Lessons


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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Scott Bridgeman - Head Assistant PGA Golf Professional

I first picked a golf club at the age of the 3 and hitting shots on and off until the age of 8 where I took it up seriously, after a successful junior career playing at the Bristol golf club were I was junior captain and played for the first team for many years, I began pursuing turning professional and learning how the swing works. Starting my professional career at Filton Golf club learning my craft and then in 2020 having the honour of being asked to come to Bristol and Clifton to Continue my coaching journey. I have a passion for coaching and enjoy helping people improve on their game now looking more into the putting mechanics and how to help you hole more putts and lower your scores!

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