About Us
Paul has selectively chosen and comprehensively trained both Andy and Nick to his own high coaching standards using his years of experience coaching complete beginners through to European Tour winners. The Academy’s belief is to listen to the requests of each individual and create the language, vision and feel required to enable the player to confidently understand how to achieve. The team believes that each golfer is an expert in their own bespoke golf technique. The Academy ethos is that great coaching is about learning to work alongside the player to gain the understanding of exactly why it works, whilst evaluating what the player is looking to achieve.

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. For more information on Paul click on the link above.


Andy is a Class A PGA professional having completed his training in 2015 and being named the South West’s top trainee along the way. Before joining the coaching team here at the Academy he was heavily involved in competing and coaching in Athletics and strength and conditioning. Whilst studying for a degree in Physical Education and Sport, Andy worked with some of the country’s top coaches. He helped to prepare athletes for the London 2012 Olympics and gained some invaluable insight into prepari


My name is Alister Balcombe I am 24 years old and have been playing golf since I was 9 years old 
I have been a member at clevedon golf club since I started playing but also was a member at Bristol and Clifton as a junior because of the exemplary facilities. I played collegiate golf in America for four years two years and Iowa western community college and then finishe