Paul Wardell, PGA Director of Instruction at Renaissance Club

'Creating better and happier golfers’

I’m a PGA Professional who is born and bred in East Lothian, playing the majority of my golfing career on links courses. I’m the lead PGA coach at Renaissance Club, the venue for the 2022 Genesis Scottish Open. I am also available on request for coaching at North Berwick West Links.

I competed regularly on the Scottish PGA Tour where I had been a top competitor for many years. My accolades 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 along with numerous minor tour wins.

My teaching philosophy has been built around my experiences as a player, mastering the variety of shots that golf demands. Through this knowledge and experience of the game, I understand what a golfer wants from coaching, whether a novice or an accomplished player. My approach to coaching is structured and managed. I believe it is imperative that the player can continue to play and enjoy their golf, whilst simultaneously making the necessary improvements.

Coaching Highlights

I coached Hilary Monaghan from Scottish Junior Girl to Full International and Scottish Amateur Champion and onto her representing Great Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup and Vagliano Trophy teams.

I have been a coach to current and aspiring tour players. I was also a county coach for the Lothians Golf Association Boys junior squads for 10 years and also coach to junior boys and girls from the East Lothian junior section.

What’s in the bag

Driver – Titleist TSi2, 9.5 degree, Project X, Evan flow stiff flex shaft

3 wood – Titleist TS2, 13.5 degree, Project X, Evan flow stiff flex shaft

Hybrid – Titleist TSR3, 19 degree, 

Utility irons - Titleist U500 3 & 4 iron

Irons – Titleist T200 irons 5 - PW 

Wedges – Titleist Vokey SM9 - 52°, SM10 - 58°

Putter – Odyssey Rosie White Hot OG

Ball – Titleist Pro V1

Favourite Course(s): Renaissance Club, Muirfield, North Berwick West Links and Longniddry all East Lothian, Scotland.


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Directions to Renaissance Club


Directions to the North Berwick West Links practice range Access from the West (Gullane side) into North Berwick;  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 dead end and park your car on the left side of the road, you will see the John Muir Way walkway ahead. The practice ground is accessible along the path about 150 yards. 

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Note: There is also an NB members access gate approximately 100yds from the John Muir Way walkway.

Wonderful footage of the great Ben Hogan!

Paul Wardell Golf
Renaissance Club
Cowden Hill Drive
North Berwick
East Lothian
EH39 5HS

Mobile: 07970 186817