Paul Williamson

Biography

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Born in Adelaide South Australia, Paul started swinging golf clubs from as soon as he could walk but soccer was his main sport as a kid. This was until he discovered golf was his real passion at the age of fourteen. He joined up at his local club, Highercombe Golf and Country Club, with some high school friends and got lessons from his local golf pro straight away.

Within a few years Paul had decided that a career in golf was for him and he began his traineeship at Flagstaff Hill Golf Club and became a full member of the Australian PGA in January 1999. He received the Trainee of the Year Award for South Australia in his final year.

Paul moved to the Gold Coast in 2004 after meeting his partner, Joanne to live with her and compete full time on tour.In 2009 Paul and Jo's first daughter, Kiera arrived and in 2011 their second daughter Erin came along. When not on the golf course Paul enjoys spending time with his girls, watching almost any type of sport and is a keen Adelaide United and Adelaide Crows fan.


Career

Paul has worked in many different roles in the golf industry since 1994. These include

2013 - Present - Head Professional, Burleigh West Driving Range
2013 - Present - Instructor at the PGA International Golf Institute, Sanctuary Cove
2012 - Present - Tournament Chairman of the QLD PGA
2013 - 2014 - Teaching Professional Arundel Hills Country Club
2013 - Teaching Professional and Junior Coordinator Brookwater Golf and Country Club
2003 - 2013 - Full time playing professional in Australia.
2004 - 2013 - Convener for QLD, TAS & SA Holden Young Lions coaching programs.
2009 - PGA of Australia - QLD Tournament Coordinator
2006 - Hyatt Regency Coolum - Teaching Professional
2005-2006 - The Tap Inn Hotel - Manager of indoor golf driving range
2001-2003 - Flagstaff Hill Golf Club - Director of Golf
2000-2001 - Belair Park Golf Course - Assistant Professional
1995-2000 - Flagstaff Hill Golf Club - Various roles including shop assistant, Trainee professional, Assistant professional, Pennant manager, junior coordinator and teaching professional
1994-1995 -Highercombe Golf Club - Ground staff.

Paul has also been involved in many corporate golf events from organising, to playing in them. He was the QLD PGA Tournament Coordinator in 2009 which gave him a real insight into the behind the scenes world of professional/corporate golf and what it really takes to run a successful golf event.


Coaching

Paul's holistic approach to coaching is based around good communication and gaining a very clear understanding of what his pupils want to achieve in the game. Helping them to clarify and achieve their goals is his passion. Most golfers don't have the time to practice as much as they would like so Paul has become an expert at improving golf games quickly through his years of coaching, playing and self-study. Golf specific mental training is a specialty for Paul.

Paul provides coaching and advice to all levels of golfers in each of the following areas;

Technique

Use of the V1 Golf app for technique correction and improvement tracking.
Use of various swing aids including Explaner, Swingsetter, putting aids and many more

Mental

Practical and easy application of golf mental techniques learnt from the world's leading psychologists and mental game experts such as Dr Karl Morris, Alan Fine, Dr Bob Rotella and many more.
Deliberate practice to maximise improvement on the course not just at the range is a key to his coaching.

Physical

Consulting with world leading golf specific physiotherapists, based at Griffith University, to help identify physical limitations in his clients and areas for improvement.

Tactical

Oncourse playing lessons to help with course and game management.
Skills tests to increase the pupils awareness of strengths and weaknesses in their own games

Equipment

Use of the PGA of Australia's club fitting system to make sure his pupils clubs are correct for them.
Able to supply most popular brands fitted to his customers' needs
A fully equipped golf club repair shop with most repairs completed within 48 hours


Playing Career

Paul has 12 victories, 20 runner ups and countless top ten finishes to his name. Since turning professional Paul has attended over 1000 professional golf tournaments around Australia and overseas, bringing a vast amount of experience and knowledge with him.

  • Attended more than 1000 tournaments around Australia since 1991.
  • 11th QLD Sunshine Tour OOM, 2011
  • 6th Morobe Open (PNG) with a four round total of 279 (-5)
  • Winner Bothwell Shootout (TAS) with a 2 under total
  • Winner Country Club Tasmania Pro-am (TAS) with a 3 under score of 68
  • Winner Wantima Pro-am (QLD) with a score of 4 under 66
  • Winner Mullumbimby Pro Am (NSW) with a score of 4 under 66
  • Winner Murwillambah Pro Am (NSW) with a score of 2 under 69
  • Winner Italian GC Junior Pro Am (SA) with a score of 3 under 68
  • Winner Yarram Pro Am (VIC) with a score of 4 under 68
  • Winner Gympie pro-am (QLD) with 1 under 69
  • Winner Maryborough pro-am (QLD) with 5 under total score
  • Winner Casino pro-am (NSW) with a course record score of 7 under 63.
    Resulted in exposure on 3 regional TV stations for interviews during prime time news service;
  • Winner Willunga pro-am (SA) with a score of 1 under 69;
  • Winner Renmark pro-am (SA) with a score of 2 under 70. Interview in regional newspaper inclusive of photos;
  • Awarded South Australian Trainee of the year in 1998




NAME: Paul Vincent Williamson
   
E-MAIL: pwilliamson@pgamember.org .au
   
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/PaulWilliamsonGolf
   
PHONE: 07 5534 9900 (Burleigh West Golf Driving Range)


 
  
PAUL WILLIAMSON
MEMBER SINCE
1999


 

 


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