About Paul Foston

Paul Foston is an Advanced Fellow of the PGA and one of Golf Monthly’s Top 25 Coaches.

He has taken 5 players to European Tour Victories and one to Ryder Cup success. Having written Golf’s first ever Partwork, produced instructional books and videos, Paul has designed a unique Academy of Excellence in Smarden which has elevated coaching to a greater level and added a new dimension to the learning experience.

Paul Foston embraces his unique teaching ability of combining the emotion, passion, physical and technical skills of golf. Having fulfilled the dreams of 5 International players, he has a desire to create the Open winner in all and to this end has created an academy of golfing excellence to transform the enthusiast into a competent and accomplished player.

“My aim for the Academy is to provide a comprehensive facility for everyone to enjoy, regardless of age or ability and at an affordable price. There is nothing more fulfilling than taking an average player to winning competitions. With my individual and personal touch, students will be able to exceed their dream of the sport and achieve their own personal goal.”

By identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each individual, Paul will personalise the knowledge and practical skills to perfect your game. Above all, he will inject the fun and enjoyment experienced through the journey of learning.

Club & Business

  • Paul Foston Golf Academy - Smarden, Kent
  • Weald Of Kent, Headcorn, Kent
  • Golf Gear Direct - Headcorn, Kent


Club Position Date From Date To
Paul Foston Golf Academy, Smarden Owner 2005 Present
Weald of Kent Golf Course Partner 2003 2005
Cobtree Manor Park Golf Course Partner 1995 2005
The London Golf Club Head Professional 1993 1995
West Malling Golf Club Head Professional 1983 1993
The Nevill Golf Club Senior Assistant 1982 1983
Poultwood Golf Club Trainee Assistant 1974 1982


  • Publication of Books, Videos, Instructional Editorials and the first ever Golf Partwork “Improve Your Golf”
  • Successfully taken five players, Mark Roe, Craig Parry, Paul Way, Peter Mitchell & Jamie Spence to European Open Wins including one player (Paul Way) to Ryder Cup success.
  • County Trainer for Kent Girls and Boys (2001 - 2012).
  • Launched the Paul Foston Golf Academy in Smarden in December 2005.


Details Dates From
Golf Illustrated Magazine 1988
Marshall Cavendish - First Golf Part-work “Improve Your Golf” including a series of co-presented Videos 1989 - 1992
Colour Library Books - Produced 6 Instruction Books 1992
Anness Publishing - Produced a 160 page Instruction Book “How to Play Golf” Sales exceeded 60000 per annum. 1995
Golf Monthly - Golf Monthly’s Top 25 Golf Coach Regular Contributor to Instructional Editorials 2004 - Present

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