We wanted Paul to tell us a little bit about him, so we asked some questions.
Do you have any family and do any of them play golf?
I work at St John’s College in the Estates Department. I have two daughters. Only one of them is into golf, and she is a better putter than me.
When did you take up golf and how often do you play now?
I started playing at age 13. I try and play at least twice a week.
What is your handicap?
I currently play off a handicap of 1.
What is it you like about NOGC? Why are you a member here as opposed to another club?
It’s a very friendly sociable members course and easy to find a game.
What is your favourite hole on the course at NOGC and why?
The par five 15th as it becomes a risk or reward chance for me to try and get my drive over the ditch.
Which hole do you find most challenging and why?
This year it’s the 7th. It’s the final hole of sudden death in the Tournament of Champions – and I took a 9 !!
Can you describe one of the most important shots you played to win the 2015 Club Championship?
I can’t think of a particular single shot, but what set me up for a good score was the way I was able to keep the ball under control in a really difficult cross-wind. If I’d had my daughter putting for me, my 69 would have been even lower!
What do you put your success down to?
New clubs and practice.
What has been your best moment in golf?
When I held the course record at NOGC with a gross 62.