Paul came to Bristol & Clifton Golf Club as assistant professional in 1993 at the age of 17. Commencing his PGA training on arrival, he qualified and became Head Professional in 2003. Since starting his career in golf, Paul has gained over 20 years’ teaching experience and is the founder of The Paul Mitchell Golf Academy. Paul was a Gloucestershire County Coach for 18 years coaching all age ranges as well as elite men’s team squad members. Paul was the head coach and mentor to European Tour player Chris Wood for 15 years and has coached many quality rising stars such as: Walker Cup Star Jimmy Mullen, European Tour players Laurie Canter, Chris Lloyd and Bradley Dredge. He has also coached and influenced England Internationals, Ebonie Lewis and recent England Order of Merit winner Mitch Waite. However Paul’s Wealth of experience as the Head Professional at Bristol and Clifton Golf Club has enabled him to develop and enjoy coaching all levels of ability.
Paul was selected as England Golf under 18s AASE squad coach to the brightest stars of the future.
During his playing career, Paul has represented his county and country, and he has won many professional events.
In 2015, The Paul Mitchell Golf Academy was awarded the Laddie Lucas Award by The Golf Foundation for its work in the community with disabled children and also shortlisted for the Wesport Contribution to Inclusive Sport awards. Paul is proud that the academy is fully inclusive.
Paul also organises regular group coaching sessions, including school visits, senior and ladies’ groups, disabled adults and special needs children. He focuses on coaching others to achieve their goals.
His recent successful appointment as Somerset County Under 18’s Performance Manager sees Paul further develop the best young talent in the locality and is a fresh challenge for him.
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