Paul Wardell, AA PGA Professional, CMDip

North Berwick West Links, East Lothian, Scotland

'Creating a better and happier golfer'

I am a teaching professional based at the historic North Berwick West Links, East Lothian.

North Berwick West Links has a top quality practice facility which helps me provide a first class teaching service.

I also compete regularly on Scottish PGA Tour. My accolades to date include an order of merit title, runner-up to former Open champion Paul Lawrie in the Scottish Matchplay Championship and winner of 21 other Tartan Tour titles.

Competing has enabled me to develop my knowledge of the game and understand what a golfer wants from coaching. Whether you are a novice or an accomplished player, I believe I can assist you in your quest to improve. To me it is imperative when seeking improvement it is done in a structured and manageable way to allow you to continue enjoying playing golf. 

 
 
 
 

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Directions to the North Berwick West Links practice range

Access from the West (Gullane side) into North Berwick (NB);                                                                                     Take the 1st left turn onto Strathearn Road as you arrive into NB past the Esso garage. Follow Strathearn Road for approx. 300yds and turn left onto Abbotsford Road. Follow Abbotsford Road until the end and you will see a John Muir Way walkway. The practice ground is accessible along the path about 150 yards. 


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NOTE; There is also a NB members access gate approximately 100yds from The John Muir Way walkway.


TESTIMONIALS                    

Only a few are blessed with the physical and mental skills of a Nicklaus or Trevino to play golf at the highest standard. The rest of us struggle somewhat in an attempt to gain satisfaction from this wonderful game.

The good news is that with help from a local professional, I believe that all of us can improve greatly from our starting base.

 

After an initial course to get the basics of "grip and stance" in place, it is possible to keep your form with a bi-annual MOT to have these checked over by your professional.

I have been working regularly with Paul for some time now and this year, as a septuagenarian, am delighted to report a three shot improvement in my playing handicap.

  I have found Paul to be perceptive in the diagnosis of any swing fault, rarely advising more than two swing thoughts in fixing, whilst at all times giving encouragement to boost your confidence levels. I have no hesitation in recommending Paul as your swing guru.

W P Ross - Past Captain of Kilspindie GC August 2014
         

Working with Paul can only benefit your golf game. His knowledge and experience of teaching all aspects of the game and the simplicity of his explanations makes time spend with Paul enjoyable and beneficial. A worthy investment in your game.

Raymond Russell
European Tour winner
Scotland World Cup player

 

It was so beneficial to my game working with Paul. I could not have achieved all that I did without his help.

Hilary Monaghan
Former Scottish Ladies Champion
and Curtis Cup player

 

Paul has followed his passion & gained the reputation as a very knowledgeable & caring instructor. I believe he sees his primary role, as a teacher, is to guide his students learning. He is personable, has strong communication skills and his reputation will grow and be recognised. In the last couple of years my handicap has halved as a result of his tutelage.

Andrew Thomson
Vice-captain Whitekirk GC
Gullane Ladies Cup Winner 2009
12/10/09>



I'm a member of the Glen and Murrayfield golf clubs, and playing of 12.We agreed a plan just after new year of the areas that needed work, then covered these areas. I feel I have really benefitted from Paul's guidance. He is very enthusiastic, a great motivator and technically very sound. Then comes the bonus, after each session I got a succinct email summary of what we covered, what key points to thinks/ work on, including very useful practice drills. It was so helpful! I would strongly recommend Paul to anyone who wants to improve their golf. You'll relly enjoy it too!

Louise Campbell    Feb 2016

 


 

 

Paul has assisted me in becoming a more confident and consistent golfer through working on and developing my pre-shot routine and basics. Nine hole playing lessons have also been very helpful in learning me how to play certain shots and to try and evaluate risk better out on the course in medals and competition.

Terry Anderson
Whitekirk GC Team Member

 

Since being coached by Paul I have a renewed confidence in my game that had long since gone. After only 3 lessons, in which we worked on some of the basics I noticed an immediate impact on my game, consistent ball striking and much more control. I truly believe that if I continue to work with Paul I will achieve my goal of being a solid golfer with a single figure handicap! Thanks Paul.

Leigh Cummings (h'cap 15)            Dec 2012

 

I have had several lessons with Paul and find his relaxed style and straightforward communication really helpful. He explains each step, keeps things simple and does not try to change too many things at once. The results in my case have been excellent."

Chris Sutton  Jan 2013

 

On taking up golf again some 18 months ago with a handicap of 18, I now find myself with a handicap of 8, all due to the coaching and support from my PGA Professional Paul Wardell at Whitekirk Golf Club. Paul has been a tower of
strength for me.

Gordon Stewart
Member, Whitekirk GC
30/10/09

 

Working with Paul has certainly been beneficial to my golf game. Through his expert knowledge and teaching Paul has helped me to improve my consistency, hit a wider range of golf shots and ultimately lower my scores. I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul to anyone who is looking to improve their golf game!

William Campbell (h'cap 6)
January 2013
26/02/10

Paul has really improved my ball striking. He uses the perfect mixture of technique and "feel" to improve your own individual swing without over complicating things. He showed me the "how to" of links golf and windy conditions.

John Bannerman , Houston. Texas Aug 2015