Paul Foston PGA ProfessionalLocation: Smarden, Kent

Contact: paulfostongolfacademy.co.uk

Price: £70 per hour

Biography: Paul turned pro in 1977 and has taken five players to European Tour victories: Paul Way, Peter Mitchell, Jamie Spence, Mark Roe and Craig Parry. He since created the Paul Foston Academy where he coaches his students.

Teaching philosophy: There is nothing more fulfilling than taking the average player to winning competitions. My philosophy is to identify a student’s strengths and weaknesses, recognise their learning style – whether it be visual, auditory or kinesthetic – and communicate instruction with a passion and energy that ignites the enthusiasm to learn.

Best tip: “When practising your driving, pick two targets in the distance to mark the edges of an imaginary fairway. This narrows your focus to make your practice far more realistic.”

what does being laid off mean in golf

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what is 'coil' in the golf swing

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what is casting in the golf swing

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what is dynamic balance in golf

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trapped on the inside

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chipping fault fixer

Golf Monthly Top 25 coach Paul Foston brings you a chipping fault fixer to tidy up your short game around the green.

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Golf Monthly Top 25 coach Paul Foston has some about perfecting one the most basic fundamentals of the game, the golf grip.

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European Tour player Brett Rumford talks through how to play the greenside chip and run shot.

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Golf Monthly Top 25 coach Paul Foston has some tips on putting through shadows and how to pick the correct line when the sun is low in the sky.

slice

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