Welcome to SGA
A golfing experience where all are welcome
Established in 2011, SGA is owned and operated by the Carpenter family; Richard, Gail and James. From the beginning, it was always our goal to provide a facility that was welcoming, un-restrictive and offered the opportunity for anyone to try golf. Inheriting a range and a 9 hole course, the foundations were already in place to start to deliver that goal, but none of us knew just how much work would be involved to transform the facility into what it is today. Very quickly it became apparent that our 'retirement project' would become something much greater.
Adding length to the existing course layout in order to offer official handicapping, adding 2 performance studios, as well as upgrading almost every other aspect of the site, has now given us the opportunity to offer something to meet all golfers needs.
Our senior PGA Professional, Richie Benyon, had been at the academy prior to our take-over, so offered the only continuity and knowledge of the site. His career here now spans more than 25 years, so we can say with absolute certainty that there will be thousands of golfers in the area that have benefitted from his knowledge at some time.
Our Director of Golf, James, started his golfing journey with a lesson from Richie at 11 years old. Starting coaching here alongside Richie at 16, he then went on to work within the golf industry at various clubs and retail outlets, adding an array of coaching qualifications along the way, before returning to manage the business and coach his own clients. He now is the regional development coach for the Lancashire Ladies Golf Association.
Most recently, Brad Bridgwood has joined our coaching team as Performance and Junior Coach. Brads in-depth knowledge and countless teaching certifications not only enhance our well established junior academy, but caters for the many elite golfers the area produces.
Over the past decade we have made it our absolute priority to not only provide a top class facility, but to provide an environment in which everyone can enjoy the game, we thank everyone who has been with us along the way.
Been playing for 6 years now and have had James as a coach since I started. Now hitting low eighties on a full size par 72 6500yd course at the age of 56. He always finds a way to make the next step easy to understand. Without doubt the best teacher I’ve ever come across. Highly recommended professional coach in all aspects of golf.
Make us your local golf club of choice in the Southport and West Lancs area. Call:
Leisure Lakes Golf Complex,
The Gravel, Mere Brow, Preston PR4 6JX
Get in touch
Monday : 08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday : 08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday : 08:00 - 19:00
Thursday : 08:00 - 19:00
Friday : 08:00 - 19:00
Saturday : 08:00 - 17:00
Sunday : 08:00 - 17.00