Webster to join Canford Magna

Top coach Paul Webster is the latest addition to the expanding teaching staff at Canford Magna.

His son Shaun lost his European Tour card at the end of the season in October and had to return to final qualifying at Emporda and Pals in Northern Spain.
But he made an uncharactaristic and disappointing show, and failed to finish in the top 35.
Paul, has often been at his son’s side and his association began when Shaun’s career first took shape after he won the Doug Sanders world boys championship in 1994.
Paul, now 50, has been a professional for 30 years.
He said: “I was never much good as a player so specialised in teaching. Shaun became my biggest client.”
Shaun, who was 27 in November, went on to even greater things. He won the English amateur championship and took a golf scholarship at Alabama Community College where he won an NCAA title.
The Websters were initially at Bletchingly in Surrey and then Cottesmore, near Horsham in Sussex.
Paul coached in both the US and South Africa where his protégé was Tjaaret Van der Walt, who later played on the US PGA Tour.
He also spent several years with Shaun on the Challenge Tour and later on the main tour in faraway places like Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Brazil, Qatar and Argentina.
Then he moved to Poole six years ago.
“I fell in love with the place,” he said.
He has spent the past few years establishing himself as one of the area’s leading golf coaches.
He had a brief spell at Bulbury, then helped Derwynne Honan at The Dorset GCC. Shaun first represented Parkstone but has since switched to The Dorset GCC where he takes advantage of the extensive practise facilities.
Paul worked with the Dorset women’s team and in the summer linked with Martin Cummins at Canford Magna. He plays a big part in the Canford Kids’ weekend coaching and masterclass programmes.
He and Adam Sawyer are the two full time coaches at the club. He is impressed with the facilities built up by Cummins.
They include a new video teaching system and the Huxley putting green that replicates a high-quality grass green.
David Norton, the former Parkstone and Dorset amateur, is another high-profile pupil although he fell at the first hurdle in his bid for a European Tour card.
But Paul says he is not just a coach to elite players: “I enjoy working with players at every level, not only the good golfer,” he said. “I take a great delight in helping the handicap golfer improve.
“I have strong views about how the golf swing should look. I feel I am well qualified for I have been around top players for a long time.”