TOPGOLF Dubai

Meet the pros

For those who have yet to pick up a club, to the more seasoned players looking to fine tune their swing, Topgolf Dubai's Golf Academy has lessons for everyone.

Whether you’re serious about the game or just looking for some great fun, our lessons cater to all needs, ages and abilities and we welcome anyone of any skillset.

Get to know our PGA Certified Topgolf Academy Professionals below and get in touch to get your game (or the ball) off the ground!

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  1. Jamie Coughlin
  2. James Houghton
  3. Iain Witherspoon
  1. Jamie Coughlin

    Academy Head Professional

    England

    Jamie has been with Topgolf Dubai since its opening in January 2021. Having worked in golf for seventeen years, he graduated from the PGA Training Programme in 2015, and brings years of teaching and club fitting experience to Topgolf Dubai.

    Having reached a 0 handicap before turning professional, he still enjoys playing competitively and can be found playing in the local UAE PGA events.

    Jamie's approach to teaching allows all abilities of golfers to find their natural swing. With an understanding of biomechanics, he gets players hitting good shots quicker and better than most. Making sure his students are having fun while learning allows them to be driven by the enjoyment of the game.

    Contact jcoughlin@topgolfdubai.ae to book a lesson or find out more.

  2. James Houghton

    Academy Professional

    England

    James joined Topgolf Dubai from his head professional role in Hurlston Hall Golf Club in Liverpool, England. He turned professional at 17 years old, and brings a wealth of experience to the coaching team after 17 years as a PGA Professional. He teaches all ages and abilities, from juniors and complete beginners to scratch golfers and has taught the game of golf to over 5,000 students!

    He uses his skills gained as a BSc Honors Graduate in Business Communication from Liverpool John Moores University to develop a clear bond with students regardless of their learning styles. For this reason, lessons with James are always fun and informative with a clear understanding of what to work on between lessons to ensure the client is always progressing their game.

    James was a regular in PGA of England North Region competitions and is looking forward to playing in the UAE PGA events to test his skills in the desert against some of the best players in the country on some of the world's most iconic courses.

    Contact jhoughton@topgolfdubai.ae to book a lesson or find out more about any of the lesson and class options we have available at Topgolf Dubai.

  3. Iain Witherspoon

    Academy Coach

    Northern Ireland

    Iain grew up in Northern Ireland where he developed his love for the game of golf. Having studied sports physiology and sports science in University, he gained his BSc Hnours Degree. Iain's understanding of golf physiology helps maximise the learning potential of his students. During his time at University, he played on the Portugese Professional Winter Tour, from which he gained key knowledge in all aspects of the applied game. After graduating, he turned professional and has competed in many PGA events in the Irish circuit and now looks forward to competing in PGA events across the UAE.

    Iain has experience dealing with all types of players. From beginners to advanced players. He loves the challenge of helping players achieve their goals and gives them the best possible opportunity to succeed and makes learning the game fun and easy!

    Contact academy@topgolfdubai.ae to book a lesson or find out more about any of the lesson and class options we have available at Topgolf Dubai.