professional, Ben Campbell, Southport Golf Club offers tuition for players of all ability.

The highly-experienced coaching team makes your learning experience their priority and caters for all walks of golfers from the entry-level beginner to the tournament professional.

Lessons are available from our Head Teaching Professional, Ben Campbell, and Assistant Teaching Professional, Mitch Wilson.

Lessons Available

  • Personal one-on-one lessons
  • Packages
  • On-course lessons
  • Ladies and junior clinics

Ladies Clinic Timetable

Day Time
Thursday 9:00am-10:00am
Friday 9:30am-10:30am
Saturday 8:00am-9:00am

Junior Development Program

We offer a specialised Junior Development Program at Southport Golf Club. For more information on the Southport Junior Development program please visit the Juniors Page click here

Get in touch with the Golf Shop team today to arrange tuition or for professional advice to better your game.

(07) 5571 1444

Become a Member

Membership at Southport Golf Club caters for everyone. The camaraderie amongst our members creates a welcoming
and friendly environment to add to your golfing experience.