Paul Fiddes returns home and joins Longhirst Hall

PGA professional Paul Fiddes has returned to the North East and joined Longhirst Hall as head academy coach.

Paul started his career as a PGA professional at Matfen Hall, working under John Harrison before heading to Australia and working in London. He returns to Northumberland, where he represented the county as an amateur and won the County Championship in 2005. He also represented England at junior level and turned professional in 2005, spending a total of 13 years at Matfen Hall with professionals including John, JJ Vallely and Andy Paisley before leaving for Australia and later London – where he worked for indoor golf company Pitch.

Paul said: “I’m really happy to be back home and I’m looking forward to taking the academy at Longhirst Hall forward. It’s a great facility with the floodlit driving range, short game area and two courses. The junior section is strong too, so I’ll definitely be doing a lot of work with them in the future. 

“I want to help build the reputation of Longhirst as a place for quality coaching as well as all the other fantastic elements of the business which are already in place. I’m excited to be back home and raring to get going.”