Paul Foston is one of the UK’s Leading Coaches having taken 5 Players to 10 European Open Tour Victories & 1 to Ryder Cup Success

Paul is an Advanced Fellow of the PGA & an Instruction Editorial Contributor for Golf Monthly. 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’s latest production is the 'Paul Foston - My Golf Masterclass’ App which is his most significant body of work. The App comprises of 65 x 5 Minute Instructional Videos to teach Golfers of all levels - Beginners to Tour Player, all the techniques to execute every shot they will experience on Course as well as on Course Strategy, Developing Mental Strength & Gapping. 

Paul Foston embraces his unique teaching ability of combining the emotion, passion, physical and technical skills of Golf. Having fulfilled the dreams of Players on the World stage, he has the 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.”

Paul Foston

"You would not know if Paul Foston is teaching a Tour Player or a Beginner because his Methodology and Philosophy are the same."

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 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 (print run - in excess of 1/2 Million and sold internationally), Videos, Instructional Editorial for numerous Golf Magazines & regular Contributor to Golf Monthly. Produced the first ever 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.
  • Launched ‘Paul Foston - My Golf MasterClass’ App, comprising of 65 x 5 Minute Videos to teach you every shot you will experience on the course.  Developing Mental Strength, Course Strategy and Gapping.


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.
Golf Monthly - Regular Contributor to Instructional Editorial

2004 - Present

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