Scot Duffy - PGA Professional
Scot began playing golf from the age of 13 at West Lancashire Golf Club, and he went on to become an assistant at Bootle Golf Course in 1995. He gained his PGA Professional qualification in December 2000, and started at Aintree in January 2001.
Over the past few years Scot has become heavily involved in teaching pupils from a number of schools in the local area. Scot uses the Golf Foundation Junior Passport Scheme when teaching the junior groups. This is a nationally recognised scheme which has been designed to teach junior golfers all aspects of golf. As well as teaching juniors the different aspects of the golf swing, the scheme also makes them aware of the level of golfing etiquette that is expected on a golf course.
Scot also offers a first class repair service for all types of golf clubs.
Mark supports Scot in his coaching of the juniors and he also supervises the junior members during their competitions on a Saturday afternoon. When the young members start playing in the competitions, Mark will walk the course with the new junior members and introduce the rules and etiquette of the game of golf.
Mark O’Hara began playing golf at Aintree Golf Centre at the age of 11. After frequent lessons with Scot Duffy and becoming a member he was awarded with the Wes Bradshaw Scholarship, which is awarded to a junior member each year. The Scholarship includes complimentary membership, free range balls and tuition with the PGA professional Scot.
Mark continued his development and eventually joined Hillside Golf Club and became a scratch golfer.
At age 18, Mark was awarded a university Golf Scholarship in America. This gave him the opportunity to earn his bachelor’s degree in Business studies whilst competing at the highest level in golf across the USA.
After graduating, Mark returned to England and took up a role at Aintree golf centre. Mark helps with the junior section of the golf club, offering assistance on all aspects of the game. Whilst also working at the golf centre Mark plays professionally on the Euro Pro Tour and in other events across the country.