Pro Shop

Pro Shop

Tel: +61 2 9440 8656

Professional Staff

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Ben Paterson- Head Professional

Ben Paterson joined Avondale golf club as a junior member in 2001 and soon came to realise his passion for golf. From this initial passion Ben realised he wanted to further this by pursuing golf as a career. He completed his traineeship at Avondale before becoming the Assistant Professional in 2010. In August 2020, Ben became the Head Professional at Avondale Golf Club; an honour he is proud to have achieved. Ben’s passion for teaching, motivation for success, and drive to improve the game of others has lead him to teach some of Australia’s leading amateurs and touring Professionals. Ben’s love for fitness, how the body moves, and the bio-mechanics of golf has allowed him to develop a unique style of teaching. Ben’s approach not only incorporates a focus on improving the technical components of the golf swing, but also caters to the specific needs of each client’s body composition and their strengths. Ben is a certified Trackman specialist and utilises this technology with a broach range of his clients. Ben is also a Ping fitting specialist and is passionate about ensuring his clients have the right equipment that enables them to reach their maximum potential. 



Mark Paterson- Professional

Mark Paterson has been  at Avondale Golf Club since February 1988 – he was a young 27 year old who originally came from Newcastle.
Over his many years at Avondale Mark has become a certified club fitter of Ping, Titleist, Callaway and Mizuno. Mark’s passion for golf and teaching is evident when just teaching and improving the average club member, his development of local juniors now sees him teach former Eisenhower Cup winner and Australasian Tour Professional Harrison Endycott. His philosophy is to keep things simple but interesting, to challenge your ability but most of all make your golf enjoyable.
Mark sat on the NSW State PGA board for 8 years where he served as Vice-Chairman for a 3 year term, he feels it’s important to give back to something you are passionate about. In 2010 Mark was awarded the “NSW PGA Professional of the Year” by his fellow peers which he holds in high esteem.


Angus McAllister- Assistant Professional

Angus McAllister has enjoyed golf from a young age and developed a passion for the game early on in life. Angus joined Avondale golf club as a junior member in 2012 and from this his passion grew. Angus soon realised he wanted to pursue golf as a career and completed his traineeship at Avondale in 2021. During his training Angus developed an interest in teaching. He is passionate about helping people with their golf game and prides himself on his ability to create a fun and easy to understand environment. Angus is a trackman certified specialist and while he enjoys the use of cutting edge technology during lessons, his teaching philosophy is to keep things simple. 

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James Cleary – Assistant Professional

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Head Professional: Ben Paterson

Professional: Mark Paterson 

Assistant Professional: Angus McAllister, James Cleary and Nelson Turner

Our fully stocked retail golf shop caters for all your golfing needs. The retail shop is well stocked with leading brand golf equipment, balls and accessories. We have an extensive range of top quality clothing lines – there is something for every taste.
Expert staff can assist with all your equipment inquiries. We offer a unique fitting and trial system which means we will fit the club for you to ensure you have the best possible results to meet your requirements

Why get custom fitted?

Custom fitting your clubs can be compared to having a suit made. How many individuals would have the same waist, chest, arm length, neck, body and inside leg measurements? The same can be said for golf club specifications.
Before we go any further I will say that custom fitted clubs are of maximum benefit to golfers who have a consistent swing. It doesn’t need to be consistently good, just consistent. With every fit we ask a number of questions to develop a profile of the individual. This helps us to ensure that we establish not only the correct specifications for each club, but also that the correct clubs are selected to complete your set.

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The Avondale Pro Shop is a full-service facility, stocking all major name brand golf equipment and apparel. We sell top names and offer the best advice for those purchasing new equipment. Golf clubs, bags, shoes, rain wear, golf accessories and gifts are also available. We also offer a full range of club repair services including re-gripping, refinishing and re-shafting.

The Pro Shop is staffed by certified Golf Professionals and we are open 7 days a week for your convenience. If you are looking to improve or refine your game or are new to golf – come and talk to our positive and friendly professionals.

We look forward to seeing you if there is anything we can assist with.