The professional team are very much the public face of the club, they are the first point of contact for our visitors. They will guarantee you a warm welcome with a friendly smile matched only by their experience, knowledge and passion for the game.

Let’s introduce you to the team:

Head Professional - Scott Godfrey

Scott Godfrey, Head Professional PGA Professional Logo Scott became assistant professional at Ferndown Golf Club in February 2005. In doing so, he left behind an amateur career that saw him become both English Boys' and Men's Champion, while also qualifying for the 2003 British Open played at Royal St. George's. Scott's real passion since turning professional has been in coaching and from 2012 to 2015 he was the National Coach of England Under 18s National Girls. Scott combines his coaching with his Head Professional and Club Ambassador roles here at Ferndown. He is heavily involved in making sure the professional team deliver a high-quality service to both members and visiting golfers.

Golf Lesson Tariff: Member Non-Member
Adult 40 Minutes £40.00 £45.00 
Adult 60 Minutes £60.00 £65.00
Junior 40 Minutes £20.00 £25.00
Junior 60 Minutes £30.00 £35.00
Course of 6 x 40 Minute Lessons £200.00 £200.00
Course of 6 x 60 Minute Lessons £300.00 £300.00
9 Hole Playing Lesson Price Upon Request Price Upon Request

Director of Golf Operations / PGA Professional
James Wilson

James Wilson, Golf Operations Manager / PGA Professional PGA Professional Logo James started his golfing career later than most at the age of 21. Four years later he turned professional. He qualified in 2010 from the PGA Foundation Degree programme and has gathered a wealth of experience in a very short space of time. On the playing side, James has so far achieved a top 25 finish in the National Club Pros as well as various Pro-Am victories. James is responsible for the running of the Professional Shop as well as all the Golf Operations within the club. James strives to provide first class customer service within the Professional Shop and prides himself on his ability to coach all standards of golfer.

Golf Lesson Tariff: Member Non-member
Adult 30 Minutes £30.00 £35.00
Junior 30 Minutes £20 .00 £25.00
60 Minutes £50.00 £60.00
Course of 6 x 30 Minute Lessons £150.00 £175.00
9 Hole Playing Lesson Price on request Price on request

PGA Professional                                                                                   Tony Cook


Tony joined the team at Ferndown Golf Club in March 2019. He turned Professional in 1997 and qualified in to the PGA in 2000, graduating 6th place in the Titleist and Footjoy Trainee of the Year Scholarship Programme. Tony has built up a wealth of experience over the years from a few  different roles. He has been a Head Professional for a number of years in Hampshire and came to Ferndown from a full time coaching position which he held for the previous 10 years. Tony is a highly motivated Professional with a passion for the game of Golf                                                                 who loves nothing more than passing on his knowledge and                                                               experience to help other golfers improve and enjoy the game.

Golf Lesson Tariff Member Non Member
Adult 30 Minutes £30.00 £35.00
Junior 30 Minutes £20.00 £25.00
60 Minutes  £50.00 £60.00
Course of 6x30 Minute Lessons £150.00 £175.00
9 Hole Playing Lesson Price on Request Price on Request

Trainee Assistant Professional
Ashley Redford

Ashley Redford is our newest member to the Professional Team, he will start his PGA training in October 2019. He started golfing around the age of 12 where his love for the game only got stronger. Joining his first golf club soon after his 14th birthday he started playing in regular competitions up to county levels. At 18, he undertook the Golf Management Degree at Bournemouth University, and after graduating, he joined us here in the Professional Shop. Ashley is very much involved with the greeting and looking after of members and visitors alike, whilst ensuring the highest levels of customer satisfaction are maintained. He is keen in developing junior golf here at Ferndown Golf Club, and has been running ‘Kids Golf Rocks’ sessions throughout the summer which will continue into the winter months, you can contact him directly for more info on dates and prices through

Golf Lesson Tariff: Member Non Member
30 minute lesson (Adult and Junior) £15.00 £17.50
60 minute lesson (Adult and Junior) £25.00 £30.00
6 x 30 minute lessons (Adult and Junior) £75.00 £90.00
Golf Rocks Groups (please enquire) £5.00 £5.00