Meet our PGA Qualified Golf Instructors

Helping both beginners and experienced golfers, our golf professionals at World of Golf can offer expert advice in advancing your game, developing and analysing your golf swing and can help you select the right clubs to suit your playing style.

As well as teaching group lessons, our golf professionals are also available for individual golf tuition.

World of Golf Croydon also use Trackman with you as a coaching tool. Golfers can experience the thrill of seeing their shots reproduced accurately on a computer screen. The Academy’s experienced coaches and equipment specialists can use this information to provide a level of instruction and custom fitting unmatched anywhere else in the country.

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Our World of Golf Master Professionals

Paul Smith



  • Master Professional Croydon
  • Qualified PGA Professional
  • PGA Advanced

Paul has been a full member and qualified instructor of the PGA since 1977 and now holds PGA Advanced Status.

He has had extensive previous experience working at numerous UK golf clubs as a senior Professional and as a teaching pro at Royal Waterloo Golf Club in Belgium.

He has been attached to Croydon as Head Professional since 1992 and has proved to be a very popular tutor in all aspects of teaching from beginners to low handicap golfers. He has a vast experience in coaching men, ladies and juniors in either group or individual coaching sessions.

He is constantly updating his skills with the latest new teaching methods by attending PGA Development and Coaching Seminars.

Custom fitting, video coaching with GASP analysis and force plate (a weight distribution technique) are also available from this highly experienced Professional.

To book a lesson with Paul book online or call  020 8656 1690

Craig Phillips



  • Qualified PGA Professional

Craig is our newest recruit to join our team at World of Golf Croydon. He turned professional at the age of 21 and brings nearly 20 years of coaching experience with him as a PGA qualified professional.

He has been involved in both coaching and managing at some of the busiest golf centres in Southern England and over the years has helped thousands of people to learn or improve their golf.

He has a very warm, friendly personality that allows all his customers to enjoy the process of learning to play golf and his boundless energy and enthusiasm works perfectly to help everyone improve whether on individual lessons or on the group class format of instruction, and is particularly suited to getting kids playing golf.

Craig is keen to continually improve his coaching skills and accordingly is a regular on the PGA continual professional development courses to achieve this.

Craig will certainly aim to not only improve your golf but also have you to leaving the golf centre with a smile on your face.

To book a lesson with Craig book online or call 020 8656 1690