Coaches

Here at Abu Dhabi City Golf Academy we aim to inspire all golfers to practice, improve and enjoy their golf. We aim to provide a level of service and an experience that will create a welcoming environment to all golfers.

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We aim to actively grow golf and increase participation across the UAE! From our widely acclaimed junior school to our expert coaches using the latest in game improvement technology, we will not stop in providing opportunities to play golf and to play better golf.

Some of our key values are:

  • To provide a welcoming and friendly environment for all visitors to practice, learn and improve their golf
  • To provide opportunities for everyone to try the game
  • To always have an expert PGA golf professional on hand to offer advice, support and guidance.
  • To lead the way in coaching at all levels of the game
 
 
 
 
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Dave Taylor

Academy Head Professional

Dave has been teaching at Abu Dhabi City Golf Club since 2014 and since 2017 has been Academy Head Professional. He was voted in the top 5 golf coaches in the Middle East at last years MEGA Awards (Middle East Golf Awards).

A British PGA qualified through their flagship degree (AGMS) with experience of working across Europe and the Middle East. Dave has worked with a variety of top coaches and players across Oman, Russia, Ukraine, Austria, UAE and the UK. This has helped Dave develop a rounded coaching style that will insure each individual gets the best out of their game, regardless of experience or current ability level.

Dave has also initiated junior golf programs/tournaments in Oman (Muscat Hills) and Russia (PGA National of Russia, Zavidovo), and is driven to continue to grow the best junior school in the UAE here at Abu Dhabi City Golf Club.

 

Simon Westney

Teaching Professional

British PGA qualified golf professional of over 10 years. Simon has experience in coaching golfers of all ages, levels and abilities, having had coaching roles in the UK, Middle East, and Asia.

Previously spent 6 years in Qatar at the prestigious Doha Golf Club, where a European tour event is held annually - the Qatar masters. 

Simon is Titleist Performance Institute qualified and K-Vest and Trackman certified.

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Jules Lompech

Teaching Professional

Jules is a British qualified PGA from France. Jules has experience of working across Europe. Through the UK and France Jules has coached golfers of all abilities and is passionate about improving every players game and experience. Jules has worked with Tour Players and elite golfers and specialise in custom fitting as well as coaching.

Jules is also passionate about growing the game and started a ‘Get Into Golf’ scheme in the UK to attract more new players to this great game.

 

Andrew Wilkinson

Teaching Professional

Andrew has coached golf now for 5 years and loved every minute. Andrew had the chance to learn a lot through one of the best coaches in the world in Pete Cowan spending time with him In the early stages of his coaching career.

Andrew competed a little in his first few years as a pro but has really enjoy the teaching aspect. Andrew also worked along side Callaway golf for a few years custom fitting elite amateurs and touring professionals.

 

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