At last I had treated myself to a lesson at the Paul Foston Golf Academy in Smarden, Kent. It had been on my “to do” list a long time, just wish I had done it earlier. What a tremendous experience. Met by Paul, and instantly put at ease with a cup of coffee and a chat about what I wanted from the day. Then out to the superb set-up at the Academy. I mainly wanted short game lessons which this is so well catered for it has to be seen to be believed. A Huxley putting green, complete with suitable borrows, a two-tiered chipping green, deep and shallow bunkers all there to provide the situation for every shot you may need.
There are also further stations for mid-range pitch shots, all set among a wonderful array of trees, small lakes and shrubs. Add to this Paul’s readily understood instruction given with humour and obvious enthusiasm and you having a winning formula. I also made use of his state of the art indoor facility to check up on my long game. The latest GASP computers and screens give you instant detailed feedback on your swing with Paul’s vastly experienced knowledge coaxing you down the correct path.
If you want to improve your golf equipment, then a fitting service is available as well. This is the most fantastic set-up for teaching and thus learning. As a retired PGA teaching professional myself, oh how I would have given my eye teeth for this 5-star Academy