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. Maninder Singh
  3. Martin O'Gallagher
  4. James Houghton
  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. Maninder Singh

    Academy Professional

    India

    Maninder has worked in the golf industry for over ten years, and is Level A Certified by the National Golf Academy of India (formed by PGA Europe). He started his Level D in 2014 and graduated to topmost Level A in 2018. He has taught at renowned facilities like Qutab Golf Club and DLF Golf Club in the capital of India, Delhi.

    On the playing side, Maninder has been part of the Indian Golf Union Amateur Circuit from 2013 - 2015, and has won many corporate tournaments, most notably the McDowell Signature. After playing the PGTI Pro Circuit for a year, he found his passion in teaching golf. His love for the golf swing and understanding of biomechanics, allows him to correct players swing faults in the most body-friendly and efficient way. His teaching is a perfect blend of technique and feel. He loves challenging his clients with innovative golf drills.

    If you are looking for in-depth knowledge of golf swing and its interdependance with biomechanics, then Maninder is the one to go to. He might quiz you with some fun physics questions related to the golf swing, so brance yourself for some fun, 'techie' golf learning!

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

  3. Martin O'Gallagher

    Academy Professional

    Ireland

    Martin has 35 years of global experience coaching students of all levels, from beginners to Tour Professionals. Former coach to DP World Tour Professional Guido Migliozzi, he has worked in 5 Top 100 Golf Courses in the world; Portmarnock (Ireland), Sunningdale (England), Pervero (Italy), Ko Olina (Hawaii) and Abu Dhabi National (U.A.E.).

    His philosophy is keeping things simple. "Simple doesn't mean it's missing something, and innovation is more about taking away rather than adding". He believes that the greatest waste of human resources are the amount of people that never reach their potential.

    Martin is also a certified PGA Golf Psychologist, which he practices along side his technical coaching to form a holistic approach to player development.

    Lessons with Martin can be conducted in English, Italian, German, French and Russian.

    Contact academy@topgolfdubai.ae and reference Martin to book a lesson or find out more.

  4. 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.

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