Enjoy better golf with our professional golf coaching

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Our added value to you

After spending years honing our skills and working closely with club golfers like you, we're confident that we can lend a helping hand wherever your game needs a little fine-tuning.

As your PGA Professional team, we deeply care about your golf game and the happiness it brings you. That's where the philosophy of We Coach, We Fit, We Care comes into action – our approachable team is always ready to listen to your concerns and help you make positive changes that bring success on the course.

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Coaching at the Paul Mitchell Golf Academy focuses on a holistic look at all aspects of your game. We break each step down for you, ensuring you get the maximum benefit from our professional advice and tailoring the way we coach to your specific needs. This way you enjoy and achieve more.Beginners, professionals, Tour Players, we don’t limit who we coach. We welcome absolutely everyone to our academy. An award winning inclusion facility, you can be sure you are in the safest of hands. 

Why Coaching?

As we are specialists in our field, we can coach you to get the best out of your game. Are have many years of experience and a solid staff base, with many of the team coaching over 9 years here at Bristol and Clifton. Our head Pro Paul was coach to Eruropean Tour player Chris Wood for ten years, and also coached current tour player Laurie Canter as well as Chris Lloyd, Mitch Waite and Tyler Hogarty. We specialise in all aspects of the game, and our head assistant professional Andy is TPi qualified with a sports science degree, offering golf specific fitness. If you want to improve your game, you really only need to look to one academy team for all your golfing needs. 

Lessons will cover:

  • Golf Fundamentals
  • Swing Basics
  • Short Game
  • Long Game
  • Course Management

Our Staff

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Paul Mitchell - Head PGA Golf Professional

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.

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Jake Hinkley - Assistant Golf Professional

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Matthew Blackman - Assistant Golf Professional

Matt joined the team in July 2022 and is very motivated to progress as a player and coach. . He made the decision to turn professional back in 2020 off a handicap of plus 2 and has since then played a lot of professional tournaments. Matt brings a lot of valuable experience and knowledge to the club which enables him to provide a great service. As a coach he understands the key aspects to taking off-course development onto the course, and he loves coaching all aspects of the game.

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