Meet Our Pros

Mike Kinloch

Head Academy Professionals, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

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Born in St. Andrews, Mike has spent most of his life at the home of golf. Introduced to the sport at the age of 12 when he joined St. Andrews Golf Club, he has enjoyed and played the game ever since.

On turning Professional in 1999, Mike joined the golf staff at the Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa St. Andrews, where he was based at the award winning Dukes Course. He successfully completed his PGA training at the Dukes and won the prestigious Scottish Trainee Professional of the year award in 2003.

At the end of 2005, Mike was recruited by PGA Golf Management to assist in the opening of Kuwait's first grass golf course, Sahara Golf & Country Club. Mike was instrumental in establishing the club's academy, and was responsible for overseeing the creation of Kuwait's first Junior Development Program. As a lead instructor, he mentored and coached elite players, including members of the Kuwait national golf team.

Mike returned to Scotland to join the St. Andrews Links Golf Academy, a centre of excellence and one of the most advanced golf teaching facilities in the UK. During his time at the academy Mike gained valuable experience in teaching clients with the latest technology including SAM Puttlab, Trackman, Flightscope and Ecoaching among others.

Having enjoyed his first taste of life in the Middle East, Mike joined the outstanding team of professionals at Dubai Creek in September 2007. Mike has great experience in teaching golf to players of all ages and abilities and he continues to look forward to helping all the Club's members and guests with their golf games.

Cyril Rozes

PGA Professional

Cyril RozesOriginating from Bordeaux in the south west of France, Cyril was introduced to the game of golf at the age of sixteen by his father, who noticed that he had a wonderful natural feel for the game. Soon after, Cyril joined the popular Golf Bordelais course and spent most of his time there developing his skills.

After only three years of playing, Cyril obtained a handicap of scratch and decided to join the Professional ranks. He achieved his PGA qualification at the age of twenty and began playing on both the French Tour and European Challenge Tour.

For the next four years Cyril gained fantastic experience playing in events throughout Europe. He then left France and moved to the remote island of Tahiti in French Polynesia where he became the national coach for the South Pacific Games.

After eight years developing his coaching techniques in Tahiti, Cyril came to Dubai and joined the team of Professionals at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. He has enjoyed his time at The Creek and is looking forward to another busy season helping people of all abilities to improve their golf and to have fun whilst doing it. 

Jack Woods

PGA Professional

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Jack started playing golf at the age of 14 and quickly discovered a passion for the game spending almost every night after school on the range until well after dark! Having played county golf for Hertfordshire he decided to turn professional and completed his PGA training at 23. 

He spent a total of 4 years at Mid Herts Golf club in Hertfordshire building up a large contingent of ladies, juniors and seniors groups as well as coaching a range of individuals. During this time Jack won several local Thomson tour events and qualified for the final stage of Open Qualifying on 2 separate occasions winning the regional qualifying stage in 2010.

Looking for a different challenge Jack decided on a move to Dubai in 2014 and is excited to be part of a great team at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Jack likes to work with students on a solid set up to allow them the best chance of producing a simple consistent movement.

Joe Way

PGA Professional 

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Born in London, England, Joe played a multitude of sports until the age of 14 when he decided to focus his attention towards golf.  As many are, he was soon hooked on the game and spent his spare time playing and practicing at his home club. This led to him winning both the Junior and Men’s Club Championships on multiple occasions.

With his passion for golf growing year on year, Joe decided he wanted to make it his career and began his degree at The University of Birmingham in 2012. The degree, ran in conjunction with the Professional Golfers Association, taught Joe the latest golfing theories in coaching, psychology, 3d swing biomechanics and equipment technology amongst other things. Upon graduation in 2015 Joe was a fully qualified PGA Golf Professional.

Having decided he wanted to focus his attention on coaching, Joe spent two summers at the spectacular Paul McGinley Golf Academy, Quinta do Lago, Portugal. Alongside providing individual golf lessons, Joe was tasked with creating a Junior Golf Programme at The Academy from scratch. Over the next two summers the Programme flourished and helped to introduce hundreds of juniors to the game of golf. He also gained experience in using Trackman, Flightscope, Sam Puttlab and Boditrack while in Portugal.

Joe believes that tailoring the coaching approach to the level of golfer is key to player improvement. Whether it be an in depth analysis using technology and biomechanics with better players, or the basics of golf with beginners. Joe is looking forward to working with Club members and visitors alike to help them achieve their golfing goals.

 

Cennydd Mills

PGA Professional

_ART4046Cennydd grew up playing golf from a young age and represented Wales at junior, youth, and full international level. During his amateur career he won several tournaments including the Welsh Boys Championship, Welsh Boys Strokeplay Championship, and the Irish Open Youths Championship. During 2001, Cennydd was awarded a golf scholarship to East Tennessee State University where he completed a 4 year degree in Advertising and Marketing while representing the University at the highest level of NCAA Division 1 college golf.

At the end of 2006, Cennydd turned professional and played on various tours such as Challenge Tour, Europro Tour, Gateway Tour, Canadian Tour, and Mena tour. After a spell playing professionally, he discovered a passion for coaching and decided to enrol and complete the PGA training programme. For the past 4 years Cennydd has been coaching players at all levels from beginners to European tour winners. He prides himself on teaching through a clear explanation in order for the student to understand their own golf swing. 

 

Luke Tidmarsh

PGA Professional

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Growing up in Lancashire, England as a keen sportsman, Luke turned his attention to golf at the age of 15. After just 18 months he was a single figure handicapper and was made the Junior Captain of his golf club. Keen to pursue a career in golf, Luke went on to read the Applied Golf Management Studies Degree at the University of Birmingham. 

 

Luke completed the degree course in 2014 and is proficient in all of the latest golfing theories and provides a holistic approach to coaching, thanks to an education in: golf psychology, swing biomechanics, equipment technology and coaching behavior.

 

Having spent time working in Abu Dhabi over the summer of 2013, Luke has also learnt coaching methods from the head professional of the Abu Dhabi National and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club courses. In 2014 Luke graduated with an Upper 2nd Class BSc Honors degree and travelled to Egypt to coach at The Allegria Golf Club. Here Luke was able to develop a number of players of varying ages, abilities and nationalities using equipment including 3D analysis and SAM PuttLab. With this experience and level of education Luke has a variety of techniques to improve your performance, and with his friendly and relaxed disposition you will feel comfortable absorbing his advice.

Luke believes that the key to being a successful golfer is to create a movement that you can be consistent with, maintain and be supremely confident with. The preconceived notion that a golf lesson could initially make your performances worse is one that Luke firmly wants to disprove and is excited to share his vast golfing knowledge with you. 

 

To book a lesson with one of our Golf Professionals please contact The Duabi Creek Golf Academy on +971 4 295 6000 or email areservations@dubaigolf.com